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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. Certified International Mgoldcco 12-piece Melamine Dinnerware SetISC 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.Certified International Ocean View All Purpose Bowls, Set of 6

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:Certified International Pamela Gladding Cottage pink Large Serving Platter 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.); Certified International Piazzette 22-ounce Mugs (Set of 4)author 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.” Certified International Porto Oval Platter

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: Certified International Seaside Soup Pasta Bowls (Set of 4)the Chicago Science Expo on Saturday, May 18th. Certified International Sunset Sunflower 6-inch Ice Cream Bowls (Set of 4) Check out our schedule of amazing events below, and click here to read more about each specific event. Certified International Indigold Bird Mugs Set of 4, 15 oz, Multicolor

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.Certified International Terra Nova White Ice Cream Bowls (Set of 4) 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.Certified International Tuscan View Dinner Plate, 10.75-Inch, Set of 4 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.Certified International Vino Ice Cream Bowl Assorted Designs Set of 4 Continue reading “Navigating the Space between Art and Science”

Ironically, despite the horrors of war, armed conflict has a way of advancing medicineCertified International Winter's Lodge Set of 4 Canape Plate - Round. Gruesome injuries sustained on the battlefield provide opportunities for surgeons to experiment and test new approaches for treatment. CHAFING DISH SET STAINLESS STEEL 8.5L PARTY CATER FOOD WARMER FUEL NEW 11038CDuring 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.Chameleon Butterfly Lepidoptera Colour Changing Magical Mug Perfect Gift Consider hydrazine (N2H4), a chemical compound that received renewed recognition by the military-industrial complex in 1937 Germany. Certified International It's Just Words Ice Cream Bowls (Set of 4)