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May 2016

MONTH AT-A-GLANCE

  • Attend the Science in the City Gala hosted by Cristal Thomas, University of Chicago Medicine.
  • Meet the challenge of managing and valuing stormwater runoff.
  • Learn how to engineer a scientific breakthrough.
  • Explore the changing landscape of waste management.
  • Analyze the chemical probes of immunity and tolerance with Gibbs Awardee, Laura Kiessling.

CALENDAR LISTINGS

May 1: Lederman Science Center: Ask-a-Scientist Guided Tour of Fermilab: “Exploring Inner Space with the Dark Energy Survey” by William Wester. 1 - 4 pm at Wilson Hall, Fermilab, Batavia. Free. Register by noon, April 29.
http://eddata.fnal.gov/lasso/program_search/calendar_new.lasso

May 2: Construction Engineering Research Laboratory and Illinois Sustainable Technology Center: Exchange Forum: Invasive Species. 11:30 am - 1 pm at CERL, Executive Conference Room, 2902 Newmark Dr., Champaign.
www.wmrc.uiuc.edu/calendar/

May 2: Electric Association of Chicago: Consulting Electrical Engineers Technical Forum & Tradeshow. 3:30 - 8 pm at the Union League Club of Chicago, 65 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago.
www.eachicago.org

May 2: Lake County Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service / Amateur Radio Emergency Service: Skywarn Refresher. 7 pm at the Lake County EOC, 1303 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville.
http://races.org/

May 2 - 3: Central Fabricators Association: Spring Meeting. At the Chicago Athletic Association, 12 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago.
http://centralfabricators.org/meetings.php

May 2 - 3: Hooke College of Applied Sciences: Identifying Ignitable Liquids in Fire Debris. 8 am - 5 pm at 850 Pasquinelli Dr., Westmont. Cost is $895.
https://www.mccrone.com/Identifying-Ignitable-Liquids-in-Fire-Debris

May 2 - 6: Hooke College of Applied Sciences: Hair Comparison. 8 am - 5 pm at 850 Pasquinelli Dr., Westmont. Cost is $1995.
https://www.mccrone.com/hair-comparison-course

May 2 - 6: McCrone Research Institute: Asbestos Fiber Counting. At 2820 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago. Cost is $1350.
www.mcri.org/v/1055/Asbestos-Fiber-Counting-NIOSH-582-1616-May-2-6-2016

May 3: Illinois Section American Society of Civil Engineers: Springfield Legislative Trip. 11:30 am - 6:30 pm starting at the Sangamo Club, 227 E. Adams St., Springfield.
www.isasce.org/calendar/

May 3: Illinois Section American Water Works Association: Concrete Pipe: Selection, Installation and Inspection. 7:30 am at Lake County Public Works, Central Permit Facility, 500 W. Winchester Road, Libertyville. $52 for members; $70 for nonmembers.
www.isawwa.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=773386&group=

May 3: Illinois Sustainable Technology Center: Drugs Down the Drain: How Can We Assess and Manage the Impacts of Medicines in the Natural Environment. Noon - 1 pm at ISTC, 1 E. Hazelwood Dr., Champaign or as a webinar. Free.
www.wmrc.uiuc.edu/calendar/

May 3: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Chicago Electromagnetic Compatibility: MiniSymposium. 8 am - 4:30 pm at the Holiday Inn, 860 W. Irving Park Road, Itasca. $50 for members; $60 for nonmembers.
http://emcchicago.org/

May 3: Society for Applied Spectroscopy Chicago: Shift Happens: Adventures with Raman Spectroscopy both Inside and Outside the Laboratory. 6:30 pm at Holiday Inn, 1000 Busse Road, Elk Grove Village. Cost is $30; $10 for retired, student or unemployed.
www.sas-chicago.org

May 3: Society of Women Engineers Chicago: Thoughts from Women Engineers on Elevating your Career. 5 - 7 pm at Nicor Gas Cafe, Lower Level, 1844 Ferry Road, Naperville. Free.
http://chicago.swe.org/events.html

