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June 2016

MONTH AT-A-GLANCE

  • Gather with microscopists, both amateur and professional, from all areas of light and electron microscopy at the Inter/Micro conference.
  • Attend the spring meeting of the American Council of Engineering Companies of Illinois.
  • Explore the outdoor world at the Fermilab Family Fair.
  • Discuss the benefits of the biosolids from the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District and celebrate the American Chemical Society Distinguished Service Award and 50 and 60 year awards.
  • Unite the world of water at the American Water Works Association annual conference.

CALENDAR LISTINGS

June 1: Northern Illinois University STEM Cafe: Robo Revolution? The Future of Robots in the Home and in the Workplace. 6:30 - 8:30 pm at Eduardo’s Restaurant, 214 E. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb. Free.
www.niu.edu/STEM/programs/stem-cafes.shtml

June 2: International Concrete Repair Institute Chicago: Golf Outing & Scholarship Fundraiser. 7 am - 1 pm at White Pines Golf Club, 500 W. Jefferson St., Bensenville. Cost is $145.
www.icrichicago.org/calendar/tabid/70/ctl/viewdetail/mid/404/itemid/59/d/20160602/ICRI-Chicago-Chapter-Golf-Outing—Scholarship-Fun.aspx?skinsrc=%5bg%5dskins%2findustrial_business%2fportal

June 3: Illinois Section American Society of Civil Engineers: Family Baseball Outing: Schaumburg Boomers vs. River City Rascals. 5:30 - 10 pm at the Schaumburg Club, 1999 S. Springinsguth Road, Schaumburg. Cost is $20.
www.isasce.org/calendar/

June 3: Illinois Water Environment Association: Golf Outing. 10 am at the Links at Carillon, 21200 W. South Carillon Dr., Plainfield. Cost is $95.
www.iweasite.org/golf_outing.php

June 3: WTS Chicago: June Luncheon with Jim R. Reilly, Metropolitan Planning Council. 11:30 am - 1:30 pm at Petterino’s, 50 W. Randolph, Chicago.
www.wtsinternational.org/greaterchicago/events/chicago—-june-luncheon/

June 5: Lederman Science Center: Ask-a-Scientist Guided Tour of Fermilab: “Magnets in High Energy Physics” by Dave Harding. 1 - 4 pm at Wilson Hall, Fermilab, Batavia. Free. Register by noon, June 3.
http://eddata.fnal.gov/lasso/program_search/calendar_new.lasso

June 6: Lake County Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service / Amateur Radio Emergency Service: Presentation by ARRL Section Manager Tom Ciciora. 7 pm at the Lake County EOC, 1303 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville.
http://races.org/

June 6: Structural Engineers Association of Illinois: Persuasive Writing: How to Let People Know What You Want and Do What You Ask. 8 am - 12:30 pm at Petterino’s, 150 N. Dearborn St., Chicago. Cost is $30.
www.seaoi.org/event/persuasive-writing-workshop

June 6 - 7: Hooke College of Applied Science: Scanning Electron Microscopy: Advanced Imaging Practices. 8 am - 5 pm at 850 Pasquinelli Dr., Westmont. This advanced topics course and provides instruction and hands-on practice for getting the best possible SEM images, especially from difficult samples, or under challenging operating conditions. Cost is $1295.
https://www.mccrone.com/Scanning-Electron-Microscopy-Advanced-Imaging-Practices

June 6 - 10: McCrone Research Institute: Inter/Micro 2016. At 2820 S Michigan Ave., Chicago. Featuring, an Evening with Brian: “Magical Mystery Tour of the Cell” and Microscopy of Sand Workshop. Cost is $425.
www.mcri.org/v/101/InterMicro

June 7: American Society of Civil Engineers: Women in Deep Foundations Boat Cruise Fundraiser. 6:45 - 9 pm at Chicago’s First Lady, 112 E. Upper Wacker Dr., Chicago. Cost is $99.
www.isasce.org/calendar

