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.
Miss an event? Anyone across the globe can access our STEM program library by visiting our YouTube channel, C2ST TV. Also be sure to follow us on Facebook, where we livestream many of our programs.
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.”
March 8, 2019
11:00 am – 5:30 pm
Northwestern Medicine Prentice Women’s Hospital
250 East Superior Street, Chicago, IL, USA
Science and Society
Join us on International Women’s Day for the second annual large-scale community-building event, where the focus will be on implicit bias, a critical obstacle to STEM diversity and inclusion. Given the strong evidence that unconscious bias is a driving force behind ongoing gender disparities in STEM (Hill, Corbett et al. 2010), the overall goal of this event will be to discuss the impact of implicit bias in STEM and develop counter-strategies.
February 28, 2019
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
McGowan South, Room 108, DePaul University
McGowan South, West Belden Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA
Resilience, empathy, and plasticity are important parts of the human experience, but how do these traits actually emerge biologically? Read more…
February 27, 2019
3:15 pm – 4:30 pm
Illinois Institute of Technology, Perlstein Hall Auditorium Room 131
10 West 33rd Street, Chicago, IL, USA
Climate, Energy, and Environment
This program is a part of the Wanger Institute for Sustainable Energy Research (WISER) 2019 Distinguished Lectureship Series.
February 20, 2019
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Jefferson Park Memorial Fieldhouse
4822 North Long Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA
Health and Wellness
Ever wonder if meditation is for you? Or if practicing mindfulness really works? Almost every day, something about meditation and mindfulness appears in the news. The reports suggest that these practices will make us healthier, happier, keep our brains healthy, and make us more successful. Meditation is the new miracle intervention that improves everything for everyone. But what exactly are meditation and mindfulness?
February 6, 2019
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Center
Harold Washington Library Center, Chicago Public Library, South State Street, Chicago, IL, USA
Technology and Engineering
Chicago is growing smarter every day. Want to know how? Read more…
January 29, 2019
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Hughes Auditorium, Robert H. Lurie Building, Northwestern University Chicago Campus
303 East Superior Street, Chicago, IL, USA
Climate, Energy, and EnvironmentPhysical Science
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED. Inclement weather has resulted in this program being canceled, stay tuned to c2st.org and sign up for our email list for further updates regarding rescheduling of the program at a later date. Refunds will be issued shortly.
What can we learn from alien worlds? We humans, with our “project of civilization,” are a kind of cosmic teenager. We have power over ourselves and the planet, but no model to follow. In his talk, Dr. Adam Frank will show how our fate can best be understood in light of the stars. Read more…