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Argonne National Laboratory

Diversity and Inclusion

To do world-class, 21st-century science, we need a world-class, 21st-century workplace.

As we strive for excellence in all we do, we need to make sure that we are recruiting, hiring and retaining the very best people — a diverse group of smart, talented and capable individuals who are committed to our mission of delivering new discoveries and innovations that address our nation’s most pressing needs in energy, sustainability and security.

Our employees’ myriad perspectives make the laboratory a leading problem-solving research and development organization.

By bringing together smart, talented people whose cultural and intellectual backgrounds equip them to look at a problem from a variety of viewpoints, we develop the most innovative and workable solutions to our nation’s scientific and engineering challenges. Diversity in thought, background and approach adds value and to scientific enterprise through the development of unique and creative, pioneering solutions.

Employee Resource Groups

Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) further personal and professional development, promote diversity within Argonne and strengthen networking opportunities within the community. Membership is open to all employees.

Argonne African American Employee Resource Group

The AAA-ERG partners with laboratory leadership to promote the development of African Americans in science, technology, and operations.

Argonne Backs, Listens and Educates for Disabilities (ABLED)

Launched in October 2018, ABLED aims to create a community for disability advocates, employees with disabilities, and parents of children with disabilities. Our motto is ​“It’s OK!”–It’s OK to share, ask questions, and to say, ​“I need help!”

Argonne Veterans Group

The Veterans Employee Resource Group (ERG) connects Veterans and other Argonne community members to serve the community, create on-site awareness, and support veterans’ needs as they work to contribute to Argonne’s mission.

Chinese Association at Argonne

The Chinese Association at Argonne (CAA-ERG) aims to unite the Chinese American community with other Argonne associates while celebrating their unique cultural heritage.

Hispanic/Latino Club

The Hispanic/Latino Club Employee Resource Group (HLC-ERG) works to celebrate the Hispanic/Latino culture and support Argonne’s DEI mission through a formal network of individuals who share in a similar pride for the culture. 

Next Generation Society

NGS is an employee resource group that works to enable employees across the laboratory to build relationships, foster professional development, facilitate communication, and increase collaboration.

Parenting and Caregiving Employee Resource Group

The Parenting and Caregiving Employee Resource Group (PACE) is devoted to supporting and encouraging all employees who are integrating Argonne careers with parenting and caregiving roles.

Postdoctoral Society of Argonne

PSA enriches the postdoctoral experience at Argonne through social and professional development activities that create a supportive community and prepare postdocs for successful careers.


Spectrum is an employee resource group dedicated to fostering an environment of understanding, acceptance, and equality for LGBTQIA+ minorities and their allies.

Women in Science and Technology (WIST)

Argonne’s Women in Science and Technology (WIST) Program was created in 1990 to recruit, retain, and promote women in an effort to diversify and strengthen the Laboratory’s scientific workforce.