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 like to showcase the scientists and research of the Chicago-area institutions and companies that make Chicago the nation's true "City of Science."
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 about what's been forgotten since we were in school (or never learned in the first place). We keep our "mascots" - Muppets Dr. Bunson Honeydew and Beaker - close by because they remind us that science and technology are not only 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.