The Illinois Science Council ("ISC") is an independent, volunteer-driven nonprofit organization that engages, educates, and entertains the adult public about science and technology in our everyday lives. We showcase the scientists and research of the Chicago-area institutions and companies that make Chicago our nation's true "City of Science." ISC serves as the science & tech complement to the region's arts & culture offerings.
We are inspired and motivated by this quote by Carl Sagan: “We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology.” It's true, but it's also extremely serious. ISC explores all areas of science and technology but we do it with a fun, non-stuffy approach. We don't care what you've forgotten since you were in school (or never learned in the first place). We keep our "mascots" - Muppets Dr. Bunson Honeydew and Beaker - close by to remind us that science and technology are important, but interesting and fun too! It's all about simply continuing to exercise our sense of curiosity.
Visit: IllinoisScience.org for more info or to get involved.