Chicagoland Science & Technology News
On May 7, the Association of Energy Engineers Illiana and the Electric Association host the Consulting Electrical Engineers Technical Forum & Tradeshow featuring a technical forum, “The Value of Building Information Modeling(BIM) in Electrical Construction” a tradeshow for engineers, electrical, lighting and communication manufacturers exhibiting their latest products and technology, complimentary cocktails and light dinner buffet and the CEE Scholarship and Awards Ceremony. 4:30 pm at 65 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago.
The Chicago Council on Science and Technology’s Women in Science Symposium: Big Ideas, Big Impact begins on May 11 with a reception and an Opening Keynote by Alice Huang Ph.D., Senior Faculty Associate in Biology at the California Institute of Technology, and Past President of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). 5:30 - 7:30 pm at the Art Institute of Chicago, 112 S. Michigan Ave., 1st Floor Ballroom, Chicago. The following day includes breakfast and a full day of symposiums: Game Changers: Redefining the Landscape, Lab Coats to Boardrooms: Science & Technology in the Marketplace, For, By & About Us: Research for Women. The Closing Keynote will be given by Kawtar Hafidi, Ph.D., Nuclear Physicist, Argonne National Laboratory. May 12, 8:30 am - 5 pm at Northwestern University, Lurie Medical Center, 303 E. Superior St., Chicago.
May 12 is Chicago River Day. Friends of the Chicago River will organize volunteers from 9 am - noon at over 60 sites from North Chicago in Lake County to Blue Island south of Chicago along 100 miles of the Chicago River system.
The Institute of Food Technologists Chicago’s Fred W. Tanner award winner Dr. Richard W. Hartel will give a presentation centered on the topic of the “Science of Ice Cream: Controlling the Fat” detailing new findings in the context of parial coalescence of ice cream. May 14, 5:30 - 9 pm at the Intercontinental Hotel, 5300 N. River Road, Rosemont. $50 for members; $60 for nonmembers.
As a benefit for the Illinois Chemical Education Foundation, the Chemical Industry Council of Illinois holds a Scholarship Luncheon with a presentation, “The Chemistry of Nanocrystals.” This talk will explore the interaction of colloidal nanostructures, specifically, quantum dots, with the organic ligands adsorbed to their surfaces, and how to use surface chemistry to enhance the processes within these particles that are desirable for their application in solar energy conversion. May 15, 11:30 am - 2:30 pm at the Fountain Blue Banquet Center, Normandy Room, 2300 Mannheim Road, Des Plaines. Cost is $75.
On May 18, the American Chemical Society Chicago awards the Willard Gibbs Medal to Professor Mark A. Rater, Northwestern University. Professor Ratner will present “From Rectifying to Energy: Some Reflections,” describing some ideas about how current moves through molecules, discussing some of the ways that theory and experiment can come together to help us develop photovoltaic devices, devices that can lead to control of our energy future using molecules in an intelligent and interesting way. 6 pm at Casa Royale, 783 Lee St., Des Plaines. Cost is $40; $20 for students, unemployed and retirees. Register by noon, May 14.
May 1: American Institute of Architects Chicago: First Tuesday Happy Hour. 6 - 9 pm at The Green Door Tavern, 678 N. Orleans St., Chicago. Free.
May 1: Chemical Industry Council of Illinois: Luncheon and Legislative/Regulatory Affairs Meeting. At the President Abraham Lincoln Hotel, 701 E. Adams, Springfield. Cost is $195 for luncheon and reception; $75 for luncheon only; $150 for reception only.
May 1: Chicago Council on Science and Technology: CERN: What’s It All About? 5 pm at the Chicago Club, Mezzanine Level, 81 E. Van Buren St., Chicago. The program will highlight the importance of the Higgs boson particle and discuss what would its discovery mean for physics and society. $10 in advance; $15 at the door; $5 for students.
May 1: Structural Engineers Association of Illinois: Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards Competition Finalists’ Presentations. 5 - 8 pm at Pazzo’s, 311 S. Wacker Dr., Chicago. $45 for members; $65 for nonmembers.
May 1 - 2: Illinois Paint Council: Annual Reception and Breakfast Meeting. May 1: Evening Legislative/Regulatory Reception: 5:30 - 7:30 pm at the Sangamo Club, 227 E. Adams, Springfield. May 2: Breakfast Meeting: 8:30 - 10:30 am at the President Abraham Lincoln Hotel and Conference Center, 701 W. Adams, Springfield.
