What we're about

Hi there! We're a group of people who love science, and we come from all walks of life. Whether you have a scientific background or not, whether you do science for a living or not, if you barely recall anything from high school science or have a self-taught PhD -- if you are curious person, we're the group for you. We are all about public outreach in science, technology, engineering, and math.
We like to showcase and celebrate the extraordinary Science Sector and the research done in and around Chicagoland. If you like bugs or beer, astronomy or atoms, medicine or microbes, neuroscience or nanotech, you'll love ISC!

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"Fire of Love" - Chicago Premiere Screening of Volcano Documentary

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What better way to celebrate the warmth of summer than immersing yourself (cinematically) in the heat of volcano research?!? ISC is excited to host the Chicago premiere of a new NatGeo documentary you absolutely want to see. One day only - July 14 - Please join us for hot lava in a cool theater! 🌋

**NOTE: Registration is required through provided link. RSVP'ing here only will NOT get you into the theater. **

Katia and Maurice Krafft loved two things — each other and volcanoes. Their legacy forever enriched our knowledge of the natural world. These French scientists devoted their lives to uncovering the mystery of volcanoes, chasing fire around the world and, in the process, capturing some of the most spectacular imagery of the earth ever recorded.

Illinois Science Council is hosting a free screening, with registration required, of this highly acclaimed film that recently won the Jonathan Oppenheimer Editing Award at the Sundance Film Festival.

National Geographic Docs presents this extraordinary story of volcanologists Katia and Maurice Krafft and their work. Director Sara Dosa and the filmmaking team fashion a lyrical celebration of the intrepid scientists’ spirit of adventure, drawing from the Kraffts’ spectacular archive. FIRE OF LOVE tells a story of primordial creation and destruction, following two bold explorers as they venture into the unknown, all for the sake of love.

Register here now. Seating is limited. RSVP'ing on Meetup only will NOT get you into the theater.

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