June 7: Association of Licensed Architects: Fenestration Design Solutions for Commercial Buildings. 11:30 am - 1 pm at Pella Crafted Luxury, 222 W. Merchandise Mart, Suite 100, Chicago. $20 for members; $35 for nonmembers.
www.alatoday.org/calendar_day.asp?date=6/7/2016&event=227

June 7: Chicago Council on Science & Technology: Urban Farming and Closed-Loop Production. 7 - 9 pm at Pint, 1547 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. $5 suggested donation.
www.c2st.org/event/2016/05/c2st-speakeasy-eric-webber

June 7: Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers Chicago: Golf Outing. 11:30 am at Seven Bridges Golf Club, One Mulligan Dr., Woodridge. Cost is $130; $35 for dinner only at 6:30 pm.
www.chicagostle.org/index.php/events/technical-meetings/90%202016-chicago-stle-golf

June 7: U.S. Green Building Council Chicago: Chicago Thrives: Envisioning a Resilient and Sustainable Water Infrastructure. 6 - 8 pm at Jefferson Tab, 325 N. Jefferson, Chicago. $20 for members; $30 for nonmembers.
www.usgbc-illinois.org/events/event-calendar/

June 7 - 8: Illinois Section American Water Works Association: Disaster Management for Water/Wastewater. 7:30 am at the DuPage Water Commission, 600 E. Butterfield Road, Elmhurst. Cost is $20. Register by May 20.
http://www.isawwa.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=726894&group=

June 8: Association for Computing Machinery Chicago: Big Data vs the Scientist. 5:45 at Loyola University Water Tower Campus, 111 E. Pearson St., Beane Ballroom, 13th Floor, Lewis Towers, Chicago. Free.
www.chicagoacm.org

June 8: American Institute of Architects Chicago: Books and…: How Librarians and Architects are Designing the 21st Century Public Library. 5:30 - 7 pm at the Chicago Public Library Chinatown Branch, 2100 S. Wentworth Ave., Chicago. Free.
http://aiachicago.org/events/books-and-…-how-librarians-and-architects-are-designing-the-21st-century

June 8: Friends of the Chicago River: Big Fish Ball Fundraiser. 5:30 - 9 pm at The Sheraton Grand Hotel, 301 E. North Water St., Chicago. Cost is $350.
www.chicagoriver.org/get-involved/attend/big-fish-ball

June 8: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Women in Engineering: CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap. 5:30 - 8 pm at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Rice Campus Auditorium, 201 E. Loop Road, Wheaton.
http://ieeechicago.org/

June 8: Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology: Beyond Cleanroom Basics: Fundamental Information for Cleanroom Operations. 8:30 am - 4 pm at the IEST Training Center, 2340 S. Arllington Heights Road, Suite 620, Arlington Heights. $705 for members; $805 for nonmembers.
www.iest.org/Contamination-Control-Institute/CCI-Learning-Center/CCI-Course-Catalog/Beyond-Cleanroom-Basics

June 8 - 9: American Council of Engineering Companies of Illinois: Spring Meeting and Golf Outing. Golf Outing at 10:30 am at Weaverridge Golf Club, 5100 N. WeaverRidge Blvd., Peoria. Cost is $150. Spring Meeting at the Holiday Inn & Suites, 101 Holiday St., East Peoria.
www.acecil.org/events.cfm

June 8 - 10: Hooke College of Applied Science: Scanning Electron Microscopy: Advanced X-ray Microanalysis By EDS. 8 am - 5 pm at 850 Pasquinelli Dr., Westmont. The SEM workshop will provide instruction and hands-on practice on performing EDS, analyzing difficult samples, mapping, and interpreting analysis results. Cost is $1895.
https://www.mccrone.com/Scanning-Electron-Microscopy-Advanced-X-ray-Microanalysis-By-EDS

June 9: Central States Water Environment Association: Illinois Collection Systems Conference. 7:30 am - 3 pm at Aurora University, Perry Theater, 347 Gladstone Ave., Aurora. $50 by June 3; $60 after June 3.
www.cswea.org/events/

