On February 14, ChemMatCARS welcomed 6 students from Hoffman Estates High School for the Exemplary Student Research Program (ESRP) at Sector 15, APS, for a hands-on synchrotron experimental run working on a research project they proposed.  These students learned all about the synchrotron facilities at Argonne and focused primarily on liquid surface scattering.  The high schoolers performed experiments over 3 shifts (24 hours) consecutively, including preparing samples, running scans and retrieving data.  They produced high-quality data that ChemMatCARS plans to use for publication in the near future.  ChemMatCARS would like to thank APS for sponsoring such a wonderful education outreach program and Wayne Oras Jr. (Applied Technology instructor at Hoffman Estates High School) for bringing the students here for such an awesome experience.  We look forward to seeing Hoffman Estates High School again soon!

Their story was featured in the “Northwest suburbs Daily Herald”, March 9, 2016.

Pictured front row from left, HEHS students Allison Schrader, Matt Vlasaty, Miraj Shah, Kimberly Simms (ChemMatCARS), Dr. Wei Bu (ChemMatCARS); back row from left, Wayne Oras, Jr. (HEHS faculty sponsor), HEHS students Harpreet Auby, Jill Prigge, Dillon Vadgama, Sean Griesemer (University of Chicago), Dr. Binhua Lin (University of Chicago and ChemMatCARS)