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Upcoming events

    • 26 Mar 2014
    • 6:30 PM
    • 05 Jun 2014
    • 10:00 PM
    • Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum
    • 296

    C2ST Presents:

    Please join C2ST for our Fourth Gala Fundraiser, Science in the Second City, on Thursday, June 5, 2014 at the Adler Planetarium.

    Enjoy stimulating conversation with Chicago's scientific, business and philanthropic community, become immersed in hands-on science exhibits and demonstrations, and enjoy a stunning view of the Chicago skyline.

    The evening includes live music, cocktails and a plated dinner.

    The recipient of the “Advancing the Public Understanding of Science & Technology Award’ will be fêted at the event as well. C2ST created this award in 2012 to honor individuals who share in the passion and mission of the organization—to increase the awareness of the great R&D taking place in our region.

    Past recipients include esteemed scientific community members Paul H. Knappenberger Jr., Ph.D., former President of Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum; and Eric Isaacs, Ph.D., Director of Argonne National Laboratory and future Provost of the University of Chicago.

    This is a not-to-be missed opportunity to celebrate science in Chicago.

    Thursday, June 5, 2014
    Adler Planetarium &
    Astronomy Museum

    • 30 Apr 2014
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Northwestern University Chicago Campus - Huges Auditorium

     The Multiplication of Threats: Climate Change & the Risks to National Security

    The American Security Project, or ASP, is a non-partisan organization devoted to educating the American public about the changing state of national security. The ASP’s position is that true security can no longer be determined by military power alone. The world is a global community, and factors such as economic power, diplomatic skill, and political ideals all play a role in maintaining security. ASP leads the effort by promoting communication and nonpartisanship in America. Today’s issues are far too complex for simple rhetoric and dogma to apply, and it is ASP’s view that the American public deserves healthy discussion instead of the cherry-picking of ideas of earlier years. With a diverse group of CEO’s, former members of congress, retired military generals, and other prominent officials, the group helps to empower the public to make informed, intelligent decisions. Their current focuses include economic competitiveness, climate and energy research, nuclear proliferation, the international sea treaty, and more.

    The ASP’s Climate Change and Global Security Index details the current national perspectives around the world on climate change. The Index’s purpose is not to debate climate change, but to focus instead on global views as to whether the subject is either an environmental danger, or a threat to national security. The index reveals that more than 90 percent of countries consider climate change a danger or threat, and more than 70 percent of countries consider it a security threat--including the US, Russia, and China. Such threats include mass human migration, opening of new sea routes, resource shortages, including food and water, and civil unrest. The ASP analyzes nations with an unbiased viewpoint in order to clearly define the issues. The point of the ASP’s efforts is to support a healthy discussion for the betterment of mankind.

    Please join Chicago Council on Science and Technology and representatives from ASP for a panel discussion on climate change as it relates to national security and threats to the Midwestern region.

    • 30 Apr 2014
    • 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Northwestern University Chicago Campus, 303 East Superior St.
    Please join The American Security Project delegation Brigadier General Stephen Cheney & Andrew Holland following C²ST's The Multiplication of Threats: Climate Change & the Risks to National Security program on the evening of Wednesday April 30.

    The dinner will take place in the Ryan Atrium, at Northwestern University's Chicago campus Lurie building, 303 East Superior St.

    Plates are $75 and need to purchased by Monday, April 14.

