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Chicagoland Science & Technology News

is a free, monthly, email newsletter highlighting news and activities of Chicago-area science and technology societies. Produced by TEI Analytical, Inc., of Niles, IL, it is sent to nearly 3,000 individuals.

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July 2016


  • Explore details of the Zika virus.
  • Fine-tune your microscope with help from McCrone Research Institute experts.
  • Take a scientist guided tour of Fermilab and explore what neutrinos are good for.
  • Watch L’Inhumaine (The New Enchantment) Milos Stehlik, founder of Facets Multimedia and movie critic for WBEZ.
  • Cruise Lake Michigan and the Chicago River to benefit veterns and military families.
  • Visit the City of Moline Treatment Plant.


July 1: Product Development and Management Association Chicago: Breakfast Club Downtown. 8 - 9:30 am at Troquet River North, 111 W. Huron St., Chicago.

July 5: Chicago Council on Science & Technology: The Summer of Zika. 7 - 9 pm at Pint, 1547 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. $5 suggested donation.

July 6 - 7: McCrone Research Institute: Microscope Cleaning, Maintenance and Adjustment. 8 am - 5 pm at 2820 S Michigan Ave., Chicago. The student will be introduced to how the microscope works, various schools of thought on lens cleaning, how to adjust for proper illumination and tricks of the trade Cost is $975.

July 8: Illinois Association of Wastewater Agencies: Technical Committee Meeting. 10 am at Starved Rock State Park, Utica. Cost is $50.

July 9: National Society of Black Engineers Chicago: Family Picnic. Noon - 3 pm at Taylor Park, 400 Division St., Oak Park. $10 by July 3; $25 by July 25.

July 10: Lederman Science Center: Ask-a-Scientist Guided Tour of Fermilab: “Neutrinos: What Are They Good For.” by Jon Link. 1 - 4 pm at Wilson Hall, Fermilab, Batavia. Free. Register by noon, July 8.

July 11 - 12: Hooke College of Applied Science: Identifying Ignitable Liquids in Fire Debris. 8 am - 5 pm at 850 Pasquinelli Dr., Westmont. Proper interpretation of data from GCMS is essential in the determination where pyrolysis products and incidental ignitable liquid are often present. Cost is $895.

July 12: Association of Licensed Architects: Home Sweet BIM. 11:30 am - 1 pm at Hafele Showroom, 154 W. Hubbard St., Chicago. $20 for members; $25 for nonmembers.

July 12 - 13: American Concrete Institute Illinois: Aggregate Testing Technician Level 1. 8 am - 5 pm at 2600 Warrenville Road, Suite 203, Downers Grove. Cost is $625; $425 for recertification.

July 13: Construction Specifications Institute Chicago: Summer Roundtable: Daylighting Strategy and Glazing Selection for Maximum Return on Investment. Noon - 1 pm at Hafele Showroom, 154 W. Hubbard, Chicago. Free.

July 13: WTS Chicago: Women in Transportation Leadership Panel. 11:30 am - 1 pm at Petterino’s, 150 N. Dearborn, Chicago. $40 for members; $50 for nonmembers; $20 for students.

July 14: Fox Valley Operators Association: Anoxic Mixing & Cloth Media Filtration for P Removal Mark Hughes Aqua-Aerobics. At the Village of Huntley East Wastewater Treatment Plant, 11313 Dundee Road, Huntley.

July 14 - 15: Hooke College of Applied Science: Forensic Examination of Paint Evidence. 8 am - 5 pm at 850 Pasquinelli Dr., Westmont. This course will cover the chemistry of paint and microscopic techniques used in the forensic investigation of common paint samples submitted to the crime lab. Cost is $895.

July 15: Society of Plastics Engineers Chicago: Day at the Races. 2 - 7 pm at Arlington Park, 2200 W. Euclid Ave., Arlington Heights. Cost is $30.

