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.”
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
October 26, 2009
Gene Siskel Film Center
164 North State Street, Chicago, IL, United States
A screening of the Emmy Nominated In the Family: How much do you sacrifice to survive?
At 31, filmmaker Joanna Rudnick faces an impossible decision: remove her breasts and ovaries or risk incredible odds of developing cancer.
May 21, 2009
UIC College of Medicine, Moss Auditorium
909 South Wolcott Street, Thornton, IL, United States
The idea of surgical robotics has been a popular one of sci-fi authors for decades… until now. Thanks to improved range of motion and dexterity, surgeons are able to perform complex, yet minimally invasive surgeries while manipulating a robot just feet away from the operating table.
April 21, 2009
DePaul University - Lincoln Park Campus
1110 West Belden Avenue, Chicago, IL, United States
As the global spread of consumerism and destruction of ancient forests threaten to leave us with an impoverished and vulnerable world, the call for strong commitment to a vision of a planet that resonates with life is dire.
March 14, 2009
Francis W. Parker School
330 West Webster Avenue, Chicago, IL, United States
Participants traveled back in time with world-renowned paleontologist Dr. Paul Sereno to learn about an ancient human world.
January 26, 2009
Harold Washington Library
400 South State Street, Chicago, IL, United States
As bio-defense issues regarding infectious disease become more complicated in the United States, so do developments for preventive vaccines. What possibilities are there to prevent catastrophic outbreaks and treat disease?