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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 18 SCALE DIECAST 1968 FORD MUSTANG GT500K IN METALLIC LIME GREEN BY YAT-MING.ISC 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 18 SCALE DIECAST LYNBROOK NEW YORK POLICE FORD SUV W WORKING LIGHTS AND SIREN

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 18 SCALE ERTL AMERICAN MUSCLE LIMITED EDITION PURPLE '67 CHEVELLE L-78 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 18 Scale Honda Civic 8th Generation Red DieCast Toy Car Modelauthor talks (Lisa Randall, Mary Roach, Randall Munroe of XKCD); film screenings (“The Atom Smashers”), plus the Chicago Science Festival; and more.

Carl Sagan observed:

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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: 1 18 Scale Volkswagen VW NEW PASSAT 2011 bluee Diecast Model Car Toy Collectionthe Chicago Science Expo on Saturday, May 18th. 1 18 Solid Ferrari 365 GTS Open 1969-MIB-No Minichamps-autoart-Kyosho Check out our schedule of amazing events below, and click here to read more about each specific event. 1 18 scale 1949 mercury by ertl american muscle Barn find 1 18

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 18 Subaru S207 Nbr Yellow Edition Limited 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 18 TOP MARQUES 2010 Gemballa MIG-U1 Ferrari Enzo Red Limited 100 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 18 Toyota Lexus NX 200T NX200T Diecast Model Car Suv Toys kids boy Gifts White Continue reading “Navigating the Space between Art and Science”

Ironically, despite the horrors of war, armed conflict has a way of advancing medicine1 18 VAV Liberty Walk LB Performance Lamborghini Miura Tokyo Auto Yellow. Gruesome injuries sustained on the battlefield provide opportunities for surgeons to experiment and test new approaches for treatment. 1 18 Welly FX Volkswagen Santana Police Car model + giftDuring 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 18Original dealer version,BORGWARD BX7 Alloy car model Gift collection 2 color Consider hydrazine (N2H4), a chemical compound that received renewed recognition by the military-industrial complex in 1937 Germany. 1 18 scale 1963 corvette ERTL American Muscle Anniversary edition