About the Program
Using the world-class facilities at the Advanced Photon Source (APS), high school students and their teachers work with Argonne scientists to prepare a research proposal; design and set up an experiment; gather and analyze data; make conclusions; and prepare a final poster. In this program, school teams are considered to be part of the larger Argonne international synchrotron light source user community. Team posters are presented along with the rest of the user community at the annual Argonne APS/CNM User Meeting in the Spring.
This program is designed to enhance Honors and Advance Placement STEM classes. Ideal candidates for this program are teachers who are willing to facilitate the research process with their students, can act as an intermediate between Argonne and their students, and will use this program to enrich their current curriculum.