Argonne National Laboratory

Undergraduate Research Symposium
"Education liberated me." - Maya Angelou, Poet

2015 Undergraduate Symposium 

The symposium will be be taking a hiatus this Fall. Please check back in Spring 2016 for information on the FY16 symposium.

2014 Undergraduate Symposium

On Friday, November 7, 2014, Argonne National Laboratory hosted over 300 students at its 24th Annual Undergraduate Symposium. Principal Mechanical Engineer, Michael Duoba opened the symposoium with a keynote address exploring next generation automotive technology designed to address reduction of fossil fuel use. Participants participated in a day filled with presentations, keynote addresses from cutting edge scientists and engineers, and the opportunity to tour Argonne National Laboratory's world class User Facilities such as the Advanced Photon Source and the fifth fastest supercomputer in the world, Mira. Selected students presented their research to peers, faculty, and STEM professionals.  This was the first year students particpated in poster presentations. Thank you to all that attended and participated!

2013 Undergraduate Symposium

On Friday, November 1, 2013 Argonne National Laboratory hosted the 23rd Annual Undergraduate Symposium. Dr. Mark Peters opened the conference by welcoming over 250 undergraduates from all over the mid-west and Dr. Mary Anne Yates kick off the conference with an inspiring keynote entitled “Adventures of a Nuclear Chemist”.  Throughout the day, conference goers heard over 100 student research presentations ranging across all science disciplines; toured Argonne’s Advance Photon Source and Argonne’s Tandem Linear Accelerator System; participated in demonstrations on super conductivity and acoustics of musical instruments; and engaged in opportunities to connect with Argonne staff and researchers. The symposium closed with an energetic panel of our own Dr. Erin Thomas, Dr. Laura Zamboni and Mr. Jarrad Hampton-Marcell discussing the role of mentoring across the multiple stages of a career. Thank you to all that participated in such a successful event!