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Argonne OutLoud: How (and Why) I Became a Scientist

The true-life stories of Argonne scientists are as varied and inspiring as the research they perform at the lab.

August 31, 2017 – Hear firsthand the unexpected career journeys of three scientists whose unique paths all led to Argonne’s gates. Who knows, perhaps their stories will inspire your budding scientist!

Our speakers: 
Jason Croy, Materials Scientist, Chemical Sciences and Engineering
This rocker-turned-researcher changed his tune from heavy metal to metal chemistry as he turned a passion for physics into a career in battery research.

Jarrad Hampton-Marcell, Research Laboratory Coordinator, Biosciences
Once a star college football player in Chicago, Jarrad now tackles novel uses of microbes in industrial processes.

Jennifer Fowler, Cyber Security Analyst, Global Security Sciences
After studying the genetic makeup of corn, Jennifer discovered that her true passion was in working to ensure the security and safety of cyberspace.