FEATURED EVENTSThe Annual Meeting of the Central States Water Environment Association will be an educational and fun conference of value to wastewater management and operations staff, public works officials, engineers, and other wastewater professionals. Participate in technical sessions, poster sessions, exhibits, a golf outing, a 5k run/walk, a networking social and an awards banquet. The keynote speaker is Dr. David Garman, the founding dean of the School of Freshwater Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. See the conference program for a full listing of events http://www.cswea.org/events/86AMConferenceProgramFINAL.pdf. May 14 - 17, at the Hilton Madison Monona Terrace, 9 E. Wilson St., Madison, WI. $325 for members; $375 for nonmembers; $150 for retirees; $50 for students.
On May 17, the Chicago Section of the American Chemical Society awards the Willard Gibbs Medal to Charles M. Lieber of Harvard University. He will present “Nanowires, Nanoscience and Emerging Nanotechnologies.” Nanoscience’s potential applications include: micro-robots, nano-enabled renewable energy production and energy storage, using inorganic and organic nanostructures as labels for imaging and drug delivery and nanoelectronic devices combines with cells and tissues. The reception, dinner, award ceremony and lecture begin at 6 pm at the Hilton Garden Inn, 2930 S. River Road, Des Plaines. Cost is $40; $20 for students, unemployed and retirees. Register by May 13 at http://chicagoacs.net/acsregister_HostMonsterGibbs.html.
May 2: Society of Automotive Engineers Chicago-Michiana Joint Event: The James S. Markiewicz Solar Energy Research Facility: Student
Learning Through Participation. 2:30 - 8:30 pm at the Gellerson Engineering Building, East Dr. and Chapel Dr., Valparaiso, IN. $25 for members; $30 for nonmembers; $10 for students. $10 for round trip bus leaving from CNH, Burr Ridge.
May 2: U.S. Green Building Council Central Illinois: Networking Event. 5:30 - 7 pm at Rhythm Kitchen, 305 SW Water St., Peoria. Free.
May 3: American Institute of Architects Chicago: Small Projects Large Party. 5:30 - 8:30 pm at Architectural Artifacts, 4325 N. Ravenswood Ave., Chicago. The Small Project Awards were designed to showcase Chicago’s many architecture professionals working at small firms and on small projects. All competition entries will be on display at this public reception and exhibition. Free.
May 3: Illinois Society of Professional Engineers: Webinar: Government Affairs Update with ISPE’s Lobbyist Linda Baker. Noon - 1 pm. Register by April 30.
May 5: Chicago Women in Architecture: Spring Scholarship Luncheon. 11 am - 2 pm at Hub 51, 51 E. Hubbard St., Chicago. $50 for members; $65 for nonmembers; $35 for students. Register by May 1.
May 5: Lederman Science Center: Ask-a-Scientist Guided Tour of Fermilab: “Energy: No Such Thing as a Free Lunch” by Eric Prebys, 1 - 4 pm at Fermilab, Wilson Hall, Batavia. Free. Register by noon, May 3.
May 5 - 8: American Wind Energy Association: Windpower Conference & Exhibition. At McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Dr., Chicago.
May 6: Association of Energy Engineers Illiana and Electric Association: Technical forum & Tabletop Tradeshow. 4 - 8 pm at the Union League Club of Chicago, 65 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago. Technical forum topic is “Key Components: Illinois Energy Conservation Code.” Free.
May 6: Lake County Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service / Amateur Radio Emergency Service: General Meeting. 7 pm at the Lake County Emergency Operation Center, 1303 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville.
May 6: Society of Automotive Engineers Rockford-Beloit: Tour of the B/E Aerospace Water and Waste Systems. 5:30 - 8 pm at 5795 Logistics Pkwy., Rockford. $8 for members; $10 for nonmembers; $6 for students/retired. Register by May 3.
May 7: American Institute of Architects Chicago: Tour of the Richard J. Klarcheck Information Commons at Loyola University. 4:15 - 5:15 pm at 1032 W. Sheridan Road, Chicago. Free for members; $15 for nonmembers.
May 7: Association of Licensed Architects Illinois: Rush Medical Center Tour and Case Study. 4:30 - 8 pm at 1620 W. Harrison St., Chicago. Cost is $55.
May 7: Illinois Section American Water Works Association: Int the Plant Training: DuPage Water Commission, IEPA 6792. 7:30 am - noon at 600 E. Butterfield Road, Elmhurst. $35 for members and $45 for nonmembers with pre-registration; $20 more at the door.