May 2: WebGrrls Chicago: Wine Tasting and Cheese Networking Event. 6:30 - 9 pm at the Illinois Technology Association, 200 S. Wacker Dr., 15th Floor, Chicago. Free for members; $15 for nonmembers; $25 at the door.
May 3: Air & Waste Management Association Lake Michigan States: Lunch & Learn Sustainability Series: Implementing Sustainability in Chicago Area Companies. Noon - 1:30 pm at the IIT Stuart School of Business, 565 W. Adams, Room 580, Chicago. $40 for members; $55 for nonmembers; $5 for students.
May 3: Illinois Society of Professional Engineers: The Latest in Sanitary Treatment Methods. 9 - 11:30 am at the Northfield Inn and Conference Center, 3280 Northfield Dr., Springfield. $65 for members and $95 for nonmembers by April 19; $85 for members and $115 for nonmembers after April 19.
May 3: Product Development and Management Association Chicago North: Breakfast Club. 7:30 am at Elly’s Pancake House, Glenview.
May 4: Air & Waste Management Association Lake Michigan States: Annual Luncheon Meeting. 11:30 am at Athena Greek Restaurant, 212 S. Halsted St., Chicago. $50 for members; $55 for nonmembers; $15 for students.
May 4: Friends of the Chicago River: Annual Chicago River Summit: A New Narrative. 11 am - 2 pm at Hotel 71, Penthouse Ballroom. $25 for members; $35 for nonmembers.
May 4: Product Development and Management Association Chicago Downtown. 7:30 am at The Goddess and Grocer, Chicago.
May 5: Green Building Council Illinois: Lost Valley Visitors Center in Glacial Park: Presentation and Tour. 10:30 am - 1:45 pm at 7210 Keystone Road, Richmond, IL. Cost is $30; $10 for students.
May 5: Illinois Computing Educators: COLD Spring Mini-Conference. 8 am - noon at Lisle Junior High School, 5207 Center Ave., Lisle. Cost is $5.
May 6: Chicago Women in Architecture: Spring Scholarship Luncheon: Architectural Activism in Practice. 11 am - 2 pm at HUB 51, 51 W. Hubbard, Chicago. $50 for members; $60 for nonmembers; $35 for students.
May 6: Lederman Science Center: Ask-a-Scientist Guided Tour of Fermilab: Accelerators, by Bob Zwaska. 1 - 4 pm at Wilson Hall, Fermilab, Batavia. Free. Register by noon, May 4.
May 7: Association of Energy Engineers Illiana and the Electric Association: Consulting Electrical Engineers Technical Forum & Tradeshow. 4:30 pm at 65 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago. This educational event will feature a technical forum for engineers, electrical, lighting and communication manufacturers exhibiting their latest products and technology, a tradeshow with complimentary cocktails and light dinner buffet and the CEE Scholarship and Awards Ceremony.
May 7: Electric Association Consulting Electrical Engineers: Technical Forum and Tradeshow: The Value of Building Information Modeling (BIM) in Electrical Construction. 4:15 - 8 pm at the Union League Club of Chicago, 65 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago. Free.
May 7: Lake County Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service/Amateur Radio Emergency Service: General Meeting. 7 pm at the Lake County EOC, 1303 N Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville.
May 7: Society of Automotive Engineers Rockford-Beloit: Tour of Freedom Field. 5:30 pm at 3333 Kishwaukee Road, Building 9, Rockford. Register by noon, May 4. $10 for members; $12 for nonmembers; $5 for students and retirees.
May 8: American Institute of Architects Chicago: The Bloomingdale Trail, Chicago’s Next Great Park. Noon - 1 pm at AIA Chicago, 35 E. Wacker Dr., #250, Chicago. The trail is envisioned as a multi-use recreational trail built along an inactive elevated rail line that follows Bloomingdale Avenue from Ashland to Ridgeway. Free for members; $15 for nonmembers.
May 8: American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers Illinois: Comparing Hybrid and Central Geothermal Systems: How They Differ. 2:30 - 8 pm at Avalon Banquets, 1905 E. Higgins Road, Elk Grove Village. $65 for members; $75 for nonmembers.
