Chicagoland Science & Technology News
This year’s Inter/Micro Conference, sponsored by McCrone Research Institute will be held July 9 - 13 at 2820 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago. The International/Microscopy conference attracts microscopists, both amateur and professional, from all areas of light and electron microscopy. The schedule includes workshops and presentations, including “When Living Cells Make Humans Explode," a study of spontaneous human combustion.
Join the The Chicago Farmers on July 21 for a Summer Family Picnic. 9 am - 1:45 pm at the Garfield Farm & Inn Museum, Garfield Road, north of Illinois Route 38 between Geneva and Elburn. Activities include a prairie walk, a tour of the inn and farmyard, and “young farmer chore time.” $25 for members; $35 for nonmembers. Register by noon, July 20 at www.chicagofarmers.org/MeetingRegister.asp.
July 1: Lederman Science Center: Ask-a-Scientist Guided Tour of Fermilab: “The Holographic Universe” with Chris Stoughton. 1 - 4 pm at Wilson Hall, Fermilab, Batavia. Free. Register by noon, June 29.
July 3: American Institute of Architects Chicago: First Tuesday Happy Hour. 6 - 8 pm at Citizen Bar, 364 W. Erie St., Chicago. Free.
July 4 - 7: ALCon2012: Celebrate Starlight. At the Marriott Lincolnshire Resort. Celebrating 150 years of organized astronomy.
July 6: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers AP-S/MTT Chicago: Distinguished Lecture on Radio Frequency Nanoelectronics: Bridging the Gap between Nanotechnology and R.F. Engineering Applications. 4:50 pm at Illinois Institute of Technology, Siegel Hall, Room 137, 3301 S. Dearborn St., Chicago.
July 8 - 14: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers: International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC-URSI National Radio Science Meeting. At the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers, 301 E. North Water St., Chicago.
July 9 - 10: Hooke College of Applied Sciences: Advanced Imaging Techniques for Scanning Electron Microscopy. 8 am - 5 pm at 850 Pasquinelli Dr., Westmont. This course provides instruction and hands-on practice for getting the best possible SEM images, especially from difficult samples, or under challenging operating conditions. Cost is $1595.
July 9 - 13: McCrone Research Institute: Inter/Micro Conference. At 2820 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago. The International/Microscopy conference attracts microscopists, both amateur and professional, from all areas of light and electron microscopy.
July 10: American Society of Civil Engineers Illinois: Environmental Engineering and Water Resource Technical Group Monthly Meeting. 5:30 - 6:30 pm at the Michael Baker Corporation, 311 W. Monroe St., Suite 1350, Chicago.
July 10: Association of Women in the Metal Industries Chicago: Golf Outing. 7 am - 10 pm at Silverlake Country Club, 14700 S. 82nd Ave., Orland Park. Cost is $175.
July 10: Building Owners and Managers Association of Chicago: Environmental Health and Safety Issues. 5:30 - 8:30 pm at 115 S. LaSalle St., 8th Floor Conference Center, Room 801/802, Chicago. This course provides you with an overview of the environmental health and safety considerations in building operations. You’ll learn to develop and manage proactive environmental/occupational health and safety programs, comply with regulatory standards and guidelines governing facility health and safety issues, and assess when to obtain technical assistance. $1100 for members; $1325 for nonmembers.
July 10: Illinois Society of Professional Engineers Chicago: Dinner and Tour of Oak Park’s Public Works Center. 5:30 - 7 pm at 201 South Blvd., Oak Park. Cost is $20.
July 10: Net2Chi: Monthly Meetup. 6 pm at the Next Door Cafe, 659 W. Diversey, Chicago.
July 11: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Chicago: Wireless Workshop and Summer Social: CTIA Standards and Introduction to Antenna Pattern Measurement. 6 - 9 pm at Elite Electronic Engineering, 1516 Centre Circle Dr., Downers Grove. Free. Register at www.elitetest.com/events/wireless-workshop-and-summer-social/.