May 7: International Society of Automation Will-DuPage: Technical Meeting: Turbine and Compressor Controls. 5 pm at Nevin’s Brewing Company, 12337 S. Route 59, Plainfield. $5 for members/students; $10 for nonmembers.
May 7: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Electromagnetic Compatibility Society Chicago: MiniSymposium. 7:30 am - 4:30 pm at the Itasca Country Club, 400 E. Orchard, Itasca. Topics include: “Fundamentals of EMC,” “Critical Infrastructure and the Potential Impact of HEMP EMP IEMI and Geomagnetic Disturbance,” “Very-Near-Field Solutions for Far-Field Problems,” “How Coaxial Cables behave in EMC Environments” and “Multi-Tone Radiated Immunity per IEC Standards
Cut your test time in half (or more).” $40 for members; $50 for nonmembers.
May 7: National Association of Women in Construction Chicago: Meeting. 6 pm at the Center for Green Technology, 335 N. Sacramento Ave., Chicago.
May 7: Northern Illinois Computing Educators: Higher Order Thinking Skills with Technology - Common Core is Coming. 4:30 pm at Glenbrook North High School, 2300 Shermer Road, Northbrook. Free.
May 7: Structural Engineers Association of Illinois: Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards Competition Finalists’ Presentations. 5 - 8:30 pm at the Cliff Dwellers Club, 200 S. Michigan Ave., 22nd Floor, Chicago. $45 for members; $65 for nonmembers.
May 7: Women of Wind Energy Chicago: Networking and Panel Discussion. 5:30 - 7:30 pm at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Gleacher Center, 450 N. Cityfront Plaza Dr., Chicago.
May 7 - 8: Illinois Society for Microbiology: Spring Meeting: Microbiology Potpourri. At the White Eagle Golf Club, 3400 Club Dr., Naperville. $180 for members; $210 for nonmembers.
May 7 - 8: U.S. Green Building Council Illinois: Spring Credential Maintenance Blitz. 8 am - 5:30 pm at the Holiday Inn Mart Plaza, Wolfpoint Ballroom, 15th Floor, 350 W. Mart Plaza, Chicago. Earn up to 15.0 GBCI and AIA CE hours through two days of educational sessions in all seven GBCI Credential Maintenance Categories for your LEED Green Associate or LEED AP with Specialty Credential. $300 for members; $375 for nonmembers.
May 8: American Concrete Institute Illinois: Concrete Field Testing Technician Grade I Certification Testing. 8 am - 5 pm at 236 E. Gidi Dr., Suite D, Wheeling. Cost is $600; $300 for recertification.
May 8: American Industrial Hygiene Association Chicago: Diesel Particulate Matter. 4:30 - 7:30 pm at the Ram Restaurant and Brewery, 1901 McConnor Pkwy., Schaumburg. This presentation will provide an overview of the health hazards associated with exposure to DPM in the underground limestone mining environment, as well as the associated air sampling protocols, analytical methods, and exposure limits. $35 for members; $40 for nonmembers; $30 for students. Register by 5 pm, May 6.
May 8: American Institute of Architects Chicago: Meeting and Tour of Praxair. 5 - 9 pm at 7000 High Grove Blvd, Burr Ridge.
May 8: American Society of Mechanical Engineers Chicago: ASME Setting the Standards for Safety and International Consistency: A look at the history, breath of scope, processes and the future of ASME standards. 5 - 8 pm at Giordano’s, 815 W. Van Buren St., Chicago. Cost is $20; $15 for unemployed/retired; $10 for students.
May 8: Association for Computing Machinery Chicago: Lessons Learned from Validating 60,000 pages of API Documentation. 5:45 pm at Loyola University, Water Tower Campus, Corboy Law Center, Room 0211, 25 E. Pearson, Chicago. Free.
May 8: Association of Women in the Metal Industries Chicago: The Construction Story of the Bean in Millennium Park. 6 - 9:30 pm at the Erie Care, 5360 W. Erie St., Chicago. $55 for members; $75 for nonmembers. $5 more for walk-ins.
May 8: Construction Specifications Institute Chicago: Technical Roundtable: Meeting the NFPA 285 Fire Test Requirement in the Building Code. Noon - 1 pm at Hafele, 154 W. Hubbard, Chicago. Free for members.
May 8: Illinois Society of Professional Engineers North Suburban: Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing: Artistic Engineering – The creation of beauty through the use of scientific principles and processes. 6 - 9 pm at Giuseppe’s LaCantina, 1062 Lee St., Des Plaines. $30 for members; $35 for nonmembers.