July 16: Friends of the Chicago River: Chicago River Evening Paddle. 7:30 - 10:30 pm at the River Park Boat Launch, Albany and Argyle, Chicago. $40 for members; $45 for nonmembers; $20 for children.

July 18 - 22: Hooke College of Applied Science: Techniques of Optical Crystallography (Optical Mineralogy). 8 am - 5 pm at 850 Pasquinelli Dr., Westmont. A number of techniques are employed or demonstrated, including immersion methods, crystal rotation methods and the use of rotating compensators. Cost is $1995.

July 18 - 22: McCrone Research Institute: Advanced Asbestos Identification. 8 am - 5 pm at 2820 S Michigan Ave., Chicago. In this advanced course, using polarized light microscopy (PLM), students learn to identify and differentiate among all asbestos fibers and fibrous substitutes. Cost is $1675.

July 18 - 22: McCrone Research Institute: Applied Polarized Light Microscopy (PLM) / Forensic Microscopy. 8 am - 5 pm at 2820 S Michigan Ave., Chicago. Students will acquire the basic knowledge and practical skills to apply polarized light methods in their areas of interest and will appreciate the potential contribution of more advanced methods and techniques. Cost is $1875.

July 19: American Council of Engineering Companies of Illinois: Environmental Permitting Seminar: USACE 404 applications and IDNR Incidental Take Authorizations. 9:30 am - 1 pm at the DoubleTree, 10 Brickyard Dr., Bloomington. The seminar will feature two guest speakers: Donna Jones from the Rock Island District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Keith Shank from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. Cost is $75.

July 19: American Institute of Architects Chicago: Summer Tour South: Saieh Hall for Economics and Gordon Parks Arts Hall at the University of Chicago. 4 - 6:15 pm at 575 S. University Ave., Chicago. Free for members; $15 for nonmembers.

July 19: Structural Engineers Association of Illinois and American Institute of Architects Chicago: Summer Tour East: Structural Walking Tour of Navy Pier. 6 - 7:30 pm at The Navy Pier South Arcade, Chicago. Free.

July 19 - 20: American Concrete Institute Illinois: Concrete Field Testing Technician Grade I Certification Testing. 8 am - 5 pm at 650 W. Grand Ave., Suite 106, Elmhurst. Cost is $625; $425 for recertification.

July 21: American Institute of Architects Chicago: Moisture Management for Masonry Walls. Noon - 1 pm at AIA Chicago, 35 E. Wacker Dr., #250, Chicago. Free.

July 21: American Institute of Architects Chicago: Architecture Movie Night Hosted by Milos Stehlik: L’Inhumaine (The New Enchantment). 5:30 - 8 pm at the Pella Crafted Luxury Showroom, Merchandise Mart, Suite 100, Chicago. Free.

July 21: WTS Chicago: Membership Appreciation Picnic. 5:30 - 8 pm at Millenium Park, Pritzker Pavilion Lawn, Chicago. Includes a performance by the Heritage Blues Orchestra and Toshi Reagon.

July 21 - 22: Central States Water Environment Association: CSX 2016. At the Kalahari Resort, Wisconsin Dells, WI.

July 25: Chicago Society for Coatings Technology: Golf Outing. 9 am at St. Andrews Golf Course, North Ave. at Route 59, West Chicago. Cost is $165; $50 for dinner only.

July 26: Engineers Without Borders Chicago: Monthly Meeting. 6 - 7:30 pm at Duane Morris, 190 S. LaSalle, 37th Floor, Chicago.

July 26 - 27: American Concrete Institute Illinois: Concrete Strength Testing Technician Certification. 8 am - 5 pm at 2600 Warrenville Road, Suite 203, Downers Grove. Cost is $625; $425 for recertification.

July 27: Association of Licensed Architects: Created by Nature, Crafted by Man. 5:30 - 7 pm at the ALA Office, One E. Northwest Highway, Suite 200, Palatine. $25 for members; $30 for nonmembers.