June 9: Society of Women Engineers Chicago: Awards Banquet. 6 pm at The Morton Arboretum, 4100 US Highway 53, Lisle. $40 for members; $70 for nonmembers. Register by June 3.
http://chicago.swe.org/events.html

June 10: Association of Licensed Architects: Tour of the Modern Prairie Home. 11:30 - 11:30 am or 1:15 - 2:15 pm at 1017 Hawthorne Lane, Geneva. $35 for members; $50 for nonmembers.
www.alatoday.org/calendar_list.asp

June 11: Chicago Council on Science & Technology: What’s Going on at The Plant. 10 am - noon at The Plant Chicago, 1400 W. 46th St., Chicago. Cost is $12.
www.c2st.org/event/2016/06/plant-chicago-tour

June 11: Illinois Society of Professional Engineers Lake County: Chapter Meeting. 8 am at RHMG Engineers, 975 Campus Dr., Mundelein.
www.lc-ispe.org/News&Events.html

June 11: Structural Engineers Association of Illinois: Awards Banquet. 6:30 - 11 pm at the Willis Tower Skydeck, 233 S. Wacker Dr or 232 S. Franklin St., Chicago. Register by noon, June 8.
www.seaoi.org/event/annual-awards-banquet

June 12: Fermilab: Outdoor Family Fair. 1 - 4 pm at Lederman Science Center, Fermilab, Batavia. Free.
http://ed.fnal.gov/events/outdoor-fair/

June 13 - 17: Hooke College of Applied Science: Modern Polarized Light Microscopy. 8 am - 5 pm at 850 Pasquinelli Dr., Westmont. Students learn time honored and highly specialized Polarized Light Microscopy (PLM) methods that can be applied successfully to the solutions of virtually all problems in the materials sciences. Cost is $1995.
https://www.mccrone.com/polarized-light-microscopy-course

June 14: American Council of Engineering Companies of Illinois: Environmental Permitting Seminar. 9:30 am - 1 pm at DoubleTree by Hilton, 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.
www.acecil.org/events.cfm

June 14: American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers Illinois: Integrated Project Delivery. 5:30 - 8 pm at the Park Tavern, 1645 W. Jackson, Chicago. $45 for members; $55 for nonmembers; free for student members.
http://illinoisashrae.org/meetinginfo.php?id=120&ts=1464016143

June 14: Construction Specifications Institute Chicago: Breakfast at NeoCon. 8 - 9 am at Pella Crafted Luxury, Merchandise Mart, 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 100, Chicago. Free. Register by June 7.
http://chicago.csinet.org/Stay-Informed/Chapter-Events

June 14: U.S. Green Building Council Illinois Rockford: Commercial Solar: The Environmental and Economic Benefits of Rooftop Solar Installations - 5 Elements to a Successful System. 5:30 - 7:30 pm at Freedom Field Renewable Energy Lab, 3333 Kishwaukee St., Rockford. $10 for members; $20 for nonmembers.
www.usgbc-illinois.org/events/event-calendar/

June 15: American Society of Civil Engineers: Luncheon Featuring Dr. Catherine O’Connor, Director of Engineering for the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago. 11:30 am - 1:15 pm at Petterino’s Restaurant, 150 N. Dearborn St., Chicago. $45 for members; $55 for nonmembers; $35 for government; $25 for students.
www.isasce.org/calendar

June 15: Center for Digital Education and the Illinois Educational Technology Leaders: CTO Summit. 8:30 am - 7:45 pm at the Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle.
www.centerdigitaled.com/events/Illinois-CTO-Summit.html

June 15: Society of Automotive Engineers Chicago: Automation’s Powerful Impact on American Industry. 5:30 pm at Camcraft, 1080 Muirfield Dr., Hanover Park. Cost is $10. Register by June 10.
www.chicago.sae.org

June 15 - 16: EdTechTeam: Illinois Summit: Featuring Google for Education. At Homer Junior High School, 15711 S. Bell Road, Homer Glen. Cost is $329.
https://il.gafesummit.com/2016