May 3: Structural Engineers Association of Illinois: Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards Competition Finalist Presentations. 5:15 - 8:15 pm at the Cliff Dwellers Club, 200 S. Michigan Ave., 22nd Floor, Chicago.
www.seaoi.org/event/may-dinner-meeting-2016

May 3: WTS Chicago: Reception for Beth McCluskey. 5:30 - 7:30 pm at Moe’s Cantina River North, 111 W. Kinzie St., Chicago. $40 for members; $50 for nonmembers.
www.wtsinternational.org/greaterchicago/events/wts-chicago—reception-for-beth-mccluskey/

May 3 - 4: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Chicago EMC: MiniSymposium. At the Holiday Inn, 860 W. Irving Park Road, Itasca. $50 for members; $60 for nonmembers.
http://ieeechicago.org/event/annual-chicago-ieee-emc-minisymposium/

May 4 - 6: Illinois Water Environment Association: WEFMAX. At the Hard Rock Hotel, 230 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago. A conference focused on wastewater and storm water.
www.wef.org/Members/page_ma_detail.aspx?id=6442450952

May 5: Adler Planetarium: From the Big Bang to the Multiverse and Beyond. 7:30 am - 10 pm at 1300 S. Lake Shore Dr., Chicago. Cost is $10.
www.illinoisscience.org/event/from-the-big-bang-to-the-multiverse-beyond/

May 5: American Council of Engineering Companies of Illinois: Human Resource Workshop. 8 am - 4:30 pm at The Drake, 2301 York Road, Oak Brook. $150 for members; $300 for nonmembers.
www.acecil.org/events.cfm

May 5: American Institute of Architects Chicago: Small Projects Awards and Exhibit. 5:30 - 8:30 pm at Architectural Artifacts, 4325 N. Ravenswood, Chicago. Free.
http://www.aiachicago.org/events/small-projects-awards-exhibit

May 5: Chicago Council on Science & Technology: Science in the City Gala. 5 - 9 pm at UI Labs, 1415 N. Cherry Ave., Chicago. Hosted by Cristal Thomas, vice president for community health engagement, University of Chicago Medicine, and senior advisor to the vice president for civic engagement at the university. Cost is $250.
www.c2st.org/event/2016/05/science-city-annual-gala-2016

May 5 - 6: Hooke College of Applied Science: Forensic Examination of Paint Evidence. 8 am - 5 pm at 850 Pasquinelli Dr., Westmont. Cost is $895.
https://www.mccrone.com/forensic-examination-of-paint-evidence

May 6: American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers Illinois: Wrigley Rooftop Baseball. Noon - 4 pm at Brixen Ivy, 1044 W. Waveland Ave., Chicago. $55 for members; $80 for nonmembers.
http://illinoisashrae.org/index.php

May 6: Illinois Science Council: Chris Anderson, TED Talks Creator. 6 - 8 pm at 1871, 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, 12th Floor, Chicago. Cost is $15.
www.illinoisscience.org/event/chris-anderson-ted-talks-creater/

May 7: Illinois Water Environment Association: Rain Garden Clean-Up. 10 am at Pulaski Park, 1419 W. Blackhawk St., Chicago.
http://iweasite.org/

May 7: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Chicago/Milwaukee: Fellows Gala. 6 - 10 pm at Mission Hills Country Club, 1677 S. Mission Hills Road, Northbrook.
http://ieeechicago.org/event/2nd-annual-ieee-chicagomilwaukee-fellows-gala/

May 7: Northern Illinois University: Secondary Science Education Summit. 8 am - 5 pm at NIU, Montgomery Hall Lobby, DeKalb. Cost is $25.
www.niu.edu/clasep/conferences/sses050716/index.shtml

May 9: The Chicago Farmers: Vang: A Play on Immigration. 11:30 am - 1:30 pm at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, 230 S. LaSalle St., Chicago. $30 for members and $50 for nonmembers by May 2; $40 for members and $60 for nonmembers after May 2.
http://chicagofarmers.org/meetinginfo.php