July 27: Electric Association of Chicago Young Electrical Professionals: Lake Michigan Cruise and Navy Pier Fireworks Display. 7 - 10:30 pm at 112 E. Wacker Dr., Chicago. Cost is $125.

July 27: Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable: Pollution Prevention and Lean Principles for Food Manufacturers. 8 am - 5 pm at the Ralph H. Metcalfe Federal Building, Lake Huron Room, 77 W. Jackston Blvd., Chicago. Cost is $125.

July 27: Illinois Society of Professional Engineers: ISPE Foundation Golf Outing. 12:15 pm at The Den at Fox Creek, 3002 Fox Creek Road, Bloomington. Cost is $125; $20 for lunch only at 12:15 pm.

July 27: Society of American Military Engineers Chicago Post: Boat Cruise to Benefit Veterans and Military Families Support Organizations. 5:30 - 9 pm at Wendella Sight Seeing, 2 N. Riverside Plaza, Chicago. Cost is $60; $50 for public sector/military.

July 27 - 29: West Leyden High School: Innovative Teaching & Learning Symposium. At 1000 Wolf Road, Northlake. Cost is $212.

July 28: Chicago Paint and Coatings Association: Mastermind Escape Games. 5:45 pm at 1015 E. State Parkway, Schaumburg. Cost is $85.

July 28: Illinois Computing Educators DeICE: Mini Conference. 8 am - 12:30 pm at Joliet West High School, 401 N. Larking Ave., Joliet. Cost is $10.

July 28 - 29: Illinois Section American Water Works Association: Visitation Day. At the City of Moline Treatment Plant, 30 18th St., Moline. Includes golf outing, plant tour and dinner.

July 28 - 29: Illinois Society of Professional Engineers: Annual Convention. At the Bloomington-Normal Marriott, 201 Broadway Ave., Normal. Cost is $375.

July 30: Friends of the Chicago River: North Branch Wilderness Paddle. 9:30 am - 3:30 pm at Linne Woods, 6308 W. Dempster St., Morton Grove. $45 for members; $50 for nonmembers; $20 for children.


Aug. 1: Illinois Computing Educators: Taste of Technology. 9 am - 2:30 pm at Old Quarry Middle School, 16100 W. 127th St., Lemont. Cost is $10.

Aug. 1 - 5: McCrone Research Institute: Sample Preparation and Manipulation for Microanalysis. 8 am - 5 pm at 2820 S Michigan Ave., Chicago. The course will consist of demonstrations plus hands-on training in a variety of techniques of small particle handling. Cost is $1875.

Aug. 2 - 4: Hooke College of Applied Science: Digital Fluorescence Microscopy. 8 am - 5 pm at 850 Pasquinelli Dr., Westmont. Through lectures, demonstrations, and laboratory exercises on stained sections and fluorescent specimens students are trained to record microscopical observations and ensure the capture of fine details to their microscope’s limits of resolution. Cost is $1895.

Aug. 8 - 9: Central Fabricators Association: Summer Meeting. At the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel, 12 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago.

Aug. 11: The Chicago Farmers: Summer Tour: Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences. 10 am - 3 pm at 3857 W. 111th St., Chicago.

Aug. 11: Society Radio Operators: Meeting. 7:30 pm at the Salvation Army, 8354 W. Foster Ave., Norridge.

Aug. 13: Chicago Paint and Coatings Association: Paint a Brighter Chicago. At Humboldt Community Christian School, 1847 N. Humboldt Blvd., Chicago and Salem Christian School, 2018 N. Richmond St., Chicago.

Aug. 18: Chemical Industry Council of Illinois: Membership Meeting and Golf Outing. 11:45 am at Klein Creek Golf Club, 1N333 Pleasant Hill Road, Winfield. Cost is $175; $75 for meeting and lunch only at 11:45 am.