June 16: American Chemical Society Chicago: “How Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Biosolids Are Benefiting Farmers, Recreators and the Environment,” Tours, Distinguished Service Award, 50-,60-year Awards. 5 - 9:30 pm at Sawa’s Old Warsaw Restaurant, 9200 Cermak Road, Broadview. $30 for members; $32 for nonmembers; $20 for students, unemployed or retired. Register by noon, June 14.
http://chicagoacs.org/meetinginfo.php?id=110&ts=1463327165

June 16: American Concrete Institute Illinois: Golf Outing. Noon - 8 pm at the Tamarack Golf Club, 24032 Royal Worlington, Naperville. Cost is $105; $40 for dinner only.
http://aciillinois.com/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=239

June 16: Association of Licensed Architects Illinois: A Path to Permits in the City of Chicago. 7:30 - 11 am at Maggiano’s Little Italy, 516 N. Clark St., Chicago. $75 for members; $95 for nonmembers.
www.alatoday.org/calendar_day.asp?date=6/16/2016&event=224

June 16: Chemical Industry Council of Illinois: Technical Air Issues Seminar. 7:30 am - 12:30 pm at the William Tell Holiday Inn, 6201 Joliet Road, Countryside. $195 for members; $295 for nonmembers.
www.cicil.net/events/event.aspx?F_d=06%2f16%2f2016&F_y=2016&F_m=6&EventId=131&

June 16: Construction Specifications Institute Chicago: Golf Outing. 8 am at Chevy Chase Country Club, 1000 N. Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling. Cost is $125; $100 without lunch; $50 for lunch only at 2 pm.
http://chicago.csinet.org/Stay-Informed/Chapter-Events

June 16: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers TEMS: The Logistics of Parts Distribution Methodology at Caterpillar Inc. 6:30 - 8:30 pm at the Glen Ellyn Public Library, Meeting Room A, 400 Duane St., Glen Ellyn.
http://ieeechicago.org/event/tems/

June 20: Society of Plastics Engineers Chicago: Golf Outing. 9:30 am at Seven Bridges Golf Club, One Mulligan Dr., Woodridge. Cost is $150; $40 for dinner only at 4 pm.
www.spechicago.org

June 20 - 22: American Water Works Association: Annual Conference & Exposition: Uniting the World of Water. At McCormick Place West, 2301 S. Lake Shore Dr., Chicago.
www.awwa.org/conferences-education/conferences/annual-conference.aspx

June 20 - 24: 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 $1675.
www.mcri.org/v/1058/Microscopical-Identification-of-Asbestos-1608A-June-20-24-2016

June 20 - 24: McCrone Research Institute: Forensic Fiber Analysis: Advanced Microscopy and Microchemistry. At 2820 S Michigan Ave., Chicago. Optical and microchemical methods are used for characterization and identification of natural, regenerated and synthetic fibers. Cost is $1875.
http://www.mcri.org/v/1050/Forensic-Fiber-Analysis-Advanced-Microscopy-and-Microchemistry-1507-June-20-24-2016

June 21: American Institute of Architects Chicago: Paris Tales: 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21) Impacts. 5:30 - 6:30 pm at AIA Chicago, 35 E. Wacker Dr., #250, Chicago. Free for members; $15 for nonmembers.
http://aiachicago.org/events/paris-tales-cop-21-impacts

June 22: Chicago FM Club: Meeting. 7:30 pm at the 16th District Police Station, 5151 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago.
www.chicagofmclub.org/meetings.html

June 22: Construction Specifications Institute Chicago: How to Avoid the 10 Most Common RFIs for Coiling Doors. Noon - 1 pm at the Hafele Showroom, 154 W. Hubbard, Chicago. Free. Register by June 19.
http://chicago.csinet.org/Stay-Informed/Chapter-Events

June 22: Friends of the Chicago River: Summer Cruise Benefiting the Bridgehouse Museum. 6 - 8 pm at the Wendella Dock at Trump Tower. Cost is $75.
www.chicagoriver.org/events/friends-summer-cruise-benefiting-the-bridgehouse-museum