July 11 - 13: Hooke College of Applied Sciences: Advanced X-Ray Microanalysis by EDS. 8 am - 5 pm at 850 Pasquinelli Dr., Westmont. This course will provide instruction and hands-on practice on performing EDS, analyzing difficult samples, mapping, and interpreting analysis results. Cost is $1595.
July 12: American Institute of Architects Chicago: The Next 50: Planning, architecture, and Landscape Architecture. 6:30 - 8 pm at the chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St., Chicago. Hear from the presidents of the American Planning Association, the American Institute of Architects, and the American Society of Landscape Architects as they share their perspectives on the next generation of changes within their professions. $5 for members; $10 for nonmembers.
July 12: Lederman Science Center: Fermilab Prairie Quadrat Study. 9 am - noon at Fermilab, Batavia. Learn scientific plant monitoring techniques while enjoying the prairie.
July 12: U.S. Green Building Council Chicago: Tour of the Walsh Headquarters Annex: Less Resources, More Comfort, Adaptive Reuse. 5:30 - 7:30 pm at 307 S. Sangamon, Chicago. $15 for members; $30 for nonmembers; $10 for students.
July 12: Western Society of Engineers: Engineering Societies Golf Outing. Noon at Itasca County Club, Itasca.
July 13: Illinois Association of Wastewater Agencies: Technical Committee Meeting. 10 am at Starved Rock State Park, Utica. Cost is $50; $60 for late registration.
July 13: Illinois Section American Water Works Association: Kane County Cougars Baseball. 5:30 pm at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark, One Cougar Trail, Geneva. Cost is $30; $20 for kids 3 - 10.
July 13: Product Development and Management Association Chicago: Breakfast Club Downtown: What are some newly launched products by your company and the lessons learned from those launches? 8 - 9:30 am at the ING Direct Cafe, 21 E. Chestnut, Chicago.
July 14: Electric Golf Club of Chicago: Architects and Engineers Day. 10:46 am at Randall Oaks Golf Club, 4101 Binnie Road, West Dundee. $82 for golf, cart and dinner; $55 for golf and cart only; $35 for dinner only. Any person working in or involved with the electrical industry is eligible to become a member of the Electric Golf Club. Dues are $70 per year.
July 15: Lake County Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service / Amateur Radio Emergency Service: Family Picnic. Noon at the Old School Forest Preserve, Shelter D, Libertyville.
July 16: Chicago Drug and Chemical Association: Golf Outing. 10:45 am at Cog Hill, 12294 Archer Ave., Lemont. Cost is $135.
July 16 - 17: Metals Service Center Institute: Safety Conference. At the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel and Convention Center, 4012 Thoreau Dr., Schaumburg. Cost is $1250.
July 16 - 20: Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE): Conference. At the InterContinental, 505 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago. Early registration ends June 18.
July 17: Society of Cosmetic Chemists: Golf Outing. 11 am at Carriage Greens Country Club, 8700 Carriage Green Dr., Darien. Cost is $125; $40 for dinner. Register at www.midwestscc.org/blog2/golf-outing-registration/.
July 17: Structural Engineers Association of Illinois: Women’s Networking Luncheon. Noon - 1:30 pm at Rock Bottom, 1 W. Grand Ave., Chicago. Cost is $20.
July 18: Chicago FM Club: Meeting. 8 pm at the Edgebrook Field House, 6100 N. Central Ave., Chicago. Dinner at 5 pm.
July 18: Illinois Fire Inspectors Association: Golf Outing. 9:30 am at the Silver Lake Country Club, 14700 S. 82nd Ave., Orland Park. $100 for golf, cart, lunch and dinner; $90 for golf, cart and lunch; $40 for dinner only.
July 18: Society of American Military Engineers Chicago Post: Tour of Chicago Lock. 11:30 am at the Chicago Lock Conference Room.
July 19: American Institute of Architects Chicago: Solar Water Heating: Advanced High-Performance Systems. Noon - 1 pm at AIA Chicago, 35 E. Wacker Drive, #250, Chicago. Free for members; $15 for nonmembers.
