Pictured, front row from left, Dr. Yu-Sheng Chen (University of Chicago and ChemMatCARS), IU students Diamond Turner, Joseph Smedley, Francesca White, Briana Catanzano, Chynna Swoveland, Katelynn Bell, Jourdan Jenkins, Dr. Binhua Lin (University of Chicago and ChemMatCARS); back row from left, Tony Lanzirotti (University of Chicago and GSECARS) Christopher Smith, Kevin Silvers, Kadie Freeman, Tremayne Brooks, Henery Cash, Christian Francescon, Kaelin Easley, Kimberly Jenkins (Groups program of the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs), Irina Kosheleva (University of Chicago and BioCARS)
Undergraduate students of the STEM initiative of the Groups Program (Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs, Indiana University) visited the ChemMatCARS sector at the APS and toured the experimental hutches to learn about research undertaken with synchrotron radiation. During a career panel and discussion, scientists described their research and their personal path to a profession in the sciences. This excursion is an annual highlight for the Groups Scholars program, which supports first-generation, underrepresented minority students, and students with limited financial resources from all racial backgrounds. The trip was supported by the Indiana University Molecular Structure Center, the Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs and the Office of the Provost of Indiana University.