June 22: Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology: Understanding MIL-STD-810G Change Notice 1. 8:30 am - 4 pm at the IEST Training Center, 2340 S. Arllington Heights Road, Suite 620, Arlington Heights. $705 for members; $805 for nonmembers.
www.iest.org/Test-Reliability-Institute/TRI-Learning-Center/TRI-Course-Catalog/MIL-STD-810G-Change-Notices

June 22 - 24: Hooke College of Applied Science: Microscopy Workshop for Middle and High School Science Teachers. 8 am - 5 pm at 850 Pasquinelli Dr., Westmont. Cost is $499.
https://www.mccrone.com/microscopy-workshop-for-middle-and-high-school-science-teachers

June 23: Chicago Paint and Coatings Association: Golf Outing. 11 am at the Bridges of Poplar Creek, 1400 Poplar Dr., Hoffman Estates. Cost is $150: $45 for dinner only at 6 pm.
www.chicagopaint.org

June 23: U.S. Green Building Council Illinois: Limelight Fundraiser. 6 - 9 pm at The Chicago Cultrual Center, 78 W. Washington St., Chicago. $100 by June 3; $125 after June 3.
www.usgbc-illinois.org/events/event-calendar/

June 24: Construction Specifications Institute Chicago: Chicago White Sox vs Toronto Blue Jays Game and Tailgating. 5:10 pm for tailgating and 7:10 pm for game at US Cellular Field Parking Lot A or B. Cost is $25. Register by May 31.
http://chicago.csinet.org/Stay-Informed/Chapter-Events

June 27 - July 1: The Campbell Center and McCrone Research Institute: Microscopy for Pigment and Fiber Identification in Art and Artifacts. At 203 E. Seminary St., Mount Carroll. In this course, students will learn the necessary skills for the visual characterization and identification of artists’ materials by polarized light microscopy (PLM). Cost is $1200.
www.campbellcenter.org/#!microscopy-for-pigment—fiber-identific/c22sy

June 27 - July 1: McCrone Research Institute: Practical Infrared Microspectroscopy (FT-IR). At 2820 S Michigan Ave., Chicago. Emphasis is placed on maximizing instrument performance through the use of the most appropriate methods (e.g. ATR, reflection/absorption, transmission) and by novel sample preparation techniques. Cost is $1875.
www.mcri.org/v/1059/Practical-Infrared-Microspectroscopy-FT-IR-1422-June-27-July-1-2016

June 28: American Institute of Architects Chicago: Projects by Chicago Architects: Designing the National World War I Memorial. 5:30 - 8:30 pm at The Cliff Dwellers, 200 S. Michigan Ave., 22nd Floor, Chicago. Free.
http://aiachicago.org/events/art-and-architecture-designing-the-national-ww1-memorial-in-washington-dc

June 28: Engineers Without Borders Chicago: Monthly Meeting. 6 - 7:30 pm at Duane Morris, 190 S. LaSalle, 37th Floor, Chicago.
http://ewb-usa-chicago.org/event/ewb-cpc-monthly-meeting-3/?instance_id=73597

June 29: U.S. Green Building Council Illinois North/Northwest: Shades of Green: Demystifying Residential Certifications. 6 - 8 pm at Tyner Interpretive Center, 2400 Compass Road, Glenview. $15 for members; $25 for nonmembers.
www.usgbc-illinois.org/events/event-calendar/

PLAN AHEAD

July 5: Chicago Council on Science & Technology: The Summer of Zika. 7 - 9 pm at Pint, 1547 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. $5 suggested donation.
www.c2st.org/event/2016/04/c2st-speakeasy-dr-daniel-johnson

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.
www.mcri.org/v/1061/Microscope-Cleaning-Maintenance-and-Adjustment-1301-July-6-7-2016

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, June 8.
http://eddata.fnal.gov/lasso/program_search/calendar_new.lasso

July 27: Society of American Military Engineers Chicago Post: Boat Cruise Fundraiser. 6:45 - 9 pm at Wendella Sight Seeing, 2 N. Riverside Plaza, Chicago. Cost is $60; $50 for public sector/military.
www.same-chicago.org

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