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STEM Café: Measles Epidemics and Immunizations

STEM Café: Measles Epidemics and Immunizations

Measles was declared eradicated in 2000, but measles outbreaks are now at a new high, with more than 1,100 confirmed cases in the United States in the first half of 2019. What are the immunization facts and current situation? What has happened to those who have not been vaccinated, and why should we care?

Speaker: Cindy Graves, DeKalb County Health Department

STEM Café: Nuclear Waste

STEM Café: Nuclear Waste – A Dangerous Problem or a Valuable Resource?

What is nuclear waste, and how is it handled and stored? Find out how the United States stores used nuclear fuels, how nuclear fuel is successfully recycled in other countries and how new research is helping us develop options for reuse of this valuable resource.

Speaker: Melissa Rose, Nuclear Engineer, Argonne National Laboratory

STEM Café: the Opioid Epidemic

STEM Café: Combatting the Opioid Epidemic – One Year Later

Experts in DeKalb County continue to collaborate to reduce opioid usage and address related issues. Find out what progress is being made toward eliminating this crisis. Interested audience members will have a chance to be trained in the use of Narcan to prevent death related to overdose. Narcan will be provided to anyone who attends the training.

Cindy Graves, DeKalb County Health Department
Rick Amato, DeKalb County State’s Attorney
Joe Przybyla, NIU Police Commander and Paramedic
Laura Meyer-Junco, UIC College of Pharmacy
Representatives from the DeKalb Police Department

This event is free and open to the public. Food and drink will be available for purchase.