May 9 - 13: McCrone Research Institute: Food Microscopy. At 2820 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago. Cost is $1875.
www.mcri.org/v/1056/Food-Microscopy-1560-May-9-13-2016

May 10: Central States Water Environment Association: Laboratory Pre-Treatment Seminar. 8:30 am - 2:15 pm at Suburban Laboratories Auditorium, 2000 S. Batavia Ave., Geneva. $60 with preregistration; $65 at the door.
www.cswea.org/events/

May 10: Chemical Industry Council of Illinois: Legislative Day. At the President Abraham Lincoln Hotel, 701 E. Adams, Springfield.
www.cicil.net/events/event.aspx?F_d=05%2f10%2f2016&F_y=2016&F_m=5&EventId=125&

May 10: Chicago Mass Spectrometry Discussion Group: High Dimensional Molecular Phenomics in Systems, Synthetic and Chemical Biology. 6:30 pm at Baxter Healthcare, Building 1 Auditorium, 1 Baxter Pkwy., Deerfield. Free.
www.cmsdg.org

May 10: U.S. Green Building Council Illinois: Commercial Urban Farming in Chicago: Meeting Fresh Food Needs for a Resilient City. 4:30 - 7:30 pm at Testa Produce, 4555 S. Racine Ave., Chicago. $15 for members; $25 for nonmembers.
www.usgbc-illinois.org/events/event-calendar/

May 10 - 11: Illinois Society for Microbiology: Spring Meeting. At the White Eagle Golf Club, 3400 Country Club Dr., Naperville. Register by April 26. $120 for members, $150 for nonmembers and $35 for students for one day; $180 for members, $210 for nonmembers and $65 for students for two days.
http://ism-il.org/meetings/

May 10 - 11: Water Environment Federation: Great Water Cities 2016: Rainfall to Results in Action. At the Mid-America Club, 200 E. Randolph St, Chicago. $260 for members; $360 for nonmembers.
www.wef.org/watersummit/

May 11: Association of Licensed Architects Chicago: A 2016 Risk Management Alert: Avoiding the Risks of Fiduciary Liability in the Performance of Professional Services. 11:30 am - 1 pm at the Datile Showroom, 316 W. Hubbard St., Chicago. $20 for members; $25 for nonmembers.
www.alatoday.org/calendar_day.asp?date=5/11/2016&event=225

May 11: Association of Women in the Metal Industry Chicago: Hands on Golf Clinic. 4:30 - 7:30 pm at Cog Hill Golf & Country Club, Lemont. $75 for members; $100 for nonmembers.
www.awmi.org/events/chicago-chapter—-hands-on-golf-clinic/

May 11: Illinois Section American Society of Civil Engineers: Wrigley Field Renovation Project. 5:30 pm at Elephant and Castle, 111 W. Adams St., Chicago. Cost is $50, $35 for government or education, $25 for students by May 6; $5 more at the door.
www.isasce.org/calendar/

May 12: Chicago Paint and Coatings Association: Annual Dinner and Election: Carlos May, former Chicago White Sox All Star. 6 pm at Chama Gaucha, 3008 Finley Road, Downers Grove. Cost is $85.
www.chicagopaint.org

May 12: Illinois Section American Society of Civil Engineers: Young Member Group Dinner Meeting: Navy Pier Ferris Wheel. 5:30 - 7 pm at Transystems, 222 S. Riverside Plaza, #610, Chicago.
www.isasce.org/calendar/

May 12: Illinois Section American Water Works Association: Chemical Properties, Safety and Security. 7:30 am - Noon at the O’Fallon Fire Station, Community Room, 1215 Taylor Road, O’Fallon. $32 for members and $50 for nonmembers by May 2; $10 more by May 9; $20 more after May 9.
www.isawwa.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=709135&group=

May 12: John Deere Chapter of Sigma Xi: Quad Cities Co-Lab Tour and Dinner. 5:30 - 7 pm at 627 W. 2nd St., Davenport, IA. Free.
http://helios.augustana.edu/sigmaxi/2015-2016/co-lab.html

