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Experts met to discuss the challenges of managing urban heat islands, using the deadly 1995 Chicago heat wave as a case study. Image by Dustin Phillips (Flickr) CC BY-NC-ND 2.0; click to view larger.
Twenty years after ‘95: What climate change means for heat waves, cities and forecasting

Doug Sisterson, a meteorologist at the Argonne National Laboratory, discussed the widespread impacts of climate change at a September 16 forum hosted by the University of Illinois at Chicago.

October 1, 2015
Giulia Galli, Argonne Senior Scientist
Novel scalable software helps in silico discovery of materials for energy

Software that greatly improves the accuracy and efficiency of calculations of materials' properties from basic quantum principles has been released by scientists at the University of Chicago and the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory.

September 17, 2015
Argonne National Laboratory hosted participants for a the Modeling, Experimentation and Validation Summer School, an annual 10-day program that provides early-career nuclear engineers with advanced studies in modeling, experimentation and validation of nuclear reactor design. (Click image to view larger.)
MeV Summer School prepares next-generation nuclear scientists

The Modeling, Experimentation and Validation, or MeV, Summer School is an annual 10-day program that provides early-career nuclear engineers with advanced studies in modeling, experimentation and validation of nuclear reactor design.

September 15, 2015
Batteries have helped make our on-the-go way of life possible, but what do you know about how they work? Photo by Piotr Zajc/Shutterstock.
Four things you may not know about batteries

Batteries have helped make our on-the-go way of life possible, but what do you know about how they work?

September 4, 2015
Mike Papka, director of the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility, works with high school students at coding camp. Students learned the Python programming language, among other problem-solving skills related to computer science. (Click image to view larger.)
Argonne programming camp sparks students’ scientific curiosity

Argonne National Laboratory hosted a summer coding camp with 42 students from Chicago-area high schools. Four days of lessons covered an introduction to the Python programming language, emphasized problem-solving skills and showed students what it’s like to be a STEM professional.

August 10, 2015
At “Charging up the Classroom,” students check how much power they have produced after using wind turbines and solar panels to generate electricity. All photos by Mark Lopez/Argonne National Laboratory. (Click image to view larger.)
JCESR introduces high school students to the future of battery science

Early this summer, 80 Chicago-area high school students got a glimpse of the importance of energy storage and how battery science is improving our world both today and tomorrow.

July 30, 2015
Alexei Abrikosov (center), a distinguished scientist at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory and a Nobel Prize recipient, recently received the Gold Medal of Vernadsky of the National Academy of Sciences of the Ukraine. Abrikosov’s wife, Svetlana Yuriyevna Bunkova, was on hand when Argonne Director Peter B. Littlewood (right), presented the medal during an informal ceremony at the lab. (Click photo to view larger.)
Abrikosov receives Ukrainian Gold Medal

Alexei Abrikosov, a distinguished scientist at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory and a Nobel Prize recipient, has been recognized again for his groundbreaking work. Abrikosov has received the Gold Medal of Vernadsky of the National Academy of Sciences of the Ukraine.

July 28, 2015
Researchers at Argonne National Laboratory and Brandeis University may have found a way around an infectious bacterium’s natural defenses. To watch an illustration of the process, click the video below.
Sweet spot: Disabling antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Researchers at Argonne National Laboratory and Brandeis University may have found a way around an infectious bacterium’s natural defenses.

June 17, 2015
Chemist Mercouri Kanatzidis of Argonne National Laboratory received the Eni Award for Renewable Energy for his work with thermoelectrics. (Click photo to view larger.)
Argonne chemist receives Eni Award for work with thermoelectrics

Chemist Mercouri Kanatzidis of Argonne National Laboratory has received the Eni Award for Renewable Energy.

June 15, 2015
Argonne mentors stand beside students from Chicago-area schools. Argonne’s ACT-SO STEM Research and Mentoring Program provides mentors and facilities to help students prepare their research for ACT-SO’s STEM competition. Photo by Justin H.S. Breaux; click to view larger.
Argonne mentors students for the next generation of scientists

On May 6, the accomplishments of seventeen Chicago-area high school students that had been mentored by staff at Argonne National Laboratory were honored for their performance at this year’s Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO) competition, held at the College of DuPage in March.

May 28, 2015