The Alliance Française de Chicago is the Chicago’s French cultural and learning center dedicated to the study of French language, cultural exchange, and friendship between Americans and French speaking people.
The University of Illinois at Chicago is a major research university located in the heart of one of the world’s greatest cities. As Chicago’s only public research university, UIC is an integral part of the educational, technological and cultural fabric of Chicago. UIC is recognized as one of the most ethnically rich and culturally diverse universities in America. With the nation’s largest college of medicine and colleges of dentistry, pharmacy, public health, nursing, social work, and applied health sciences, UIC is the state’s principal educator of health professionals. With 15 academic colleges in all, students are able to study fields ranging from business and engineering to education, liberal arts and sciences, urban planning, and social work, as well as architecture, design and the arts.
Dr. Morimoto’s research laboratory is part of the Northwestern University, and studies the regulation of the heat shock stress response and the function of molecular chaperones. His current research is to understand how organisms sense and respond to physiological and environmental stress as well as to identify the cellular responses that ultimately determine cell growth and cell death. The Morimoto Laboratory and Northwestern University are actively involved with grade school students through the programs L.A.B.S. and Project Excite, which are designed to spark kids’ interest in math and science and improve their skills in these disciplines.
Chicago Council on Science and Technology is a not-for-profit organization that brings researchers and scientists out of the lab and directly to the public. We work with national laboratories, leading academic institutions and museums to educate the public on issues of critical scientific importance. In an age when barely one in four voting adults meet a basic level of scientific literacy, we aim to reignite an excitement and passion for science and technology, and remind Chicagoans of the quality and quantity of R&D that takes place in their backyard.