Argonne National Laboratory

Community Outreach
" All the world is my school and all humanity is my teacher." - George Whitman, Poet

Argonne's Education Outreach Program participates in a number of regional outreach events throughout the year. On-site events include: Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day, Science Careers in Search of Women, Middle School Science Bowl Competition, and the Cyber Defense Competition.  Off-site events include: Electric Car Competition, Rube Goldberg Competition, STEM fests, career days, and STEM expos.  During these various events youth and families are encouraged to engage their curiosity and wonder about the world by developing an awareness of cutting-edge research in energy, national security and computer science.

Argonne's Education Outreach Program also strives to provide youth and families with opportunities to connect to world class researchers and engineers. This is done through recruiting, training and matching on-site staff, who are part of the education volunteer program, to various outreach events. Staff volunteers interact with the community in the following ways:  judges for competitions and science fairs, experts to speak to classrooms, and overall support of the education department in the development of activities and as role models at career days.

 

2016 - 2017 Education Outreach Calendar

Date Event Type of event

Location

October 8, 2016 NIU STEM Fest  FREE, open to public Northern Illinois University (DeKalb, IL)
October 15, 2016 Science Works Career Fair museum admission required, open to public Museum of Science and Industry (Chicago, IL)
October 27, 2016 Southeast Area Elementary Science Night School event, closed to general public Southeast Area Elementary School (Chicago, IL)
November 4, 2016 Wheaton Warrenville STEM Expo FREE, registration required Hubble Middle School (Warrenville, IL)
November 5-6, 2016 NIU Huskie Hack Private Competition, closed to general public Northern Illinois University (DeKalb, IL)
November 9, 2016 Will County STEM Fair school event, closed to general public Weitendorf Argricultural Center (Joliet, IL)
November 9, 2016 George W Tilton School Career Day school event, closed to general public George W Tilton School (Chicago, IL)
November 14, 2016 U-46 STEM kick-off event FREE, open to public Bartlett Public Library (Bartlett, IL)
November 15, 2016 U-46 STEM kick-off event FREE, open to public Gail Borden Library Rakow Branch (Elgin, IL)
December 5-11, 2016 Hour of Code Outreach Teachers sign-up their class Various schools over multiple counties
January 26, 2017 George Leland STEM school family night school event for families George Leland STEM school (Chicago, IL)
January 28, 2017 Prairie Ridge High School GEMS event school event, closed to general public Prairie Ridge High School (Crystal Lake, IL)
February 4, 2017 DOE Regional Middle School Science Bowl  Private Competition, closed to general public Argonne National Laboratory (Lemont, IL)
February 11, 2017 SIT Conference school event, closed to general public DeKalb High School (DeKalb, IL)
February 15, 2017 Oaklawn/Hometown STEM night school event for families Hannum School (Oak Lawn, IL)
February 23, 2017 Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day Registration required, open to 8th grade girls Argonne National Laboratory (Lemont, IL)
February 24, 2017 High School Rube Goldberg Competition competition viewing open to public, museum admission required Chicago Children's Museum (Chicago, IL)
March 7, 2017 Spring Energy Fair school event for families John C. Dunham school at Aurora University (Aurora, IL)
March 11, 2017 Science Olympiad Regional Competition Private Competition, closed to general public College of DuPage (Glen Ellyn, IL)
March 16, 2017 Science Careers in Search of Women Registration required, open to High School girls Argonne National Laboratory (Lemont, IL)
March 18, 2017 Middle School Electric Car Competition FREE, competition viewing open to public Case New Holland Industrial (Burr Ridge, IL)
March 23, 2017 Byrd School Energy Fair FREE community event, open to public Byrd School (Burbank, IL)
April 1, 2017 Cyber Defense Competition Private Competition, closed to general public Argonne National Laboratory (Lemont, IL)
April 8, 2017 STEAM Fest FREE public event Glenside Public Library (Glendale Heights, IL)
April 12, 2017 STEM Fest school event, closed to general public Lincoln Elementary School (Bellwood, IL)
April 19, 2017 Fermilab Career Expo FREE, open to general public Fermilab's Wilson Hall (Batavia, IL)
April 20, 2017 STEM night school event for families Independence Elementary
April 22, 2017 East Aurora STEM-a-palooza FREE, open to general public Cowherd Middle School (Aurora, IL)
April 26, 2017 STEM night school event for families Scullen Middle School (Naperville, IL)
April 29, 2017 COD STEMcon TBD College of DuPage (Glen Ellyn, IL)
May 5, 2017 MVCC STEM event TBD Moraine Valley Community College (Palos Hills, IL)