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Upcoming Events

Argonne's 2013 Earth Day event

April 23, 2013 11:00AM to 1:00PM
Building 213 (Cafeteria)
Argonne’s 2013 Earth Day event will be held on Tuesday, April 23 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Building 213 cafeteria.

The event will feature R&D poster presentations, interactive displays and giveaways. Two rain barrels will also be raffled off at the event. There are three ways to collect raffle tickets: 1) automatically receive a raffle ticket for attending the event — collect this ticket at the rain barrel display; 2) receive a raffle ticket when you activate your GreenRide Connect profile at the Commuter Options info table; 3) bring your bike helmet to the event as a show of support for green commuting and show your helmet to the folks at the Bike Share display to receive the final raffle ticket.

Earth Day displays and activities:

  • Abri Credit Union display
  • Argonne Garden Club seed exchange
  • Argonne t-shirt sale
  • Bike Share display
    • Bring your bike helmet to Argonne’s Earth Day event as a show of support for green commuting. Present your helmet to the folks at the Bike Share table and they’ll give you a raffle ticket to win a rain barrel.
  • Bike to Work display
  • Commuter Options info table
    • Receive a raffle ticket when you activate your GreenRide Connect profile at the event. Setting up a profile does not commit you to carpooling. GreenRide Connect is a resource that Argonne’s Sustainability Program has designed for employees to help save on gas money and cut down on CO2 emissions.
  • Children attending Argonne’s Child Development Center will plant a tree for Earth Day
  • Pre-Tax Commuter Benefit info table
  • DuPage County Forest Preserve display
  • DuPage Water Commission display
  • Energy bike interactive display
    • Ride the energy bike and feel how much effort it takes to power an incandescent light bulb versus a compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulb or a light emitting diode (LED) bulb.
  • Energy Impact Illinois: Home energy savings and rebates
  • Geographic Information System (GIS) demonstration table
  • GreenGrid Roofs display
  • Green Vehicle Corral
    • Employee-owned fuel-efficient vehicles — including hybrid, electric, diesel, E-85 vehicles and motorcycles — will be displayed in the Building 213 parking lot from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Idle reduction display
  • Light efficiency interactive display
  • Morton Arboretum display
  • Pace vanpool display
  • Pollution Prevention plant give-away
    • Gray-headed coneflower plants donated by Midwest Groundcovers
  • Rain barrel display and raffle
  • Sustainability exhibit with “green” Argonne R&D videos
  • Sodexo: sustainable options in Bistro 213
  • U.S. Department of Energy display
  • University of Chicago display
  • Watt Stopper demo and giveaway and plumbing efficiency display

“Green” R&D poster presentations:

Computing, Environment & Life Sciences (CLS)

  • “Ecological Resources and Systems: Evaluating and Mitigating Impacts on Ecological Systems” presented by Kirk LaGory (EVS)
  • “Environmentally-Responsible Development of Large-Scale Solar Energy” presented by Heidi Hartmann (EVS)
  • “Global Modeling of Aerosols and Their Climate Effects" presented by Yan Feng (EVS)

Energy Engineering & Systems Analysis (EESA)

  • “Comparing Today’s Advanced Vehicles" presented by Jay Anderson (ES)
  • “Environmental Impacts of Advanced Fuel Cycles" presented by Katy Huff (NE)
  • “Mae Phosop: A ‘Dynamic Virtual Thailand’ Computer Simulation Engine for Analysis of Sustainability and Stability in in Southeast Asia” presented by John Christiansen (DIS)

Operations (OPS)

  • “Greenhouse Gases & Climate Change” presented by Greg Barrett (FMS)

Photon Sciences (PSC)

  • “Battery Science Research in Sector 20 at the Advanced Photon Source” presented by Mali Balasubramanian (XSD)
  • "Understanding Faults in Lead-free Solders: Keeping Toxic Metals Out of Consumer Electronics and Ultimately Landfills" presented by Ben Stripe (XSD)

Physical Sciences & Engineering (PSE)

  • "Few Layer Graphene to Reduce Wear and Friction on Sliding Steel Surfaces" presented by Diana Berman (NST)
  • "From Quantum Mechanics to New Batteries and Solar Cells — Using First Principles Computation to Predict Material Properties" presented by Maria Chan (NST)