September 24, 2008

Northwestern University - Rubloff Hall, Thorne Auditorium
750 N. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL, United States

With Dr. Alan Leshner, Chief Executive Officer, The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

Science and technology have become integral parts of the American political agenda. The president and Congress alike deal daily with issues like global climate change, surging demands for affordable energy, biomedical research – including the use of embryonic stem cells — and a continuing need to sustain national competitiveness in science, engineering, and medicine. Read more…


What do the recent funding cuts for Argonne National Laboratory and the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory mean for the economy in general and the future of Illinois’ scientific community in particular?

This was the official launch event for C2ST, and the featured speaker was Robert Rosner, Ph.D., director of Argonne National Laboratory and president of UChicago Argonne, LLC.

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Among the many challenges confronting science teachers is the perception that science is detached from the out-of-school lives and interests of students. The challenge is to excite students and hold their attention to learning increasingly complex material that may seem irrelevant to them.

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On Monday, Oct. 29, the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, the Adler Planetarium and C2ST co-hosted a presentation by NASA Administrator Michael Griffin titled “Space Exploration, International Cooperation and American Competitiveness” at the InterContinental Hotel in downtown Chicago.

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October 5, 2007

Northwestern University, Chicago Campus

On Oct. 4, 2007, the Adler Planetarium, WTTW Channel 11 and C2ST  celebrated the 50th anniversary of the launch of Sputnik, the world’s first man-made orbiting satellite, with Sputnik @ 50, a public program and exclusive talk with Dr. Sergei N. Khrushchev, son of former Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev.

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