Argonne National Laboratory

Kevin Banks

By Justin H.S. BreauxOctober 6, 2014

Kevin Banks is a freshman at the Milwaukee School of Engineering, where he studies biomedical engineering. As an intern within the Chicago Scholars Argonne Future Research Program, Kevin conducted research this summer in Argonne’s Energy Systems division. His research seeks to increase energy efficiency by reducing friction and wear on machines using engine oils.

“What I liked most about my internship experience was really, everything,” said Banks. “It gave me a very diverse and in-depth experience in a field that I really knew nothing about.”

In his Intern Spotlight video, Banks talks about performing research at a national laboratory and how being an intern at Argonne has shaped his career goals as he transitions from high school to college.

“Inspiring our best and brightest students towards STEM careers is imperative,” said Meridith Bruozas, manager of educational programs and outreach at Argonne. “Chicago Scholars is an ideal partner because it helps identify student talent for STEM fields and gives them tools to help ensure their success.”

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