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.
2017 ESRP Teams:
- Carl Schurz High School - Soil mineral composition and its effect on biological mineral composition
- Glenbard East High School - The Self-Assembly and Chirality of Histidine on a Copper (111) Substrate
- Hoffman Estates High School - Using X-Ray Diffraction to Confirm the Structure of Cataloged Crystals and Determine the Structure of Unknown Crystals
- Lemont High School - Continued 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 Hen Egg-White Lysozyme with and without Ligands
- Naperville Central High School - Secrets of the Pyramids: Analyzing Paint Samples of a Mummy Cartonnage to reveal Socio-Economic Status
- Neuqua Valley High School - Using Spectroscopy to Determine the Effect of Monoculture on Soil Composition
- Oak Lawn Community High School - Comparing Surface Area in Differing Samples of Surgical Mesh For Surgical Implementation
- Romeoville High School - Threonine: An Amino Acid Autonomous Molecular Assembly
- Tinley Park High School - Observing the Effects of Diets High in Sugar on the Concentration of Trace Elements in Teeth