May 8: American Society of Mechanical Engineers Chicago: Awards and New Officers Night and Argonne National Laboratory Nanomaterial Tour. 5 - 9 pm at Argonne.
May 8: Chicago Women in Architecture: Business Meeting. 5:30 - 7 pm at Bulthaup, 165 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago.
May 8: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Electromagnetic Compatibility Society Chicago. 7:30 am - 5:30 pm at the Itasca Country Club, 400 E. Orchard, Itasca. $35 for members; $50 for nonmembers; $15 for students.
May 8 - 9: American Concrete Institute Illinois: Concrete Field Testing Technician Grade I Certification Testing. 8 am - 5 pm at the Holiday Inn Express, 1550 E. Dundee Road, Palatine and at UCT, 236 E. Gidi Dr., Suite D, Wheeling.
May 8 - 10: Hooke College of Applied Sciences: Gunshot Residue Identification. 8 am - 5 pm at 850 Pasqinelli Dr., Westmont. Students learn the theory of SEM and EDS systems, how to setup and operate SEM and EDS instruments for GSR analysis. The students will be introduced to and participate in discussions of the ASTM E-1588 and SWGGSR guidelines for SEM/GSR analysis, interpretation of data, reporting conclusions, preparing for expert witness testimony. Cost is $1995.
May 9: American Institute of Architects Chicago: Fire Sprinklers in the International Building Code. Noon - 1 pm at AIA Chicago, 35 E. Wacker Dr., #250, Chicago. Participants will become comfortable navigating the IBC and become familiar with IBC terminology, while understanding how design limitations are lifted when fire sprinklers are installed. Free for members; $15 for nonmembers.
May 9: Fire Investigators Strike Force: Spring Seminar: Investigating Fires Involving Motor Homes and Recreational Vehicles. 8:30 am at the Riverway Office Complex, 6133 River Road, Rosemont. Cost is $30.
May 9: Illinois Society of Professional Engineers North Suburban: Meeting, Scholarship Awards and Election of Officers. 6 - 9 pm at Giuseppe’s LaCantina, 1062 Lee St., DesPlaines. $30 for members and $35 for nonmembers with dinner; $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers with buffet.
May 10: American Institute of Architects Chicago: A-can-emy Awards Gals and Cocktail Party. 6 - 8:30 pm at the Merchandise Mart, Lobby, Chicago. Chicago architects, engineers, and construction companies are showing off their designs and engineering genius to aid in the cause to fight hunger. All cans used in the structures benefit the Food Depository. Cost is $25.
May 10: American Water Works Association Illinois: Membrane Solutions for Water/Wastewater - Tour of Macomb Water Treatment Plant. 8:30 am at 1415 N. Randolph St., Macomb. Learn about cost-effective, easy to install packaged membrane solutions, and how to select and implement the correct solution. Also included will be a tour and case study of the Macomb water treatment plant. $40 for members; $60 for nonmembers; $70 for onsite registration.
May 10: Illinois Technology Association: CityLIGHTS Awards Gala. 6 - 9 pm at Union Station, Chicago. Join technology executives, entrepreneurs, corporate executives and investors in the region for an evening of dining, socializing, and celebration. $250 for members; $300 for nonmembers.
May 10: Society of Automotive Engineers Chicago: Caterpillar-Aurora Tour and Virtual Product Development. 2 - 7:30 pm at the CAT-Aurora Plant, IL-31 and Caterpillar Dr., Mongomery. Dinner at 5:30 pm at Royal Banquets, 802 E. Lake St., Aurora. $20 for members; $25 for nonmembers.
May 10: U.S. Green Building Council Illinois: Limelight. 6 - 10 pm at the the Green Exchange, Greenhouse Loft, 2545 W. Diversey Ave., Chicago. Celebrate the regional transformation of sustainable communities and recognize the leaders in sustainability across Illinois with the inaugural Emerald Awards. $125 for members; $175 for nonmembers.
May 11: American Institute of Architects Chicago: Small Project Awards. 5:30 - 7:30 pm at Architectural Artifacts, 4325 N. Ravenswood Ave., Chicago. Free.
May 11: American Society of Safety Engineers Northeastern Illinois: Tour of the Naper Settlement. 11:30 am at 523 S. Webster St., Naperville. Cost is $25.
May 11: Illinois Association of Wastewater Agencies: Technical Committee Meeting. At Starved Rock State Park, Utica. Cost is $50.
