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.
2016 ESRP Teams:
- Downers Grove South High School - Interactions Between Metal Fasteners And Wood Treated With Micronized Copper Under Weathering Conditions
- Glenbard East High School - Soybean Cellular Homeostasis of Micronutrients as a Function of Soil pH
- Hinsdale South High School - The Effect of Glyphosate Concentration on GR Soybean Cotyledon Nutrient Levels
- Hoffman Estates High School - Homogeneous Mixing and Phase Separation During Self-Assembly of Bi-Dispersed Iron Oxide Nanoparticle Films
- Lemont High School - Observations from X-ray Elemental Analysis of Ash Tree species related to the Growth of Emerald Ash Borer Populations
- Lockport Township High School - X-Ray Crystallography of Chicken Egg-White Lysozyme
- Naperville Central High School - An “Inkling” About Historical Documents
- Neuqua Valley High School - Studies of Mississippian-aged Paint Samples Using μ−X-ray Absorption Near Edge Structure
- Oak Forest High School / Tinley Park High School - Estimating the Effect of Saliva on Silver Nanoparticle Concentration on Cloth Samples
- Oak Lawn Community High School - Comparing Bone Growth in Rat Spines with Scaffolds Surgically Added Using X-Ray Tomography