This issue of ISTC Catalyst focuses on efforts to foster a more robust Science & Technology Workforce in Illinois.

In our state, we are fortunate to have both a deep pool of existing skilled workers and a strong roster of institutions and organizations working hard on a daily basis to bolster the workforce that provides one of Illinois’ strongest assets. Going forward, one of the top priorities will be to ensure wider access to high quality science and education programs for more students. With improved access and quality, it can be expected that more individuals will pursue science & technology degrees or training.  Couple this with stronger support for entrepreneurs and technology-based business growth and our state’s economic foundation will be strengthened.

To learn about the initiatives taking place across the state to develop the Science & Technology Workforce in Illinois, we encourage you to read further in this edition of ISTC Catalyst.

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Clean Energy Alliance Connects Chicago to the Clean Economy
Chicago Clean Energy Alliance Quarterly Meet-up
December 6, 2010. Crystal Gardens, 700 East Grand Ave., Chicago, IL 60611

Invest Midwest Venture Capital Forum
Early registration begins December 1, 2010

Up to 45 companies seeking funding will be selected to present. The conference will showcase companies in three industry tracks: life sciences, technology/general business and cleantech/alternative energy.

C2ST and Children’s Memorial Research Center host a lecture, book signing and special dinner
Tuesday, November 16, 2010. Northwestern University Chicago Campus

Thorne Auditorium. 375 East Chicago Avenue
The event will feature Veteran Journalist Bill Kurtis and Rebecca Skloot, critically acclaimed author of the New York Times bestseller The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.