May 11 - 12: Chicago Council on Science and Technology: Women in Science Symposium: Big Ideas, Big Impact. May 11, 5:30 - 7:30 pm at the Art Institute of Chicago, 112 S. Michigan Ave., 1st Floor Ballroom, Chicago. May 12, 8:30 am - 4 pm at Northwestern University, Lurie Medical Center, 303 E. Superior St., Chicago.
May 12: Friends of the Chicago River: Chicago River Day. 9 am - noon. Volunteer at over 60 sites from North Chicago in Lake County to Blue Island south of Chicago along 100 miles of the Chicago River system.
May 12: Illinois Society of Professional Engineers Lake County: Meeting. 9:30 am at the Grayslake Public Library, 100 Library Lane, Grayslake.
May 14: The Chicago Farmers: Meeting Global Demands Through Innovations in Agriculture. 11:30 am at the Illini Center, 200 S. Wacker Dr., Chicago. $25 for members; $50 for nonmembers. Register by noon, May 11 at www.chicagofarmers.org/MeetingRegister.asp.
May 14: Institute of Food Technologists Chicago: Fred W. Tanner Lecture: The Science of Ice Cream: Controlling the Fat. 5:30 - 9 pm at the Intercontinental Hotel, 5300 N. River Road, Rosemont. $50 for members; $60 for nonmembers. Tanner Lecture award winner Dr. Richard W. Hartel gives a presentation centered on the topic of the “Science of Ice Cream” and new findings in the context of parial coalescence of ice cream.
May 14 - 17: Central States Water Environment Association: Annual Meeting: Water’s Worth It. At Pheasant Run Resort & Convention Center, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles. $350 for members; $400 for nonmembers; $150 for retirees; $50 for students.
May 14 - 18: Hooke College of Applied Sciences: Fiber Identification. At 850 Pasqinelli 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 $1995.
May 15: Air & Waste Management Association Lake Michigan States: Waste Conference: Waste Not. 8:30 am - 4:30 pm at Drury Lane conference Center, 100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace. This conference will provide environmental professionals a better understanding of the recent and emerging developments pertaining to the treatment, storage, and disposal of hazardous materials and solid wastes. $250 for members; $300 for nonmembers; $150 for government employees; $75 for students.
May 15: Air & Waste Management Association Lake Michigan States: Young Professionals Cocktail Reception. 4:45 pm at Drury Lane conference Center, 100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace. Free for members; $10 for nonmembers.
May 15: Chemical Industry Council of Illinois and Illinois Chemical Education Foundation: Scholarship Luncheon: The Chemistry of Nanocrystals. 11:30 am - 2:30 pm at the Fountain Blue Banquet Center, Normandy Room, 2300 Mannheim Road, Des Plaines. Cost is $75.
May 15: Foresight Design Initiative: Green Drinks: Redefining Refuse - Toward a Zero Waste Chicago. 5:30 - 8:30 pm at Jefferson Tap & Grill, 325 N. Jefferson St., 2nd Floor, Chicago. Cost is $9; $5.50 for students/low-income; $20 for friends of Foresight donation.
May 15: Lake Michigan States Section Air & Waste Management Association: Waste Conference. At Drury Lane, 100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace.
May 15: Society of Women Engineers Chicago Regional Section: North Shore Member Circle Dinner. 6 pm at Wooil Korean BBQ, 185 Milwaukee Ave., Buffalo Grove. Register by May 11.
May 15: Western Society of Engineers: Fukushima 3/11 plus 1. 5:30 pm at The Parthenon Restaurant, 314 S. Halsted St., Chicago.
May 15 - 16: American Concrete Institute Illinois: Concrete Field Testing Technician Grade I Certification Testing. 8 am - 5 pm at 5001 Lake Land Blvd., Mattoon.
May 15 - 16: International Concrete Repair Institute: Concrete Slab Moisture Testing Technician Certification, Grade I. At Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, 330 Pringsten Road, Northbrook.
May 16: American Institute of Architects Chicago: Accessibility in Residential Buildings and Related Recreation. 9:30 - 11:30 am at AIA Chicago, 35 E. Wacker Dr., #250, Chicago. Review of highlights to Chapter 18-11 essential to designing and permitting a residential project of four or more dwelling units in a single structure in the City of Chicago. Free for members; $15 for nonmembers.
