C²ST is a not-for-profit that aims to improve science curiosity and literacy among adults.
The Chicago Council on Science and Technology's mission is to enhance the public’s understanding and appreciation of science and technology and their impact on society.
In establishing the Chicago Council on Science and Technology in 2006, the founders sought to bring together Chicago’s scientific leaders – academic, corporate, government, museums, universities and national laboratories- to provide a forum for the discussion of current issues of scientific interest.
C²ST seeks to:
Be a voice and advocate for the scientific community in the metropolitan Chicago area.
Enhance the public understanding and appreciation of science and technology (S&T) through public discussions of emerging and important S&T policy issues.
Provide opportunities for people in the scientific community to meet each other and develop a greater sense of identity.
Link academic, business, and public policy leaders to build consensus for science education, technology innovation, and robust knowledge-economy growth in Chicago and the Midwest.
Maintain a working relationship with the science journalism community in the metropolitan Chicago area, providing special briefings on selected emerging issues.
Attract new science, engineering and technology based industries to the Chicagoland area.