OF INTEREST: Science and the Future of Food (Argonne OutLoud)

Thursday, July 20, 2017 6:00 PM Location: Argonne National Laboratory For millennia, food has been one of life’s simpler and necessary pleasures. In our modern age, food has become increasingly complex – from farmers seeking new ways to feed a … Continue reading

OF INTEREST: Dietary Supplements: Stories of Regulation, Safety, and Evidence

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 7:00 PM Location: The Radler A healthy athlete dies of complications from heatstroke during training. The medical examiner finds a legal botanical dietary supplement played a “significant role” in the death. How are regulatory agencies able … Continue reading

OF INTEREST: Get Your Head in the Clouds

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 6:00 PM Location: BrickStone Brewery “The influence of clouds on the climate: past, present, and future” On Tuesday, June 20 at 6:30pm, Green Drinks Kankakee will be hosting presenter Dylan Gaeta, a University of Chicago PhD … Continue reading

OF INTEREST: Dave Levitan – Not a Scientist

Thursday, June 1, 2017 7:00 PM Location: Volumes Bookcafe The Illinois Science Council and Volumes Books are partnering to bring science journalist Dave Levitan to Chicago on June 1, 2017 to discuss his new book, Not a Scientist: How Politicians … Continue reading

OF INTEREST: March Against Myths 2017

Saturday, May 20 11:00 AM Location: Berghoff Restaurant Join March Against Myths in the continued struggle to #DefendScience! WHAT TO EXPECT We are being joined by special guests plant geneticist Karl Haro von Mogel and media personality/author Kavin Senapathy to help … Continue reading

OF INTEREST: How The Ear’s Works Work

Saturday, May 15, 2017 5:00 PM Location: Chicago Cultural Center – Claudia Cassidy Theater How the Ear’s Works Work: A Biological Hearing Aid Optimizes Your Hearing The Grossman Institute’s Mind and Brain Annual Public Lecture A. James Hudspeth, M.D., Ph.D. … Continue reading

Skeptics March for Science!

Saturday, April 22, 2017 10:00 AM Location: Congress Parkway & Michigan Avenue (March entrance) The March for Science Chicago was inspired by threats to the validity of scientific data, to the role of scientific organizations in policy making, and to the … Continue reading

OF INTEREST: Chicago Science Festival

Saturday, May 14, 2016 10:00am – 5:00pm Location: 1871 Chicago Illinois Science Council invites you to the second annual Chicago Science Festival — a celebration of the wow-inspiring, mind-expanding, human-benefitting awesomeness that is S.T.E.M (science, technology, engineering & math) research in the Chicago … Continue reading