May 12: Society of American Military Engineers Chicago Post: The Rosewood Beach Restoration through the US EPA’s Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI). Noon - 2 pm at Rosewood Beach, 883 Sheridan Road, Highland Park. Cost is $20; $15 for government.
www.same-chicago.org

May 12: Society of Fire Protection Engineers Chicago: Annual Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner. 5 - 10 pm at the Tinley Park VFW Post 2791, 17147 Oak Park Ave., Tinley Park. $40 by May 9; $45 after May 9; $30 for fire service personnel.
www.chicagosfpe.org/event/annual-corned-beef-and-cabbage-dinner/

May 13: Construction Specifications Institute Chicago: Points of View - Building Enclosure Design to Delivery. Noon - 1:30 pm at Pella Crafted Luxury, Merchandise Mart, 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 100, Chicago. Free. Register by May 5.
http://chicago.csinet.org/Stay-Informed/Chapter-Events

May 13: Illinois Association of Wastewater Agencies: Technical Committee Meetings. 10 am at Starved Rock State Lodge, Utica. Cost is $50.
www.ilwastewater.org/events.htm

May 13: Illinois Science Council: Systematic Serendipity: How to Engineer a Scientific Breakthrough. 3:30 - 6 pm at 1871, 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, 12th Floor, Chicago. Free.
www.illinoisscience.org/event/systematic-serendipity-how-to-engineer-a-scientific-breakthrough/

May 14: American Concrete Institute Illinois: Annual Dinner at Willis Tower. 6:30 pm at the Skydeck of Willis Tower, 99th Floor, 233 S. Wacker Dr., Chicago. $125 for dinner; $165 for dinner and networking. Register by May 7.
http://aciillinois.com/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=214

May 14: Illinois Science Council: Chicago Science Fest 2016. 10 am - 5 pm at the Merchandise Mart, 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, 12th Floor, Chicago. $10 for individual talks and $30 for an all-day pass with preregistration; $15 for individual talks and $40 for and all day pass at the door.
www.illinoisscience.org/event/chicago-science-fest/

May 14: National Society of Black Engineers Chicago: Leveraging Your Engineering Degree in the World of Management Consulting. 10 am - noon at Blue 1647 Tech Innovation Center, 1647 S. Blue Island Ave., Chicago. Free.
www.chicagonsbe.org

May 16: American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Chicago: Urban Agriculture. 5 pm at the Cook County Farm Bureau, 6438 Joliet Road, Countryside. Cost is $15; free for students.
www.asabe.org/meetings-events/2016/05/chicago-section-meeting.aspx

May 16: Illinois Computing Educators NICE: Maker Space. 5 pm at Northwood Jr. High School, 945 North Ave., Highland Park. Cost is $5.
www.iceberg.org/calendar

May 16 - 20: Hooke College of Applied Science: Pharmaceutical Materials and Contaminants. 8 am - 5 pm at 850 Pasquinelli Dr., Westmont. Cost is $1995.
https://www.mccrone.com/pharmaceutical-materials-and-contaminants-course

May 16 - 20: McCrone Research Institute: Microscopy of Extraneous and Foreign Matter in Food. At 2820 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago. Cost is $1875.
www.mcri.org/v/1057/Microscopy-of-Extraneous-and-Foreign-Matter-in-Food-1555-May-16-20-2016

May 17: American Council of Engineering Companies of Illinois: Regional Luncheon with Bob Schillerstrom, Chairman of the Illinois Tollway Board. 11:30 am - 1:30 pm at the Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago. Cost is $75.
www.acecil.org/events.cfm

May 17: American Institute of Architects Chicago: Sustainability Through Preservation: The Rebirth of Chicago’s Historic Buildings. 5:30 - 7 pm at AIA Chicago, 35 E. Wacker Dr., #250, Chicago. Free for members; $15 for nonmembers.
www.aiachicago.org/events/sustainability-through-preservation-the-rebirth-of-chicagos-historic-buildi

May 17: Construction Specifications Institute Chicago: Structural Lightweight Concrete and Roof Assemblies. Noon - 1 pm at Hafele, 154 W. Hubbard, Chicago. Register by May 15.
http://chicago.csinet.org/Stay-Informed/Chapter-Events

