C2ST Initiatives

Each year we strive to reach a wider and more diverse audience to make sure that we are fulfilling our mission of raising scientific literacy and appreciation for science and technology in the general public. With this goal in mind, we have implemented several initiatives throughout the last several years that speak to our commitment to change and innovate our practices to better serve the public.

CPS Educator Fellow

CPS Educator Fellow

The C2ST Educator Fellow acts as a liaison between C2ST and the CPS community, helping C2ST understand the needs of teachers, and help teachers find C2ST programs that will be useful for them. Each year C2ST will choose a new Educator Fellow in order to make stronger ties to the different school districts and communities in Chicago. Through this initiative we hope to offer new perspectives on science and technology to teachers and provide CPS parents and students opportunities to learn about the world-class research being done in their own backyard.

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C2ST is a proud advocate of science and technology both in the Chicagoland area and beyond. Here we compile all information, programs, fellowships, and events that may be helpful or interesting to our community. Please let us know what you would like to see added to this list or if you have any suggestions by contacting us at info@c2st.org.

Women in STEM

C2ST continues to serve as a conduit to bring different Women in STEM groups together, and do what C2ST does so well: serve as a liaison and resource for the STEM community, and make connections between various constituent groups within this community. As part of our Women in STEM initiative, C2ST makes a conscientious effort to feature 50% female speakers in our programs and highlight female-led science on our Facebook page.

C2ST Artist in Residence

Aaron Freeman

Meet Aaron Freeman, writer/producer, science commentator and funnyman. Former host of both NPR’s weekly talk show Metropolis, and WTTW’s Chicago Tomorrow, a weekly science-and-health half-hour magazine. Aaron will be sharing his take on a variety of science topics through posts and videos.