How to Properly Wear a Face Mask and Gloves

Last week, the CDC told us that we should wear face masks to prevent the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. But we’ve noticed that some people are wearing them improperly, where they’re not actually protecting themselves and the people around them. We wanted to provide some guidance on how to wear face masks (and gloves) in the right way to keep you safe:

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Fun Facts About Pi(e)

We are sad to say we had to cancel our annual Pi K Fun run because of the coronavirus. Everyone’s health and safety is a priority for us, and we don’t want to put anyone at risk of sacrificing either. We really feel bad that you’re missing this yearly tradition, so to make it up to you a best as we can, we collected some fun facts about pi(e) in all its forms. We hope you enjoy!

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Join us for the 5th Annual Chicago Science Fest!

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: the Chicago Science Expo on Saturday, May 18th.  Check out our schedule of amazing events below, and click here to read more about each specific event. Continue reading “Join us for the 5th Annual Chicago Science Fest!”

Behold…The ISC Blog is Now “Science Unsealed”

To Our Loyal Readers,

2018 was an exciting year for the Illinois Science Council blog. We shifted from publishing articles whenever we had time to bringing you fresh content every Monday (and even some other days sprinkled in between!) We published over 60 blogs from over 25 writers, ranging from graduate students in science to professional science communicators. We were able to share our passion for science with over 16,000 readers on topics ranging from why we have blood, to what makes cut diamonds so sparkly, to how and why we can control our dreams. Given our success over the past year, we decided that our blog finally deserves a name. Continue reading “Behold…The ISC Blog is Now “Science Unsealed””

Science as Art: Open Call for SciArt!

This year, the Chicago Science Festival, hosted by the Illinois Science Council, will feature an event called Science as Art.  We invite you to submit artistic and scientific images from your work for consideration.  Images ranging from the tiniest nanoparticles and neurons to the largest galactic images, including all types of microscopy and other scientific photography, are welcome.  Submissions will be accepted from now until April 22, 2018. Continue reading “Science as Art: Open Call for SciArt!”