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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. Train jouef 73230 my first reseau loco 67007-no box see descriptionISC 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.MONOPOLY 1961 EDITION PARKER BredHERS REAL ESTATE TRADING GAME EQUIPMENT F849

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:The Collector Avalon Hill Bookshelf Game 1977 NEW Rare 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.); LIONEL O AND 027 WENDY'S CABOOSE ILLUMINATED WENDY'S HAMBURGERS CABOOSE 6449author 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.” Master Maze Room Set MM-001

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: Fortress America- 2nd Edition- Board Game- Fantasy Flight Games- 100% Complete the Chicago Science Expo on Saturday, May 18th. Matchbox Models Yesteryear Y9S 1936 LEYLAND CUB FIRE ENGINE FK7 SPECIAL EDITION Check out our schedule of amazing events below, and click here to read more about each specific event. VINTAGE JAQUES & SON  LONDON BROADBENT BOXWOOD KNIGHT CHESS PIECE

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.Märklin Empty Box 3056 E-Locomotive Series BR be 6 8 III SBB 13302 CROCODILE OP 07 75 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.Vtg 1950's Post Cereal 10 Cereal Premiums Various Railroad Tin Signs Emblems 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.Vtech Toot Toot Animals Pet Hotel Pet Playground Plus 5 Animals Continue reading “Navigating the Space between Art and Science”

Ironically, despite the horrors of war, armed conflict has a way of advancing medicinePeg-Perego 6v Bundle - IAKB0509. Gruesome injuries sustained on the battlefield provide opportunities for surgeons to experiment and test new approaches for treatment. STAR WARS X WING REBEL ALLIANCE CONVERSION KITDuring 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.

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