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ORGANIZATION: Illinois Science Council

  • 6 people are interested
Associates at Science Cocktail

We are seeking energetic, naturally curious (and fun!) people to help us bring innovative science programs to the public.

We have openings with ISC's Associates Board in the following areas:

  • Programming - develop and produce creative and impactful science programs
  • Website - develop content for and maintain the ISC website
  • Development/Fundraising - explore ways to fund ISC operations & activities through grants and events
  • Membership/Volunteer Management - recruit people for ISC's events and needs; support & engage with volunteers
  • Marketing / PR - develop and execute marketing and promotional efforts through ISC's social media platforms
If you think science in cool, you'll love volunteering with ISC. Join us and you can have a direct hand in growing a great initiative for Chicago!

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About Illinois Science Council

Location:

Chicago Il, Chicago, IL 60602, US

Mission Statement

The Illinois Science Council ("ISC") raises awareness and understanding of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) topics in the adult public through interesting and engaging programs. We highlight the scientists and the insititutions that show Chicago as the City of Science in our country.

Description

ISC is an independent, volunteer-driven organization that engages, educates, and entertains the adult public about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in our everyday lives. ISC serves as the adult complement to the many science-outreach organizations focused on K-12 students and as the science complement to Chicago's many arts and humanities organizations.

ISC creates public programs that bring scientists together with adults who want to cultivate their innate curiosity about science. Our brain series includes programs like, "Your Brain on Happiness," "Your Brain on Creativity," and "Your Brain on Love, Sex and Oxytocin." To teach chemistry principles we’ve offered "Chemistry of Beer," "Chemistry of Chocolate," "Chemistry of Coffee" and more. Fundraising events include "Science Cocktail Party" (science attractions with cocktails!) and a Pi Day 3.14-mile fun run.

Our work is inspired by Carl Sagan’s quote: "We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology." It’s kind of harsh and, sadly, still true decades after he said it about science literacy in our county. Yet, ISC refuses to make people feel illiterate about what's been forgotten since school, because maybe folks were never taught it in the first place. Instead, we focus on feeding the inexhaustible human sense of curiosity. So, we’re motivated by THIS Sagan quote: "The brain is like a muscle. When it is in use, we feel very good. Understanding is joyous."

CAUSE AREAS

Education & Literacy
Environment
Health & Medicine
Education & Literacy, Environment, Health & Medicine

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

ChicagoChicago, IL 60654

SKILLS

  • Website Project Management
  • Event Planning / Management
  • Social Media / Blogging
  • CSR / Volunteer Coordination
  • Community Outreach
  • STEM

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 21
  • 1 monthly meeting plus committee work; ~5-8 hours per month

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