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.
2015 ESRP Teams:
- Downers Grove South High School - The Effect of Phosphorus on Nickel and Zinc Uptake in Red Lettuce Leaves
- Glenbard East High School - Phosphorus and metal detection in freshwater mussels and water willow and biologic mitigation efforts in an urban stream restoration
- Maplewood Richmond Heights High School - X-ray Crystallography of Concanavalin-A and IF7
- Naperville Central High School - Nanoscale Fingerprinting of Historic Ink
- Neuqua Valley High School - Study of Amorphous Manganese in Li-Ion Batteries
- Oak Forest High School / Tinley Park High School - Determining the suitability of fly ash for use in geopolymer concrete
- Oak Lawn Community High School - Comparing Fossil Spiders To Modern Samples Using X-Ray Tomography