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Illinois Science & Technology Coalition Releases First S&T Roadmap for Illinois

A new report from the Illinois Science & Technology Coalition highlights the growth and importance of the biopharma industry in Illinois. The Illinois Science & Technology Coalition (ISTC) released its first Illinois Science & Technology Roadmap (S&T Roadmap), an innovative data-driven report that identifies research and innovation strengths positioned to drive competitiveness and business growth…

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TedMed 2014 Review

The recent TEDMED conference was packed with speakers strategically chosen to educate and entertain. There were experts from across the scientific spectrum, like Carl Hart, a psychiatry and psychology professor at Columbia University, who unconventionally suggested decriminalization of all drugs in the U.S. based off of his interpretation of scientific data. Hart’s talk was part…

Facebook alum’s startup makes science class more fun for budding innovators

“Science class is basically vocabulary class today.” That’s Keith Schacht, cofounder of MysteryScience, a startup coming out of stealth today. He says kids figure out by the sixth grade whether they like science or not, and it’s important to find a way to break away from these vocabulary classes and hook more kids into science before they reach that…

Grab a free beer and let the science sink in

By Elise Byun May 21,2014 Originally posted on Medill Reports – Chicago Free beer and science research sounds like an unlikely combination. But it’s just what Chicago needs, according to organizers of the first annual Pint of Science Festival. The Festival makes science fun and easy to digest.David J. Hofman, physics professor at University of…

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