July 19: American Institute of Architects Chicago: Tour: Roosevelt University’s New Highrise: Student Living, Academic and Recreation Center. 5:30 - 7 pm at 425 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago. The Center is a 32-story academic building, the second tallest university building in the country, and the sixth tallest in the world. A unique vertical campus, it contains classrooms, laboratories, offices, dorm rooms, a dining hall, fitness facilities, and student services all under one roof. Free for members; $15 for nonmembers.
July 19 - 21: Illinois Society of Professional Engineers: Annual Convention: Power of Engineering. At the Bloomington Normal Marriott Hotel, 201 Broadway St., Normal. $335 for members; $465 for nonmembers; $125 for recent graduates or students. Register by 5 pm, July 11 or $75 more for onsite registration.
July 20: Hooke College of Applied Sciences: USP <788> Particulate Matter in Injections. 8 am - 5 pm at 850 Pasquinelli Dr., Westmont. This course provides students with a hands-on understanding of the Microscopic Particle Count Test portion in the method as well as instruction on how to prepare samples for counting, and performing microscopic particle counts. Cost is $695.
July 21: The Chicago Farmers: Summer Family Picnic. 9 am - 1:45 pm at the Garfield Farm & Inn Museum, Garfield Road, north of Illinois Route 38 between Geneva and Elburn. $25 for members; $35 for nonmembers. Register by noon, July 20 at www.chicagofarmers.org.
July 23: Chicago Society for Coatings Technology: Golf Outing. 8:30 am at St. Andrews Golf and Country Club, North Ave. at Route 59, West Chicago. Dinner at 5 pm. Cost is $150; $50 for dinner only.
July 23 - 24: McCrone Research Institute: Microscope Cleaning, Maintenance and Adjustment. 8 am - 5 pm at 2820 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago. Students will be introduced to how the microscope works, various schools of thought on lens cleaning, how to adjust for proper illumination (Köhler Illumination) and tricks of the trade. Lectures will be followed by hands-on adjustment and cleaning. Cost is $900.
July 23 - 27: ASM International Chicago Regional Chapter: Materials Camp. 8 am - 5 pm at Northern Illinois University, College of Engineering and Engineering Technology, DeKalb. For High school general science, chemistry, physics, math and technology teachers and middle school science teachers. Free. Register at www.asminternational.org/portal/site/www/foundation/educators/teacher-material-camp/.
July 23 - 27: Lederman Science Center: Particles and Prairies Teacher Workshop. For teachers of grades 6 - 8. 8 am - 3 pm at Fermilab, Batavia. Three ecosystems in one workshop: prairie, savanna and stream. Look at abiotic and biotic aspects of these three systems. Learn biological principles and how to use standard ecologic measurement techniques to teach students to assess and compare these different habitats. Participants of this workshop are eligible to bring their students to Fermilab for a docent-led field trip. Cost is $275.
July 25: Economic Development Council: Meeting. Noon - 1:30 pm at the University Club, 76 E. Monroe St., Chicago. $48 for members; $65 for nonmembers.
July 25: Illinois Association of Environmental Professionals: Illinois Department of Natural Resources Coastal Management Program. Noon - 1 pm at Christopher B. Burke Engineering, Lower Level Conference Room, 9575 W. Higgins Road, Rosemont. $35 for members; $45 for nonmembers; $10 extra for pizza lunch. Register by July 23.
July 26: American Society of Civil Engineers Illinois: Design and Construction of Steel Sheet Piling Structures Seminar. 8 am - 5 pm at 200 W. Adams St., 14th Floor Conference Room, Chicago. $200 before July 13; $300 after July 13; $50 for student members. Register at https://www.123signup.com/register?id=svytn.
July 26: U.S. Green Building Council Illinois: Networking Event with the Fox Valley Branch. 6 - 8 pm at Two Brothers Tap Room, 30w315 Calumet Ave., Warrenville. $15 for preregistered members; $25 for nonmembers and same day registration.
