March 11, 2010

The University Club of Chicago
76 East Monroe Street, Chicago, IL, United States

U.S. high-school students perform less well in science and math than students in other economically advanced countries do. Dr. Samuel Silverstein, John C. Dalton Professor of Physiology and Cellular Biophysics in the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, created and continues to direct a nationally recognized Summer Work Experience for Professional Teachers (SWEPT) that utilizes the research laboratory experience at a major research university to provide experiences for New York City teachers that ultimately enhances their ability to teach science to their students.

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February 18, 2010

Illinois Institute of Technology,  McCormick Tribune Campus Center
3201 South State Street, Chicago, IL, United States


Dr. Mohammad Shahidehpour, Bodine Distinguished Professor and Chair, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Illinois Institute of Technology

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January 7, 2010

Ryan Auditorium, Technological Institute
2145 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL, United States

The Chicago Council on Science and Technology in partnership with Northwestern University’s Department of Physics and Astronomy presented the Heilborn Lectures.

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December 6, 2009

Northwestern University Chicago Campus, Thorne Auditorium
375 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL, United States

The Chicago Council on Science and Technology, National Geographic, and Project Exploration presented:

For a long time, the Age of Reptiles seemed to belong only to its “stars,” the dinosaurs — but not anymore. Thanks to strange fossils coming out of the Sahara and other places, we now know that it was a world full of bizarre and terrifying crocodiles as well — ones that not only rubbed shoulders with the dinosaurs — but sometimes ate them.

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December 2, 2009

Palmer House Hilton
17 East Monroe Street, Chicago, IL, United States


John Kessler, MD, Davee Professor of Stem Cell Biology ; Chairman, Department of Neurology; Director, Northwestern University Stem Cell Insitute, Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine

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November 12, 2009

Northwestern University's Chicago Campus, Hughes Auditorium
303 E Superior St, Chicago, IL, United States

Speaker: Debra Shore – Commissioner, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District

As the demand for fresh water increases, we can no longer think of this natural resource as having  an endless supply. Finding safe and environmentally sound ways to reuse our water is becoming an issue of international concern.

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