Dozens of female scientists and engineers welcomed middle-school girls to the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory on Thursday, February 22, for a day full of learning about science and engineering.
While in high school, Tavis Reed envisioned a future designing video games, but after participating in the Argonne Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO) High School Research Program, he hit the reset button.
For years, scientists have been creating and tweaking extremely tiny materials atom by atom in special clean rooms scrubbed of debris. Students needed a Ph.D. to join the club and study those tiny materials in a field known as nanoscience.
The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory joined CNH Industrial to showcase the engineering talents of Chicago-area middle school students at the annual Electric Car Competition this spring.
With the goal of creating a complex machine to apply a Band-Aid, Lake Park High School bested six other teams to win the Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory 21st annual Rube Goldberg Machine Contest.