July 26 - 27: Illinois Section American Water Works Association: Visitation Day. Golf Outing: July 26, 11:30 am at Stone Creek Golf Club, 2600 Stone Creek Blvd., Urbana. Treatment Plant Tour: July 27, 9:30 am - 1 pm at the Champaign County Water Treatment Facility, 560 CR 1700 N, Champaign.
July 27: Association of Licensed Architects: Day at the Races. 2 - 7 pm at Arlington Park, 2200 W. Euclid Ave., Arlington Heights. Cost is $50.
July 28: Chicago Astronomical Society: Saturday Skywatch. 7:30 pm at Triton College, Cernan Earth and Space Center, 2000 Fifth Ave., River Grove.
July 28: Chicago Astronomical Society: Public Observing Session: The Hercules Cluster and the Planets Saturn and Mars. 8 pm at the Little Red School House, 9800 S. 104 Ave., Willow Springs. Free.
July 28: Chicago Paint and Coatings Association: Paint A Brighter Chicago. At James H. Bowen High School, 2710 E. 89th St., Chicago. To volunteer download the form at www.chicagopaint.org/PaintABrighterChicago/2012_Volunteer_Form.doc.
July 28: Lederman Science Center: Fermilab Prairie Quadrat Study for Families. 10 am - 12:30 pm at Fermilab, Batavia. Learn scientific plant monitoring techniques while enjoying the prairie. Special session for families, ages 10 and above.
July 30: 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.
July 30 - Aug. 3: Hooke College of Applied Sciences: Forensic Soil Examination Part 1. 8 am - 5 pm at 850 Pasquinelli Dr., Westmont. The class emphasizes methods and procedures used in the forensic community for soil analysis. Part 1 covers the forensic aspects of soil analysis, sample handling and processing with only an introduction to mineral identification. Cost is $1995.
July 30 - Aug. 3: Lederman Science Center: Phriendly Physics Teacher Workshops. For teachers of grades K - 5. 8 am - 3:30 pm at Fermilab, Batavia. Learn through facilitated exploration of a series of simple open-ended experiments and through discussion and reflection with a master teacher and Fermilab scientists. You can schedule a field trip led by Fermilab docents. Cost is $275.
July 30 - Aug. 3: McCrone Research Institute: Applied Polarized Light Microscopy. 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. The materials examined emphasize particle analysis including; fibers, paint, glass, hair, explosives, soil, drugs, etc. Cost is $1800.
July 31: U.S. Green Building Council Illinois: Chicago Branch and Emerging Professionals Happy Hour. 5:30 - 7:30 pm at The Patio at Citizen Bar, 346 W. Erie, Chicago. Free.
Aug. 3: Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Chicago: Fundraising Cruise Event. 7:30 - 11:30 pm aboard the Anita Dee II at Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave., Chicago. Cost is $60; $80 for a VIP ticket.
Aug. 6: Lake Michigan States Section Air & Waste Management Association: Chicago White Sox vs. Kansas City Royals. 7:15 pm at U.S. Cellular Field, 333 W. 35th St., Chicago. $6.50 for members; $13.50 for nonmembers.
August 10 - 19: American Chemical Society Illinois Sections: Cooperative Science Tent Project at the Illinois State Fair. For further information on volunteering to help in this fun and worthwhile public outreach activity, contact the Chicago section office at (847) 391-9091 or go to http://chicagoacs.net/statefair/index.html.
Aug. 14: U.S. Green Building Council of Illinois, International Interior Design Association Illinois and American Institute of Architects Chicago: Networking Boat Cruise. 5:30 - 8 pm at Mystic Blue Cruises, Boarding at Navy Pier (2nd to last boat), Chicago. $70 for members and $90 for nonmembers by July 9. $85 for members and $105 for nonmembers after July 9.
Aug. 16: Fox Valley Operator’s Association: Mini-Conference. 7:30 am at the Algonquin Village Public Works, 110 Meyer Dr., Algonquin.