Local Supergirls Launch Research Balloon Two Miles Into The SkyThe experiment was designed by Truman college students Beatriz Barrera and Viri Leon. They were part of a summer program on high altitude ballooning supported by a grant from NASA. CBS 2's Irika Sargent reports.
Sen. Kirk Pushing To Maintain Funding For Grants Promoting Interest In Space, ScienceSenator Mark Kirk says President Barack Obama wanted to cut, by a third, the Space Grant Program that funds research, education and service projects designed to promote an interest in space and the sciences.
3 Science Experiments To Try Outdoors With Kids This SummerThe weather is warmer and that means kids are gearing up to get outside and release some pent-up winter energy. These three outdoor science experiments offer curious young scientists a messy, fun learning experience.
For The Love Of ScienceThe school year has begun, and Debra Palmer’s fifth-grade class is learning the usual subjects. There’s some math, some English – and of course, the kids will also design their own underwater robots.
4 Biggest Questions Preschoolers Ask: Megan Glaros' Masterful Guide to Science
At The Frontiers Of ScienceWorking with the smallest building blocks of the universe, Raytheon’s scientists are creating new substances and computing technology straight from the pages of science fiction.
STEM Education & Why President Obama Has Made It An Educational PriorityInnovation drives the U.S. economy, and employees with science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills have become a hot commodity in post-recession America.
Curiosity: More Than A Rover, Space Lab To Analyze Mars For Signs Of LifeAn Adler Planetarium astronomer who said he'd go to Mars "in a heartbeat," said he's thrilled by what the rover Curiosity might find on the red planet.
2012 Guide To The Museum Of Science And IndustryThis might be my most favorite museum in Chicago. It doesn’t have the stiffness of the Field Museum and everything is hands-on. The museum has done a lot of improvements in the past couple of years to take it beyond the ‘80s style exhibits into more, flashy 21st century displays. If you haven’t been in awhile, it might be time to make a visit back to the largest science center in the Western Hemisphere to enjoy what they have to offer.
Abdul-Jabbar Joins Governor In Push To Promote Science, MathNBA Hall-of-Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar urged Chicago Public Schools students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Dart Concerned About Medical Examiner Donating Bodies To ScienceCook County Sheriff Tom Dart says is concerned about plans by the county Medical Examiner to donate unclaimed bodies for medical research after only two weeks in the morgue.
U Of I Project Examines Choices Of Women In ScienceA project at the University of Illinois may bust the stereotype of young women backing away from careers in science.