Illinois Science Council

Illinois Science Council ("ISC") is an independent 501c3 nonprofit with a mission to engage, educate, and entertain the adult public about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) topics. 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, and the adult complement to student-focused programs, by raising understanding and appreciation of STEM subjects.

Carl Sagan also observed, "We live in a society that is exquisitely dependent upon science and technology in which hardly anyone understands anything about science and technology."  ISC is certainly working to change that. 

ISC explores all areas of science and technology and we do so with a fun, non-stuffy approach. We don't care what's been forgotten since school (or never learned in the first place). It's simply about continuing to exercise our inexhaustible human sense of curiosity. We create free and low-cost programs open to the public (aimed at adults and accessible to teens). ISC's engaging programs include author talks (Mary Roach, James Hamblin, Lisa Randall, Randall Munroe, Michio Kaku), film screenings ("The Believers," "The Atom Smashers," "I Believe in Dinosaurs,"), topical talks (Science of Cooking, Your Brain on Happiness, The Brain on Addiction, Science of the Internet, Human Genome & Consumer Genetic Tests), and experiential hands-on chemistry (Chemistry of... Beer, Chocolate, Whiskey, Coffee, Honey, Bread, etc.), and more. 

Visit: IllinoisScience.org for more info or to volunteer in our work. To support our science outreach efforts, you can make a donation here, or buy something from our Science Swag store here.

Illinois Science Council ("ISC") is an independent 501c3 nonprofit with a mission to engage, educate, and entertain the adult public about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) topics. 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, and the adult complement to student-focused programs, by raising understanding and appreciation of STEM subjects.

Carl Sagan also observed, "We live in a society that is exquisitely dependent upon science and technology in which hardly anyone understands anything about science and technology."  ISC is certainly working to change that. 

ISC explores all areas of science and technology and we do so with a fun, non-stuffy approach. We don't care what's been forgotten since school (or never learned in the first place). It's simply about continuing to exercise our inexhaustible human sense of curiosity. We create free and low-cost programs open to the public (aimed at adults and accessible to teens). ISC's engaging programs include author talks (Mary Roach, James Hamblin, Lisa Randall, Randall Munroe, Michio Kaku), film screenings ("The Believers," "The Atom Smashers," "I Believe in Dinosaurs,"), topical talks (Science of Cooking, Your Brain on Happiness, The Brain on Addiction, Science of the Internet, Human Genome & Consumer Genetic Tests), and experiential hands-on chemistry (Chemistry of... Beer, Chocolate, Whiskey, Coffee, Honey, Bread, etc.), and more. 

Visit: IllinoisScience.org for more info or to volunteer in our work. To support our science outreach efforts, you can make a donation here, or buy something from our Science Swag store here.

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