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!”

ISC Pi Day Run 2018: Another Great One for the Books!

Illinois Science Council’s 6th annual Pi Day run was an all-around success!  Over 300 science-loving and science-curious Chicagoans, young and old, participated in the 3.14 mile run/walk at one of three sponsoring Fleet Feet locations—Oak Park, and the Old Town and Lincoln Square neighborhoods in Chicago.  Many runners could be seen sporting their official Pi Day run t-shirts. Continue reading “ISC Pi Day Run 2018: Another Great One for the Books!”

Brain Games at the 2015 Science Cocktail Party

Thank you to to everyone who came to the Illinois Science Council’s Science Cocktail party!

As you may have noticed, because we thought the food, drinks, music, raffle, and photo booth wouldn’t be enough, we provided you with a healthy dose of science as well, in the form of brain games.  What would a science cocktail party be without real, mind-blowing brain games ?  In case you missed some of the demos, or if you want to learn more about the science behind them, you can read about each one here: Continue reading “Brain Games at the 2015 Science Cocktail Party”