May 16: American Water Works Association Illinois: Chemical Properties, Safety & Security. 7:30 am at the City of Mattoon Water Treatment Plant, 2941 Lake Road, Mattoon. The program will discuss properties, safety, equipment, PPE, security and some regulatory issues relating to liquid chlorine, sodium hypochlorite, fluoridation chemicals, and others related to water treatment. $35 for members; $45 for nonmembers; $55 for onsite registration. www.isawwa.org/events/event_details.asp?id=202314
May 16: Association for Computing Machinery Chicago: MongoDB 101. 5:30 pm at Loyola University Water Tower Campus, Beane Ballroom, 13th Floor, Lewis Towers, 111 E. Pearson St., Chicago. This presentation will introduce MongoDB, a high-performance, scalable NoSQL database. MongoDB’s features include atomic modifiers, document-oriented storage, auto-sharding, and much more. Also covered will be examples of using embedded documents, querying and updating with MongoDB, and scaling with MongoDB. Free.
May 16: Illinois Society of Professional Engineers: Designing With Technology. 9 - 11:30 am at ParaDice Hotel & Conference Center, 7 Blackjack Blvd., East Peoria. Experts from AutoDesk will be on heand to help you learn some of the newest techniques in putting technology to work for you in your project designs. $65 for members and $95 for nonmembers by May 2; $85 for members and $115 for nonmembers after May 2.
May 16: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Power and Energy Society Chicago: New A. Finkl & Sons 75 MVA Arc Furnace Steel Mill. 5:30 - 8 pm at ComEd Commercial Center, Auditorium, 1919 Swift Dr., Oak Brook. Register by May 14. Free; optional dinner is $15 for members and $20 for nonmembers.
May 17: Chicago Paint and Coatings Association: Annual Dinner Meeting with Andy Shaw, Better Government Association. 6 pm at the Weber Grill, 2331 Fountain Square Dr., Lombard. Cost is $90.
May 17: Association of Women in the Metal Industries Chicago: Metallurgy. 6 - 9 pm at the Erie Cafe, 536 W. Erie, Chicago.
May 17: Society of Fire Protection Engineers: Annual Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner. 5 - 10 pm at the Berwyn VFW Hall, 1529 S. Harlem, Berwyn. $40 by May 10; $45 after May 15; $20 for fire service personnel.
May 18: American Chemical Society Chicago: Gibbs Award Dinner: From Rectifying to Energy: Some Reflections. 6 pm at Casa Royale, 783 Lee St., Des Plaines. Cost is $40; $20 for students, unemployed and retirees. Register by noon, May 14.
May 18: Illinois Fire Inspectors Association: Mini Seminar and Luncheon: Pivot Tables. 8 - 11 am at Medinah Banquets, 550 Shriners Dr., Addison. Luncheon starts at 11 am. Learn how easy it is to harness the power of pivot tables utilizing either Excel database files or FireHouse software data and export your data to an Excel database to harness the power of pivot tables. $50 for members; $60 for nonmembers; $55 for members at the door; $20 for lunch only. Register by noon, May 14.
May 20: Lake County Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service/Amateur Radio Emergency Service: Des Plaines River Canoe and Kayak Marathon. Sign up to assist at http://races.org/Signup/canoe_signup.htm.
May 21: Chicago Drug & Chemical Association: Golf Outing. Noon at Broken Arrow, Lockport. Cost is $130; $29 for dinner only. Register by May 14.
May 21: Chicago Printing Ink Production Club: DRUPA 2012. At Pescatore Palace, 3400 N. River Road, Franklin Park.
May 21: Quad City Engineering & Science Council: Golf Classic. 12:15 pm at Pinnacle Golf & Country Club, 11928 Knoxville Road, Milan, IL. Cost is $65; $20 for dinner only (6 pm). Register by May 14.
May 22: Association of Licensed Architects Illinois: Innovation in Architectural Structure - Five Case Studies. 5:15 - 9 pm at The Carlisle, 435 E. Butterfield Road, Lombard. This presentation will focus on the design-build process as it relates to complex and highly visual structures featuring the prominent use of wood. Cost is $50.