May 17: Lake Michigan States Air & Waste Management Association: Waste Conference: Changing Landscape of Waste Management. 8 am - 5 pm at the Hilton Lisle/Naperville, 3003 Corporate Dr. West, Lisle. $275 for members; $325 for nonmembers; $175 for government; $100 for students.
www.lmawma.org

May 17 - 19: Hooke College of Applied Science: Transmission Electron Microscopy. 8 am - 5 pm at 850 Pasquinelli Dr., Westmont. Cost is $1895.
https://www.mccrone.com/transmission-electron-microscopy-tem-course

May 18: Association for Computing Machinery Chicago: Primer on Intellectual Property. 5:45 pm at Loyola University Water Tower Campus, 111 E. Person St., Chicago. Free.
www.chicagoacm.org

May 18: Construction Specifications Institute Chicago: Annual Banquet and Recognition Night. 5:30 - 8:30 pm at the East Bank Club, 500 N. Kingsbury St., Chicago Cost is $50. Register by May 10.
http://chicago.csinet.org/Stay-Informed/Chapter-Events

May 18: U.S. Green Building Council Illinois: Urban Forestry in Chicagoland: Renewable Wood Products from Beginning to End User. 5:30 - 7:30 pm at Horigan Urban Forest Products Sawmill, 2929 23rd Pl., North Chicago. $15 for members; $25 for nonmembers.
www.usgbc-illinois.org/events/event-calendar/

May 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.
http://aciillinois.com/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=230

May 20: American Chemical Society Chicago: Gibbs Award Ceremony: “Chemical Probes of Immunity and Tolerance” by Professor Laura Kiessling, University of Wisconsin - Madison. 6 - 10:30 pm at Meridian Banquets, 1701 Algonquin Road, Rolling Meadows. $50 for members; $52 for nonmembers; free for lecture only. Register by noon, May 16.
http://chicagoacs.org/meetinginfo.php?id=109&ts=1460244101

May 20: American Society of Safety Engineers Northeastern Illinois: Emergency Preparedness - Active Shooter Seminar. 7:30 am - 3 pm at Maggianos, 1901 E. Woodfield Road, Schaumburg. Cost is $70.
http://neil.asse.org/events/emergency-preparednessactive-shooter-seminar/

May 23: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Computer Society Chicago: GO Best Practices. 5:30 - 8 pm at Jefferson Tap & Grille, 325 N. Jefferson St., Chicago. $25 for members; $30 for nonmembers.
http://ieeechicago.org/event/computer-society-chicago-chapter-go-best-practices-presentation/

May 23 - 27: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers: International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium. At the Hyatt Regency Chicago, 151 E. Wacker Dr., Chicago.
www.ipdps.org

May 24: Association of Licensed Architects Palatine: Factory Preblended Mortar for Masonry Construction. 11:30 am - 1 pm at the ALA Office, One E. Northwest Highway, Suite 200, Palatine. $20 for members; $25 for nonmembers.
www.alatoday.org/calendar_day.asp?date=5/24/2016&event=226

May 26: American Institute of Architects Chicago: Combating Thermal Issues in Buildings Using Structural Steel. 12:15 - 1:15 pm at AIA Chicago, 35 E. Wacker Dr., #250, Chicago. Free for members; $15 for nonmembers.
www.aiachicago.org/events/combating-thermal-issues-in-buildings-using-structural-steel

May 26: Chemical Industry Council of Illinois: Illinois Chemical Education Foundation Scholarship Luncheon. 11 am at Cafe La Cave, 2777 Mannheim Road, Des Plaines. Cost is $80.
www.cicil.net/events/

May 26: Illinois Section American Water Works Association: Water For People Golf Outing. 9 am at Heritage Bluffs Golf Course, 24355 W. Bluff Road, Channahon. All proceeds will benefit Water For People and the Illinois Lake Management Association Scholarship Fund. Cost is $99.

PLAN AHEAD

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

May 1: 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 - 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 - 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 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/

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