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Middle school and high school teachers in an Argonne lab learn about the chemistry of combustion attempting to answer the question “are biofuels better than fossil fuels.” Teacher-led discussions explore the energy capacity of different fuels by comparing and contrasting liquid and solid fuels. Photo credit: Mark Lopez, Argonne National Laboratory. Click to enlarge.
Argonne/iBIO Center partnership sets sights on new teaching methods

Argonne and iBIO EDUCATE Center team up to give middle school and high school teachers an inquiry-based platform with which to teach their students the Next Generation Science Standards in a three-day workshop called “Farm to Flight: Can Biofuels Green Aviation?”

August 26, 2014
Argonne Hispanic Latino Club awards $6K in STEM scholarships

In June, Argonne National Laboratory’s Hispanic Latino Club (HLC) presented $6,000 in academic scholarships to students pursuing careers in s

June 13, 2014
As a middle-schooler, Mia Cochrane (at right, in orange) attended a 2007 Argonne workshop that pairs students with women engineers and scientists. Click image to enlarge.
Argonne helps introduce girls to engineering careers

As Mia Cochrane walks among the tall jack pines on the campus of Michigan Tech University, she represents a success story.

June 1, 2014
The temperature inside the combustion chamber of a diesel engine, as modeled by researchers at Argonne. Diesel engines are more efficient than gasoline engines and engineers are looking at ways to make them an even better, more sustainable transportation option.
7 things you might not know about diesel

7 interesting facts about diesel engines, and why they're an option for the sustainably-minded.

June 1, 2014
"I’m a climate modeler, so we’re trying to pin down what’s happening and what might happen, and for that we take the math approach." -Rao Kotamarthi, Argonne atmospheric scientist
Crowdsource: How do we tackle climate change?

"Crowdsource" asks scientists from varying fields to offer their unique perspectives on a universal problem. Today's question: How do we start tackling climate change?

June 1, 2014
Katie Carrado Gregar is a nanoscientist and the user/outreach programs manager at the Center for Nanoscale Materials.
Ask a scientist: Nanotech in our lives

"Is there nanotechnology already in my consumer products?" Argonne nanoscientist Katie Carrado Gregar answers.

June 1, 2014
23rd Annual Argonne Undergraduate Symposium

On Friday, November 1, 2013 Argonne National Laboratory hosted the 23rd Annual Undergraduate Symposium.

January 14, 2014
The Tully Monster roved the warm, shallow seas that covered Illinois 300 million years ago. Click to enlarge.
High school students use nation’s top X-rays to study Illinois fossils

High school students learned to see fossils in a new light in an educational program that allowed students to work with both Illinois fossils and cutting-edge X-ray technology to gain experience in conducting science research.

October 2, 2013
Forrest Jehlik, Argonne mechanical engineer
Ask a scientist: Ethanol & car performance

Does ethanol extend or decrease your gas mileage?

September 13, 2013
Armando Mireles
VFP participant receives award

Armando Mireles, a participant in Argonne’s 2012 Visiting Faculty Program, received a Second Place award at the 2013 LSAMP conference.

February 16, 2013