Educational Programs and Outreach has led the Exemplary Student Research Program (ESRP) for over 7 years, and many bright and inventive high school teams have shared their in-depth scientific research with Argonne National Laboratory.
We have collected the abstracts of past teams’ research in this archive, so that you may look back at all the many discoveries that high school students have made here at the Lab. Every ESRP project makes a significant difference both for Argonne as a whole and in the STEM pathways of all students and faculty involved.
2013 ESRP Teams:
- Amundsen High School - Identifying Protein Crystals Using Known Structures
- Downers Grove North High School - In-SItu X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy of Ti-Cr Based Cathodes for Li-ion Batteries
- Downers Grove South High School - Prevalence of Biomarkers in Mazon Creek Fauna
- Glenbard East High School / Wheaton North High School - The absorption of common metals in leaf of the common dandelion as a measure of metals in soil
- Lindblom Math & Science Academy - Is Zinc Retained in the Activated Zona Pellucida After Fertilization?
- Neuqua Valley High School (Team 1) - XRF Microanalysis of Copper Through Its Chelation of Melanin In Canine Hair
- Neuqua Valley High School (Team 2) - The Effect of pH on Lysozyme Crystallization