Science and Technology Week celebrates advancements in the field of science and technology, as well as the hardworking, dedicated students and professionals who make those advancements possible. Past keynote speakers include television personality Bill Nye, theoretical physicist Brian Greene and more. Science and Technology Week presentations are free and open to the public.
Charlie Trotter's is regarded as one of the finest restaurants in the world. For nearly 19 years, the restaurant has dedicated itself to excellence in the culinary arts. Not willing to ride on its laurels, Charlie Trotter's is continuously forging new directions and has been instrumental in establishing new standards for fine dining worldwide.
The restaurant is recognized by a variety of prestigious national and international institutions. In 1995 Charlie Trotter's was inducted into the esteemed Relais & Chateaux and in 1998 was accepted as a member by Traditions & Qualite. It has also received Five Stars from the Mobil Travel Guide (one of only two Five Star restaurants in Chicago), Five Diamonds by AAA and seven James Beard Foundationawards, including 'Outstanding Restaurant' (2000) and 'Outstanding Chef' (1999). Wine Spectatornamed the restaurant 'The Best Restaurant in the World for Wine & Food' (1998) and 'America's Best Restaurant' (2000). Chef Trotter is the author of 12 cookbooks, two management books, and is the host of the nationally aired, award winning PBS cooking series, The Kitchen Sessions with Charlie Trotter.
In 2000, Chef Trotter opened Trotter's To Go, a take-out gourmet retail shop in the Lincoln Park neighborhood. He also produces a line of organic gourmet products under the Charlie Trotter brand name. Chef Trotter has begun to expand his culinary offerings with the addition of a new restaurant: "C" a fine-dining seafood focused restaurant at One&Only Palmilla (Los Cabos, Mexico) which opened in February 2004. He has also begun to expand his gourmet to go concept via offering a Trotter's To Go Express in association with Equinox.
Beyond his numerous culinary accolades, Chef Trotter is very involved in philanthropic activities, which include a vast number of national and international charities. Most close to his heart is the Charlie Trotter Culinary Education Foundation. Since its inception in 1999, Chef Trotter hosts weekly dinners for High School students, as well as underwriting annual fund raising dinners for the foundation. To date the foundation has raised over $500,000 to award to individuals seeking careers in the culinary arts.
Chef Trotter recently received an award at the White House from both President Bush and Colin Powell for his work with the Foundation and was named one of only five 'heroes' to be honored by Colin Powell's charity Americas Promise. In 2005, Chef Trotter was awarded the Humanitarian of the Year award by the International Association of Culinary Professionals for his overall service to the community.
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Details: Monday, April 14, 2008 at 7:30 p.m.-Circus Room, Bone Student Center
Speaker: Dr. Antoine J. van den Bogert, Department of Biomedical Engineering (ND20), Lerner Research Institute, Cleveland Clinic
The image of a Dutch biomedical engineer from Cleveland might not come to mind when people hear the words "And the Oscar goes to ...'' Nonetheless, Cleveland Clinic researcher Dr. Antonie "Ton'' van den Bogert was one of 32 winners of the 2004 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Scientific and Technical Awards. Dr. van den Bogert was be recognized at the technical achievement award ceremony for his work developing motion capture technology, which allows human motion to be converted into animation. Dr. van den Bogert's laboratory studies the biomechanics and neuromuscular control of human movement, with applications in sports medicine and rehabilitation.
Co-sponsored by the School of Kinesiology and Recreation.
Details: Tuesday, April 15, 2008 at 7:30 p.m. - Braden Auditorium, Bone Student Center
Speaker: Charlie Trotter
This lecture is open to the general public including local community, students and faculty. There will be a forty-five minute presentation followed by 15 minutes of Q & A from the College faculty and audience. A book signing will follow the the presentation and Q & A.
Charlie Trotter's is regarded as one of the finest restaurants in the world. For nearly 19 years, the restaurant has dedicated itself to excellence in the culinary arts. Not willing to ride on its laurels, Charlie Trotter's is continuously forging new directions and has been instrumental in establishing new standards for find dining worldwide.
Co-sponsored by Extended University, Milner Library, ISU Credit Union and the Illinois Soybean Association.
Details: Wednesday, April 16, 2008 at 7:30 p.m. - Old Main, Bone Student Center
Speaker: Dr. David E. Wildt, Senior Scientist and Head, Center for Species Survival, Smithsonian’s National Zoological Park
Dr. David Wildt has carried out multidisciplinary research for 30 years while at Michigan State University, Baylor College of Medicine, Texas A&M University, the National Institutes of Health and now the Smithsonian National Zoological Park and its Conservation and Research Center. He leads a group of scientists, fellows, students, technicians and volunteers who study the reproductive biology of animals, from fish to elephants. Departmental projects often are linked to Wildt’s relationships within the international conservation and zoo communities through the Conservation Breeding Specialist Group (CBSG) of the IUCN-World Conservation Union’s Species Survival Commission. As former Deputy Chairman of CBSG, Wildt has been involved worldwide in grassroots management, research and recovery programs for endangered species ranging from the small cats of Latin America to the Simian wolves of Ethiopia to the tigers of Sumatra. In addition to science administration, Wildt’s current professional interests include:
He currently serves as chairman of the Wildlife Advisory Board of the Morris Animal Foundation. Wildt has more than 220 publications in the peer-reviewed literature and 30 book chapters spanning more than 50 vertebrate species.
Co-sponsored by the Department of Agriculture.
Details: Thursday, April 17, 2008 at 3:30 p.m. - Brown Ballroom, Bone Student Center
Speaker: Interim Dean Jeffrey A. Wood, Ph.D.
Join your CAST colleagues for fellowship and to share the year's accomplishments.