May 8: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Power and Energy Society Chicago: Power System Events and the NERC System Protection and Control Subcommittee. 5:30 - 8 pm at the ComEd Commercial Center, Auditorium, 1919 Swift Dr., Oak Brook. Optional dinner cost is $15 for members; $20 for nonmembers. Register by noon, May 6 at www.ece.iit.edu/~flueck/chicago_pes/2012/reserve.html.
May 8 - 10: International Society of Sustainability Professionals: Conference. At the Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel Chicago. $450 for members; $575 for nonmembers.
May 9: Air & Waste Management Association Lake Michigan States: Annual Waste Conference: Waste 2013: The Next Generation. 8 am - 4:30 pm at the Hyatt Lodge at McDonald’s Campus, 2815 Jorie Blvd., Oak Brook. $250 for members; $300 for nonmembers; $150 for government employees; $75 for students.
May 9: American Institute of Architects Chicago: Bringing Back the Barracks: Camp Douglas Revisited. 5:30 - 6:30 pm at AIA Chicago, 35 E. Wacker Dr., #250, Chicago. This presentation will focus on the history of Camp Douglas, its significance to the Civil War and Chicago, and the on-going effort to create a lasting memorial on the site. Free for members; $15 for nonmembers.
May 9: Illinois Technology Association: CityLIGHTS Awards Gala. 6 pm at Union Station. $250 for members; $300 for nonmembers.
May 10: Chicago Astronomical Society: Hands-On Astronomy. 7 pm at the Adler Planetarium. Dan Joyce will conduct a hands-on observing workshop outdoors, weather permitting.
The workshop will begin by viewing with the unaided eye, then binoculars and then tricks with telescopes. Dan will also give tips on how to anticipate weather conditions and why telescopes can be optimized for different applications.
May 10: Illinois Association of Wastewater Agencies: Technical Meeting. 10 am at Starved Rock State Park, Utica. Cost is $50.
May 10 - 11: Elgin Climate Change Organization: Green Expo. At the Centre of Elgin, 100 Symphony Way, Elgin. Free.
May 13: The Chicago Farmers: Estate Planning and the Role of the Corporate Fiduciary. 11:30 am at the Athena Restaurant, 212 S. Halsted, Chicago. $25 for members; $50 for nonmembers. Register by May 10.
May 13: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Chicago/Rockford Consultants’ Network: Meeting. 6:45 - 8:45 pm at the Palatine Public Library, 700 N. North Court, Palatine.
May 13: Institute of Food Technologists Chicago: Tanner Lecture: Translating Nutrition Science to Dietary Guidelines. 5 - 8:30 pm at the Northbrook Hilton, 2855 N. Milwaukee Ave., Northbrook. $40 for members and $50 for nonmembers by May 9; $50 after May 9.
May 13 - 17: McCrone Research Institute: Microscopical Identification of Asbestos. At 2820 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago. Students study crystallographic and optical properties of asbestos minerals, the various substances likely to occur (and often confused) with asbestos and the procedures for sample preparation and fiber identification. Cost is $1600.
May 14: Air & Waste Management Association Lake Michigan States: Breakfast Meeting: Horizontal Hydraulic Fracturing; Proposed Illinois Regulatory Scheme. 8 am at the Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago. Cost is $40; $20 for students.
May 14: American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers Illinois: Humidity Control: Design, Controls, Components & Performance Criteria. 2:30 - 8 pm at Park Tavern 1645 W. Jackson, Chicago.
$50 for members; $55 for nonmembers; free for student memebers.
May 14: American Society of Safety Engineers Greater Chicago: Technical Meeting. 11:30 am - 2 pm at Cucina Biagio, 7309 W. Lawrence Ave., Harwood Heights.
May 14: Chicago Women in Architecture: Monthly Meeting. 5:30 pm at the Cannon Design, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1100, Chicago. Registration required.
May 14: Structural Engineers Association of Illinois: Steel Connections: Dos and DON’Ts of Steel Design: A Construction Friendly Perspective. 8 am - noon at the University of Illinois Springfield, PAC-G, Springfield. $100 for members and $175 for nonmembers by May 7; $50 more after May 7.
May 14 - 15: Automation Conference. At the Marriott O’Hare, 8535 W. Higgins Road, Chicago. Cost is $795.
