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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. 1 16 allis chalmers wd 45 model kitISC 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.1 16 Carter Vintage Tru Scale 2 Gang Disk

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:1 16 Case Agri King 1170 Tractor Toy Farmer New in Box by Ertl 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.); 1 16 CASE I-H 4994 COLLECTOR EDITION w WIDE DUALS NIB free shippingauthor 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.” 1 16 Case IH Magnum 245 Dealer Edition Tractor w FWDA New in Box by Ertl

ISC is certainly working to change that.
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A blog about the science of everyday life...and some from out of this world.1 16 Diecast White 1953 Cadillac Eldorado View More

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: 1 16 Ertl Farm Toy CASE 930 Tractor cast wheelsthe Chicago Science Expo on Saturday, May 18th. 1 16 ERTL JOHN DEERE 1590 NO TILL DRILL NICE Check out our schedule of amazing events below, and click here to read more about each specific event. 1 18 Autoworld ERTL - 1972 Ford Mustang Connie Kallita NHRA Funny Car

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.1 16 Farmall 1206 Tractor Precision Key Series 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.1 16 Farmall M Narrow Front Tractor Parts & Service Set by ERTL NIB 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.1 16 I H INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER 6388 2+2 TOY TRACTOR WITH BOX Continue reading “Navigating the Space between Art and Science”

Ironically, despite the horrors of war, armed conflict has a way of advancing medicine1 16 international 14 a dozer in box. Gruesome injuries sustained on the battlefield provide opportunities for surgeons to experiment and test new approaches for treatment. 1 16 international 706 iowa ffa toy tactorDuring 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.1 16 INTERNATIONAL HYDRO 100 ROPS w DUALS NIB free shipping Consider hydrazine (N2H4), a chemical compound that received renewed recognition by the military-industrial complex in 1937 Germany. 1 35 SANY YL25C tire roller DIECAST MODEL