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Entrepreneur John Carlisle has been named the director of Argonne’s Chain Reaction Innovations program. (Image by Argonne National Laboratory.)
Successful startup founder to lead entrepreneurship program at Argonne

John Carlisle has been named the director of Chain Reaction Innovations (CRI), a program aimed at accelerating job creation through innovation, based at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory.

December 4, 2017
An electron microscope captured this image of a freshly grown batch of nanowires using the NextGen STEM Kit’s star-shaped mold. (Image by Argonne National Laboratory.)
Nanotechnology moves from the clean room to the classroom

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory and United Scientific Supplies, Inc. are introducing high school students to nanoscience with a new hands-on product.

August 18, 2017
Argonne health physicist Mark Sreniawski uses a radiation meter to show Humphrey Middle School students how to detect low levels of radiation in everyday household items like alarm clocks and smoke detectors. Credit: Mark Lopez/Argonne National Laboratory. (Click image to enlarge)
Extending a hand: Argonne Hispanic Latino Club mentors Chicago-area students

The Hispanic Latino Club of Argonne invites 40 students from Humphrey Middle School for a day of mentorship and experimentation for its 10th annual Education Outreach Day.

October 23, 2014
From left: Teacher Heather Scott and students Stephanie Lamas, Dana Bielinski and Smriti Marwaha examine a test tube at Science Careers in Search of Women. Click to enlarge.
Conference shows high school girls their scientific future

High school girls learn about possible careers in science at Argonne’s annual Science Careers in Search of Women conference.

April 7, 2014
Students in a previous challenge watch their cars run. Click to enlarge.
Student engineers design and race battery-powered cars in this year’s Electric Car Competition

The Electric Car Competition features Chicago-area middle school students engineering and building battery-powered cars. This is a supplement to the DOE’s Annual National Science Bowl.

April 3, 2014
Area middle-school girls learned about career opportunities in science and engineering last year during Argonne's annual Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day.
Argonne program introduces girls to engineering

Argonne National Laboratory will host Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day Thursday, Feb. 20, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

February 21, 2014
At Argonne's 2013 Rube Goldberg Contest, each team built a machine that took 20 steps to hammer a nail. Click to enlarge.
2014 Rube Goldberg mission: Zip a zipper in 20 steps

Chicago-area high school students will showcase a zany assortment of machines that can “Zip a Zipper” in 20 or more steps at this year’s 19th annual Rube Goldberg Machine Contest.

February 18, 2014
Argonne postdoc Kate Ryan, recipient of an Early Career Research Award from the Department of Energy, studies lithium-air batteries, which may replace lithium-ion as the next generation of batteries for cell phones, laptops and cars.To view a larger version of the image, click on it.
Argonne a top place to work for postdocs in 2013

For the third year in a row, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory is one of the 10 best places to work as a postdoctoral researcher, according to The Scientist magazine’s annual survey.

April 16, 2013
Hoffman Estates Team #1 poses with the people's choice trophy as well as the overall first place trophy. The team will compete in the Rube Goldberg national finals on Saturday in Pewaukee, Wis. To view the entire photo gallery, click on the image.
Hoffman Estates wins Argonne's Rube Goldberg Contest

A team from Hoffman Estates High School in Hoffman Estates, Ill., dropped the hammer on the competition at Argonne National Laboratory's 18th annual Rube Goldberg Machine Contest, held today at Argonne.

March 11, 2013