About the Program
Using the world-class facilities at Argonne’s Advanced Photon Source, high school students and their teachers will explore the principles and operation of these tools and conduct research over the school year. Under the guidance of staff scientists, each team will construct a doable project based on the techniques and limitations within a specific research group; prepare and submit a research proposal, setup the experiment, gather and analyze their results, make conclusions, and prepare a final poster. These projects will be presented in a poster session at the Argonne APS/CNM/EMC Users Meeting in May.
High school student teams will:
- Design and conduct their own research with the guidance of teachers and scientists
- Use world-class facilities at the Advanced Photon Source
- Immerse themselves in the research enterprise of Argonne National Laboratory
- Encounter an authentic experience that may extend to multiple years
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Phone: (630) 252-6925
Program Details and Registration
- The workshop for the 2013-14 program will be held at Argonne National Laboratory, Building 431, Room C010.
- Summer Workshop Date: August 6, 2013 from 8:30 a.m.to 4:30 p.m.
- The workshop is FREE.
This workshop is targeted to high school teachers who will serve as project mentors for STEM, Honors, or Advanced Placement level student teams during the academic year. Each person must register individually.
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Agenda for August 6, 2013
- Welcome; introductions
- User Facility Overview
- Overview of the Advanced Photon Source (APS)
- User Office
- Specific group/CAT presentations
- Lunch: 11:15 a.m.
- Return to Building 431, Room C010 by 12:20 p.m.
- Tour of the types of research and techniques that can be done at each group or CAT
- Choose a primary and a secondary group
- Meeting wrap-up to report progress and indicate plans to move forward: Each teacher selects one APS group to begin the research project. Identify and describe a possible research project indicating the techniques and limitations within that group. Indicate your plans to recruit students.
- Evaluations and teacher certification
- If time allows, each teacher completes the APS User Registration (personal laptop or at the User Office)
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