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Argonne in Chicago

Driving Inclusive Innovation

STEM Opportunities on Chicago’s South Side

Argonne’s STEM Opportunity Landscape Project maps STEM resources across nine South Side Chicago communities, effectively illuminating the full spectrum of STEM programs, locations, and spaces.

Bringing the power of a national laboratory into communities is at the heart of Argonne National Laboratory’s second location which resides within Chicago’s South Side Hyde Park community. Known as Argonne in Chicago, its mission is to drive inclusive innovation that will help advance economic and societal impacts for underserved and under-represented communities.

Opened with the support of the U.S. Department of Energy and in partnership with the University of Chicago, Argonne in Chicago is a collaboration space that is shared with Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, and the Chicago Quantum Exchange. Within the nation’s third largest city, home to more than 35 Fortune 500 companies, multiple leading education institutions and one of the most diversified economies, Argonne in Chicago is poised for success in sharing its deep research and technology expertise to deliver impact across Chicago and the greater region.

Work in Chicago is aimed at delivering on four strategic goals:

  • Community Engagement: To extend benefits from Argonne’s capabilities and resources to under-resourced communities
  • Science: To advance science and technology through expanded collaborations
  • Partnerships: To accelerate the transfer and adoption of new technologies through partnerships
  • Workforce Development and Education: To build the workforce of the future to maintain U.S. competitiveness

Argonne in Chicago has been working with local community members, advocates and local officials to gain insights into community needs and address issues. These collaborative efforts have already helped to launch several programs and initiatives to study climate change, advance environmental justice and broaden STEM education and career opportunities. To learn more about these efforts click on the following links:


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