C2ST achieves its mission by hosting relevant, independent, and credible public STEM programs across all scientific fields at locations throughout Chicagoland. With nine out of ten program attendees’ expectations fulfilled, our supporters agree that C2ST is accomplishing its mission of increasing the public’s understanding of science and technology.
Check out below what programs we have planned and discover what we’ve hosted in the past.
The following testimonial from a C2ST supporter demonstrates the scope of our programming:
“A few years ago you hosted a talk called “The Science of Addiction”…I am a mother of a son who has been battling heroin addiction (substance abuse disorder)…As a person who taught and believed in science, I was frustrated going to family meetings where I was told repeatedly we were powerless. Then I attended the lecture hosted by C2ST and asked the question of what we could do to help support their research…Thank you so much! This lecture gave me direction and helped me feel like I had a purpose.”
November 8, 2018
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Café Brauer, Lincoln Park Zoo
Cafe Brauer, North Stockton Drive, Chicago, IL, USA
Chimpanzees and their sister species, the bonobo, are humankind’s closest living relatives. Because of this close evolutionary relationship, chimpanzees provide a model system to evaluate claims about human uniqueness. Read more…
May 23, 2018
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Center
400 S State St, Chicago, IL, USA
The Leakey Foundation, Chicago Council on Science and Technology and Chicago Public Library present
The Origins of the Genus Homo
When did our ancestors look the way we expect the earliest members of our genus to have looked? Read more…
January 16, 2018
1547 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA
Every human carries a unique individual genome. The ways in which human genomes are similar or different to one another is just now being detailed at high resolution thanks to technological advances in DNA sequencing. These new observations reveal much about our origins as humans and the evolutionary processes that shape both human adaptation and disease. Read more…
October 12, 2017
Walter Payton College Prep High School
1034 North Wells Street, Chicago, IL, USA
July 11, 2017
The discovery that a microorganism produced penicillin in 1928 ushered in an unprecedented global effort to mine for new antibiotics from the environment, in particular from microorganisms that live in soil. It remains one of the most impactful scientific discoveries in our species’ history, as it resulted in nearly doubling our life span. Read more…
May 10, 2017
Columbia College Chicago
1104 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL, USA
C2ST is pleased to present this event as part of our Science + Cinema initiative.
We go behind-the-scenes of the WTTW series Urban Nature with its producer and host, as well as one of the scientists featured in a segment filmed right here in Chicago.