May 14 - 17: Central States Water Environment Association: Annual Meeting: Doing More With Less. At the Hilton Madison Monona Terrace, 9 E. Wilson St., Madison, WI. $325 for members; $375 for nonmembers; $150 for retirees; $50 for students.
May 15: American Society of Civil Engineers Illinois Structural Engineering Institute: Construction of the Wells Street Bascule Bridge Rehabilitation over the Chicago River. 5:30 pm at Elephant and Castle, 111 W. Adams St., Chicago. $45 by May 10; $50 after May 10; $30 for government/education; $20 for students.
May 15: Chicago FM Club: Meeting. 8 pm at the Edgebrook Field House, 6100 N. Central Ave., Chicago.
May 16: ChemPharma Professional Association: Career Fair. 8:30 am - 5 pm at the Fountain Blue Banquets Conference Center, 2300 Mannheim Road, Des Plaines.
May 16: ChemWest: Meeting: Chemapalooza. 6:30 pm at Cary-Grove High School, Room B-11, 2208 3 Oaks Road, Cary.
May 16: Chicago Paint and Coatings Association: Annual Dinner Meeting: “History of Paint and Paint Production Safety.” 5:30 pm at Chama Gaucha, 3008 Finley, Downers Grove. Cost is $85.
May 16: Illinois Society of Professional Engineers: The City Dark: A Search for Night On a Planet that Never Sleeps Movie Screening and Networking Event. 5 - 8 pm at Bacino’s Restaurant, 75 E. Wacker Dr., Chicago.
May 16: Product Development and Management Association Chicago: Competitive Analysis Frameworks for Effective Product Management. 6 - 9 pm at DePaul University, O’Hare Campus, 8770 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Chicago.
May 16: Structural Engineers Association of Illinois: International Building Code Chapter 17: Special Inspection Observation and Testing. 8 am - noon at UBS Tower, Michigan Room, 1 N. Wacker, 2nd Floor, Chicago. $175 for members and $250 for nonmembers by May 8; $50 more after May 8.
May 17: American Chemical Society Chicago: Gibbs Award Dinner: “Nanowires, Nanoscience and Emerging Nanotechnologies.” 6 pm at the Hilton Garden Inn, 2930 S. River Road, Des Plaines. Gibbs Awardee is Prof. Charles M. Lieber, The Mark Hyman Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University. Cost is $40; $20 for students, unemployed and retirees. Register by May 13.
May 17: American Society of Safety Engineers Northeastern Illinois: Lunch Meeting and Plant Tour. 11:30 am - 2:30 pm at Sage Products, 3909 Three Oaks Road, Cary. $25 with pre-registration; $30 for walk-ins.
May 17: Illinois Fire Inspectors Association: Occupancy Use Groups of the Life Safety Code and the International Building Code. 8 - 11 am at Medinah Banquets, 550 Shriners Dr., Addison. $50 for members with pre-registration; $60 for nonmembers and walk-ins; $20 for lunch only at 11 am. Register by noon, May 13.
May 18: American Concrete Institute Illinois: Annual Dinner. 5:30 pm at the Chicago History Museum, 1607 N. Clark, Chicago. Cost is $95; $25 for students. Register by May 14.
May 18 - 19: Green Festival at Navy Pier. The festival will feature an organic, vegetarian and vegan food court; the Sierra Club Green Cinema; eco-fashion exhibits; hands-on DIY workshops; live music; an organic beer and wine garden; and a Green Marketplace featuring products and services from local and national green and sustainable businesses and organizations.
May 20: Chicago Drug and Chemical Association: Golf Outing. 11 am at the Broken Arrow Golf Club, Lockport. Cost is $130; $29 for dinner only.
May 20: Chicago Printing Ink Production Club: Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling. At Pescatore Palace, 3400 N. River Road, Franklin Park.
May 20: Quad City Engineering & Science Council: Golf Classic. 12:15 pm at the Pinnacle Golf & Country Club, 11928 Knoxville Road, Milan. Cost is $65; $20 for dinner only at 6 pm. Register by May 13.
May 20 - 24: McCrone Research Institute: Sample Preparation and Manipulation for Microanalysis. 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 $1800.
May 21 - 23: Hooke College of Applied Sciences: Fiber Identification. 8 am - 5 pm at 850 Pasquinelli Dr., Westmont. This course introduces the principles and practice of polarized light microscopy (PLM) to the identification of natural and man-made fibers. Cost is $1895.