    Business Attire Required

Past events

02 Apr 2014 The Real Science Behind Star Trek
12 Mar 2014 I.F.S.H. - Is This Safe to Eat?
22 Jan 2014 The Order of Crystallography
11 Dec 2013 The Nature of Nano
13 Nov 2013 Every Click Leaves a Clue: The Technology & Tactics of the FBI Cyber Crime Division
12 Nov 2013 Body & Machine - Epidermal Electronics
29 Oct 2013 Science With A Pint: Our Curious Chemical World
24 Oct 2013 The Price of Doing Nothing: The World's Energy Future
16 Oct 2013 Every Click Leaves a Clue: The Technology & Tactics of the FBI Cyber Crime Division
24 Sep 2013 Out for the Sperm Count: mysteries of a declining resource
10 Sep 2013 The Landscape of Techpark Innovation
02 Aug 2013 The Physics of Baseball #2: "You Can Observe A Lot By Watching"
01 Aug 2013 The Physics of Baseball: "You Can Observe A Lot By Watching"
13 Jun 2013 Science in the Second City 2013
03 Apr 2013 Chemical Innovations - Molecular Modeling: A Window to the Biochemical World
21 Mar 2013 Investing in Innovation for the Future: Science and Technology
13 Mar 2013 Music and the Brain
07 Mar 2013 Spies, Satellites and Archaeology: Mapping the Ancient Middle East
21 Feb 2013 Bioluminescence: Living Lights, Lights for Living
25 Jan 2013 CP-1 the Past, Present & Future of Nuclear Energy
04 Dec 2012 Alzheimer's and Aging: Our Fragile Minds
08 Nov 2012 Crime, Evidence and the Law
01 Nov 2012 Science and Technology Member Networking Event
11 Oct 2012 Exploring the Universe from the Bottom of the World
10 Oct 2012 CSI: Picasso
20 Sep 2012 America’s Digital Tomorrow
14 Jun 2012 Science in the Second City
11 May 2012 Women In Science Symposium 2012: Big Ideas, Big Impact
01 May 2012 CERN: What's it all about
19 Apr 2012 Oceans’ Health: An Ecosystem on the Brink
29 Mar 2012 China's Clean Energy: Current Research, Development & Cooperation
16 Mar 2012 About Time: Cosmology and Culture at the Twilight of the Big Bang
23 Feb 2012 Nanotechnology: Small is Beautiful
11 Feb 2012 The Believers
31 Jan 2012 Sustainable Energy: Fact or Fiction
19 Jan 2012 FRACKING - the quest for energy independence
01 Dec 2011 The Science and Policy of Obesity
10 Nov 2011 Gene Patenting: The Economic, Legal and Health Dilemma
13 Oct 2011 Chicago’s Water: Protecting Our Precious Resource
13 Sep 2011 High Speed Rail: The Midwest Moving Forward
05 Aug 2011 The Genius Spark of Nikola Tesla
25 May 2011 Nuclear Non-Proliferation
18 May 2011 Science in the Second City
27 Apr 2011 The Mind of a Chimpanzee
25 Apr 2011 America’s Energy Challenges with Dr. Steve Koonin, Under Secretary for Science, U.S. Department of Energy
10 Mar 2011 Drug Discovery: Ingenuity or Serendipity
24 Feb 2011 BP Oil Spill: The Cause
17 Feb 2011 Cybr Scrty
25 Jan 2011 The Moon
09 Dec 2010 Chicago's Dark Matter: WIMPs of the Underground
04 Dec 2010 Physics with a Bang!
04 Dec 2010 Physics with a Bang!
16 Nov 2010 The Immortal Life of HEnrietta LAcks
21 Sep 2010 Future Fuels
07 Sep 2010 Disaster in the Gulf
06 May 2010 Mudball Earth
17 Apr 2010 Women in Science Symposium 2010: Building an Identity
13 Apr 2010 C²ST and IIT Present a Student Series on: Building-Integrated Wind Power: Conceptual Applications of the Self-Powered Built Environment
06 Apr 2010 Asian Carp Invasion: Potential Economic and Ecological Impacts in the Great Lakes
31 Mar 2010 Member Networking Forum: The Public Understanding of Science
11 Mar 2010 Using Scientific Research to Fix Science Education
18 Feb 2010 Storing Alternative Energies
06 Dec 2009 When Crocs Ate Dinosaurs
02 Dec 2009 Stem Cells & Nanotechnology: The Tools of Regenerative Medicine
12 Nov 2009 Water: The New Oil?
28 Oct 2009 Hubble's Story
26 Oct 2009 A Screening of In the Family: How much do you sacrifice to survive?
22 Oct 2009 The State of Science Education: A Local and National Perspective
14 Oct 2009 Molecular to Monumental: Rediscovering Lost Cultures from the Inside Out
18 Sep 2009 Science and Technology Policy: A View from Washington, D.C.
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