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Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne in Chicago

Driving Inclusive Innovation

Argonne National Laboratory has a second location on the South Side of Chicago within the Hyde Park community.

Opened with the support of the U.S. Department of Energy and in partnership with the University of Chicago, Argonne’s southside facility is a collaboration space that is shared with Fermilab, the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, and the Chicago Quantum Exchange. With a focus on broadening Argonne’s contribution to the region’s rich innovation ecosystem the southside location will concentrate on helping to drive inclusive innovation and economic development in surrounding Chicago communities. Its proximity to the nation’s third largest city, with one of the most diversified economies, Argonne in Chicago is poised to deliver impact across Chicago and the greater region through our broad and deep research expertise.

Work in Chicago is delivering on four of Argonne’s strategic goals:

  • Community – To extend benefits from Argonne’s capabilities and resources to disadvantaged communities
  • Science – To advance science and technology through expanded collaborations
  • Partnerships – To accelerate the transfer and adoption of technology by industry for U.S. economic prosperity
  • Education – To build the workforce of the future to maintain U.S. competitiveness

Argonne’s efforts in Chicago are focused on working with local officials, advocates and community members on increasing student diversity in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education opportunities and careers. Before the pandemic, Argonne hosted several student-focused education and workforce development workshops at the Hyde Park location. More activities are being planned to take place there in the future, when in-person activities can be conducted safely.  

Argonne is committed to making its resources, science, technology, and talent more accessible while collaborating with stakeholders to tackle the most complex problems and drive U.S. prosperity and security for the region and nation. Learn more about Argonne’s history, and get the latest news from our lab. Also, see how Argonne celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2021.

Areas of Collaboration in Chicago