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.
2019 ESRP Teams:
- Bolingbrook High School - Local Structural Studies of Pd Based Catalytic Nanoparticles
- Glenbard East High School - The Characterization of Phytochelatins Mediating Zinc Transport in Arabidopsis thaliana
- Glenbrook South High School - Local Structure Analysis of Chromophore YGa1-xMnxO3
- Hoffman Estates High School - Examining the Crystallization of Gold Nanoparticles Based on Variable Surface Pressure
- Lemont High School - Root Uptake of Chromium and Nickel in Common Plants and Vegetables
- Lincoln-Way East High School - Study of Ferrous Sulfate Oxidation under Extreme Conditions Using X-Ray Absorption Spectroscopy
- Lockport Township High School - Optimizing Data Collection at Beamline 17-ID Using Bovine Insulin
- Naperville Central High School - Copper Oxidation States Found in Wood Preservatives and their Relationship to Corrosion Factors
- Neuqua Valley High School - Study of Industrial Metals in Soils Collected from Chicago Residential Areas
- Romeoville High School - Testing Graphene as a Protective Coating for LiMnO2 Batteries