C2ST in the News

Kimberly Moore and KDM Engineering recognized on same day, two separate awards

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CHICAGOMay 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — KDM President and Founder Kimberly Moore was recently honored with The Chicago Council on Science and Technology’s (C2ST) Young Professional Award for her work to increase awareness in STEM fields for underrepresented youth through her nonprofit organization, Calculated Genius, Inc. On the same day, Moore’s company, KDM Engineering, was named one of Women Presidents’ Organization’s (WPO) 50 Fastest Growing Women-Owned/Led Companies at their 12th annual awards ceremony in Charlotte, NC. KDM has been ranked 15th among this year’s WPO 50 Fastest list.

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STEM Ask & Learn May 2019

As a part of our ongoing initiative to introduce students to STEM professionals from a wide variety of backgrounds, Horizon Pharma and The Chicago Council on Science and Technology visited Perspectives Math and Science Academy to talk to students about college and entering STEM fields. Check out our newest interview. Learn more about our partners Horizon Pharma: https://www.horizonpharma.com Perspectives Math and Science Academy: https://pcsedu.org/pcs-our-campuses/p

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The Science of Star Wars: Fact, Fiction or Something in Between?

Robert J. Kriss

April 9, 2019

The Force, lightsabers, AI robots (with a sense of humor), hyperdrive, life on other planets, the Death Star – these phenomena presented in Star Wars have captured the imaginations of millions of movie goers. We’ve seen nothing like them in the real world.  Might we someday?

On April 3, 2019, Dr. Dirk K. Morr, Professor of Physics at University of Illinois at Chicago, walked a large audience assembled at the Harold Washington Library Center through each of these phenomena and offered his take on how they square with the laws of Science, at least as we understand the scientific principles today.  It was a fascinating presentation, well worth your time to view on C2ST’s YouTube Channel (the presentation included film clips, music and very cool graphics).  Here are a few bottom lines from the program.

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STEM Ask & Learn April 2019

As a part of our ongoing initiative to introduce students to STEM professionals from a wide variety of backgrounds, Horizon Pharma and The Chicago Council on Science and Technology visited Perspectives Math and Science Academy to talk to students about college and entering STEM fields. Check out our newest interview. Learn more about our partners Horizon Pharma: https://www.horizonpharma.com Perspectives Math and Science Academy: https://pcsedu.org/pcs-our-campuses/p

C2ST in the News

Science Lovers, Mark Your Calendar

Originally published at: https://makeitbetter.net/philanthropy/science-lovers-mark-your-calendar/

[Originally published on makeitbetter.net. Read the original article here.]

Chicago is home to many of the world’s largest scientific powerhouses and one organization is making sure Chicagoans know about the cutting-edge work that is being conducted around them. The Chicago Council on Science and Technology (C2ST) works to increase the public’s understanding and appreciation of science and technology and their impact on society.

The council has grown to encompass much of the Chicago area and done its best to create a place where anyone from anywhere can come to learn. In the past 11 years, C2ST has developed quality public STEM programming that showed the wealth of science and technology talent in the region while clearly defining societal implications of the research showcased.

 

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STEM Ask and Learn Series- March

As a part of our ongoing initiative to introduce students to STEM professionals from a wide variety of backgrounds, Horizon Pharma and The Chicago Council on Science and Technology visited Perspectives Math and Science Academy to talk to students about college and entering STEM fields. Watch the interview here and check for a new video each month. Learn more about our partners Horizon Pharma: https://www.horizonpharma.com Perspectives Math and Science Academy: https://pcsedu.org/pcs-our-campuses/perspectives-iit-math-science-academy/