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Illinois Science Council (“ISC”) is an independent 501c3 organization that engages, educates, and entertains the public about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in our everyday lives. Geo Floral Print The North Face Women's Thermoball VestISC serves as the adult complement to student-focused science efforts, and the science & tech counterpart to the region’s arts & culture offerings by raising STEM understanding and appreciation.Teal Black Mercury J Kara Women's Long 3 4 Sleeve VNeck Beaded Faux Wrap Dress

ISC explores a wide variety of topics with a fun, non-stuffy approach. We create engaging programs (aimed at adults and accessible to teens) such as:Fajas Colombianas Full Body Shaper with Sleeves & Butt Lifter Knee Length Style hands-on chemistry (Chemistry of… Beer, Chocolate, Whiskey, Coffee, Honey, etc.); panel discussions on science subjects in the news (Your Brain on Happiness, on Creativity, on Addiction, on Exercise, etc.); Ted Baker Women's Kelsaa Coverupauthor talks (Lisa Randall, Mary Roach, Randall Munroe of XKCD); film screenings (“The Atom Smashers”), plus the Chicago Science Festival; and more.

Carl Sagan observed:

“We live in a society exquisitely dependent upon science and technology in which hardly anyone understands anything about science and technology.” Jessica Howard Women's Petite Flutter Sleeve Jacket with Ruched Waist Dress

ISC is certainly working to change that.
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The Illinois Science Council invites you to join us at our 5th annual Chicago Science Fest!  We have a supercharged week of science lined up just for you, including our signature event: UUYUKWomen Winter Thicken Warm Faux Fur Hoodie Zipper Down Coat Overcoatthe Chicago Science Expo on Saturday, May 18th. Oh la la Cheri Women's Elise Lace Babydoll Check out our schedule of amazing events below, and click here to read more about each specific event. 24th & Ocean Womens Standard Flyaway Front Tankini Swimsuit Top

As a high school student, I had a love of technical subjects, such as physics, math and computer programming. I also spent a great deal of time in art classes.Laura Fairy Cat Eye Frame Fashion Designer UV400 Lens Sunglassesgradual grey I was blessed with a generous and dedicated art teacher (thank you, Leona Mackey).

Those interests overlapped for me in photography, which I dove into deeply. While shooting, I immersed myself in my senses.YYG Womens Winter Mid Length Warm Slim Hooded Down Quilted Jacket Coat Overcoat When composing, I leveraged intuition and critical thinking. And in the darkroom, I practiced my analytical thinking skills as I developed and printed my photographs.Jess & Jane Women's Freedom Ring Cotton Tee Shirt Top Continue reading “Navigating the Space between Art and Science”

Ironically, despite the horrors of war, armed conflict has a way of advancing medicineAbetteric Womens Fit Print Hooded Below The Knee Down Jacket with Hood Coat. Gruesome injuries sustained on the battlefield provide opportunities for surgeons to experiment and test new approaches for treatment. 503 bluee Water Helly Hansen Women's Lyness CoatDuring World War II for example, blood poisoning, bronchitis, and other infectious diseases contracted by soldiers created a demand for broad spectrum antibiotics, which encouraged British scientists to find new ways to produce penicillin on a mass scale.

Sometimes, weapons of war themselves have applications other than mass destruction.Women Casual Loose Tops Batwing Pocket Baggy Tunic Female Tshirt Clothes Irregular Long Section for Women Consider hydrazine (N2H4), a chemical compound that received renewed recognition by the military-industrial complex in 1937 Germany. Cutter & Buck Women's Moisture Wicking, UPF 50+, Stretch Morgain Long Short