May 22: Chemical Industry Council of Illinois: Hot Topics: Global Harmonization Standard, Clean Water Act, Recent TSCA Regulatory and Reporting Developments, SO2 SIP Update Process and IEPA Permits. 7:30 am - noon at the Holiday Inn, 7800 Kingery Highway, Willowbrook. $175 for members; $275 for nonmembers.
May 22: Structural Engineers Association of Illinois: Young Engineers Committee: Panel Discussion. 5:30 - 7:30 pm at the Thornton Tomasetti Office, Large Conference Room, 330 N. Wabash, Suite 1500, Chicago.
May 22 - 23: U.S. Green Building Council Illinois: Spring Credential Blitz. 8 am - 5 pm at Willis Tower, Skydeck, 99th Floor, 233 S. Wacker Dr., 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 the LEED Green Associate or LEED AP with Specialty Credential. Register by May 8 for discounted fees.
May 23: Illinois Society of Professional Engineers Salt Creek: Dinner Meeting. 6 - 10 pm at Seven Bridges, Lisle.
May 23: Industrial Water, Waste and Sewage Group: Top Issues at the IEPA Bureau of Water. 5 - 9 pm at Riva Restaurant, Navy Pier, 700 E. Grand Ave., Chicago. $15 for members; $60 for nonmembers.
May 23: Society of Women Engineers Chicago Regional Section: Awards Reception. 6 pm at the Westin Northwest Chicago, 400 Park Blvd., Itasca. Cost is $30; $20 for students/unemployed.
May 24: American Society of Civil Engineers Illinois: Golf Outing. 8 am at Maple Meadows Golf Course, 272 S. Addison Road, Wood Dale. Cost is $120. Register by May 19 at https://www.123signup.com/register?id=szgfv.
May 24: Chicago Society for Coatings Technology: Awards Dinner. 6 pm at Maggiano’s, 240 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook. Cost is $60.
May 24: Construction Specifications Institute Chicago: Annual Banquet and Recognition Night. 5:30 - 8 pm at Bella Bacinos, 75 E. Wacker Dr., Chicago. Cost is $35.
May 24: American Water Works Association Illinois: Industrial Network Hacking Awareness and Prevention. 7:30 am - noon at the Public Safety Facility, 285 N. Seven Hills Road, O’Fallon. Electrical utilities are
working on standards to address cyber-security through the NERC/CIP standards and its likely wastewater will soon follow suit. The presenter for this class will provide an informative session on industrial network hacking techniques and offer up effective solutions to deter such events. $35 for members; $45 for nonmembers; $55 for onsite registration.
May 26: Chicago Astronomical Society: Public Observing Session: The Moon and the Planet Mars. 7:30 pm at the Little Red School House, 9800 S. 104 Ave., Willow Springs.
May 28 - June 1: McCrone Research Institute: Asbestos Fiber Counting (NIOSH 582). At 2820 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago. At the conclusion of the course, students are able to: properly calibrate and use the sampling equipment; align and calibrate the microscope and apply the NIOSH 7400 protocols; prepare samples for analysis; and apply the procedures for collection and quantitation of ambient dust samples. Cost is $1275.
May 30: Economic Development Council: Monthly Luncheon with Mark H. Kawa, Community Bank Division, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Noon - 1:30 pm at the University Club of Chicago, 76 E. Monroe St., Chicago. $48 for members; $65 for nonmembers.
June 3: Lederman Science Center: Ask-a-Scientist Guided Tour of Fermilab: Exploring the Super Small: A Report from the Energy Frontier, by Don Lincoln. 1 - 4 pm at Wilson Hall, Fermilab, Batavia. Register by noon, May 31.
June 5: Central States Water Environment Association: Midwest Water & Wastewater Technology Conference. 7:30 am - 3:30 pm at McHenry County College, 8900 US Highway 17, Crystal Lake. $50 for members; $75 for nonmembers; $90 for onsite registration.
June 6 - 7: Hooke College of Applied Sciences: IR Spectral Interpretation. 8 am - 5 pm at 850 Pasqinelli Dr., Westmont. This course is a three day overview of how to determine unknown molecular structures from infrared spectra. Cost is $1645.
June 11 - 13: Society of Women Engineers Northwestern University: Summer Technology and Engineering Program (STEP). For girls going into 7th - 9th grades.
July 4 - 7: ALCon2012: Celebrate Starlight. At the Marriott Lincolnshire Resort. Celebrating 150 years of organized astronomy.
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. Registration opens April 1.