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.
2014 ESRP Teams:
- Downers Grove North High School - Lead Concentration and Placement in Terminal Root Sections of Brassica juncea
- Downers Grove South High School - Presence of Metals and Metalloids in Wild Salmon Compared to Farmed Salmon Studied with Hard X-ray Fluorescence Microscopy
- Glenbard East High School - The Effects of Glyphosate on Growth, Metal Concentration and Distribution in Transgenic Soybean
- Maplewood Richmond Heights High School - X-ray Crystallography of Concanavalin-A and IF7
- Neuqua Valley High School (Team 1) - The Effect of a Halogen Ion on Insulin Crystallography
- Neuqua Valley High School (Team 2) - The Sustainability of Silver Nanoparticles
- Oak Lawn Community High School - Trace Element Mapping of Fish Otoliths Using Synchrotron Microbeam X-ray Fluorescence as an Indicator of Fish Movement in the Illinois River System