May 22: Chemical Industry Council of Illinois: Scholarship Luncheon to Benefit the Illinois Chemical Education Foundation. 11:30 am - 2 pm at the Fountain Blue Banquet Center, Normandy Room, 2300 Mannheim Road, Des Plaines. With Dr. Chad Mirkin, chemist and world renowned nanoscience expert, who is known for his development of nanoparticle-based biodetection schemes, the invention of Dip-Pen Nanolithography, and contributions to supramolecular chemistry. Cost is $80.
May 22: Structural Engineers Association of Illinois: Women’s Networking Luncheon. Noon - 1 pm at the Rock Bottom Brewery, 1 W. Grand Ave., Chicago. Cos is $20. Pre-registration required.
May 23: American Concrete Institute Illinois: Concrete Field Testing Technician Grade I Certification Testing. 8 am - 5 pm at 236 E. Gidi Dr., Suite D, Wheeling. Cost is $600; $300 for recertification.
May 23: Association of Licensed Architects Illinois: Lunch n Learn: Introduction to Tubular Daylighting Devices. 11:30 am - 1 pm at the ALA Office, One E. Northwest Hwy., Suite 200, Palatine.
May 23: U.S. Green Building Council Illinois: Limelight: Fundraising Event and Presentation of the Emerald Awards. 6 - 10 pm at the National Hellenic Museum, 333 S. Halsted St., Chicago. Register by May 1 for early bird pricing.
May 28: Engineers Without Borders Chicagoland: Monthly Meeting. 6 - 7:30 pm at Duane Morris, 37th Floor, 190 S. LaSalle St., Chicago.
May 28: Illinois Science Council: The Chemistry of Chocolate. 6:30 - 8:30 pm at the Notebaert Nature Museum, 2430 N. Cannon Dr., Chicago. Cost is $35. Register at http://chemistryofchocolate.eventbrite.com/
May 29 - 30: American Concrete Institute Illinois: Concrete Strength Testing Certification. 8 am - 5 pm at 236 E. Gidi Dr., Suite D, Wheeling. Cost is $595; $350 for recertification.
May 31: Construction Specifications Institute Chicago: 60th Anniversary Celebration. 5:30 - 8:30 pm at the Cliff Dwellers Club, Louis Sullivan Room, 22nd Floor, 200 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago. Cost is $50.
June 2: Lederman Science Center: Ask-a-Scientist Guided Tour of Fermilab: “Dar Energy Survey” by Brenna Flaugher, 1 - 4 pm at Fermilab, Wilson Hall, Batavia. Free. Register by noon, June 1.
McCrone Research Institute: Asbestos Fiber Counting (NIOSH 582). At 2820 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago. The NIOSH 7400 method is detailed, including means for QA/QC procedures. Cost is $1275.
June 3 - 5: Illinois Recycling Association: Illinois Recycling and Resource Management Conference & Trade Show: Growing Green in ‘13. At the Marriott Conference Center, Normal.
June 5: Illinois Section American Water Works Association: T-CON: Midwest Water & Wastewater Technology Conference. 7:30 - 11 am at the College of Lake County, 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake. $50 for members and $75 for nonmembers pre-registered; $70 for members and $95 for nonmembers onsite.
June 6: International Concrete Repair Institute Chicago: Golf Outing. 8 am - 2 pm at the Hilton Indian Lakes Resort, Bloomingdale.
June 6: Society of Tribologists & Lubrication Engineers Chicago: Golf Outing. 11:30 am at The Royal Hawk Country Club, 5N748 Burr Road, St. Charles. $130 for lunch, golf and dinner; $30 for dinner only at 6:30 pm.
June 12: Fermilab Lecture Series: Particles, Fields and the Future of Physics. 8 pm at Fermilab, Wilson Hall, Ramsey Auditorium, Batavia. Cost is $7.
June 13: Chicago Council on Science and Technology: Science in the Second City Fundraiser: An Evening with the Stars of Science and Technology. 6:30 - 10 pm at the Adler Planetarium, 1300 S. Lake Shore Dr., Chicago.
June 20: Argonne OutLoud Public Lecture Series: The Future of Transportation: Reducing our nation’s petroleum consumption and the environmental impacts of our vehicles. 6:30 pm at Argonne National Laboratory, APS Conference Center, Building 402, 9700 S. Cass Ave., Lemont. Free. Registration required at www.regonline.com/JuneOutLoud2013
June 25 - 28: Air & Waste Management Association: Annual Conference & Exhibition. At the Hyatt Regency Chicago, 151 E. Wacker Dr., Chicago.