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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. Beige uanfuyicen Women Leisure Fold Travel Outdoor Sun Cap Sun Cap AllMatch Beach CapISC 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.Kensie Womens Smooth Stretch Cepe Top Blouse

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:Nanette Nanette Lepore Women's Slvls Dress with Grommets 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.); Women Dress Floral Beach Sleeveless Print Backless Embroidered Party Long Sundressauthor 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.” Lakeshore bluee Mountain Hardwear Women's Ghost Whisperer Down Hooded Jacket

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: WofupowgaCA Women Casual Oversized Open Front Knitted Hooded Cardigan Sweaterthe Chicago Science Expo on Saturday, May 18th. Women's One Piece Swimsuits V Neck Bikinis Monokinis Swimsuit Beach Swimwear Bathing Suit Check out our schedule of amazing events below, and click here to read more about each specific event. Women Stylish Solid Black Pleated Shorts Side Zipper MultiLayers Female Casual Sweet Shorts

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.Beige65 TINGTING Scarf Scarves Shawl Wrap Blanket Poncho Clothing Wool Solid color Couple Soft Thicken Autumn and Winter (color Caramel45) 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.Freeze White Burst Spyder Project Jacket 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.Oceanbeautiful Irregular Ruffle Strap Dress Palm Leaf Floral Pineapple Print,2196264,S Continue reading “Navigating the Space between Art and Science”

Ironically, despite the horrors of war, armed conflict has a way of advancing medicineEtecredpow Women Outwear Slim Fit PULeather FullZip Coat Biker Stand Collar Moto Jacket. Gruesome injuries sustained on the battlefield provide opportunities for surgeons to experiment and test new approaches for treatment. Desolateness Women Outdoor Warm Wool Blended Fleece Lined Classic Pea Coat JacketDuring 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.J.Crew Mercantile Women's Flannel Ruffle Hem Dress Consider hydrazine (N2H4), a chemical compound that received renewed recognition by the military-industrial complex in 1937 Germany. Max Studio Women's Sleeveles Trapeze Jersey Dress