Our primary means of outreach are tours, internships for college students, teaching experiments, workshops, and staff presentations.
Since August 2003, more than 1000 people have visited our facility, most of them students.
- To request an individual tour, contact the NSF’s ChemMatCARS Outreach Coordinator.
- To request a group tour, contact Argonne National Laboratory’s
Division of Educational Programs.
In 2007, 2012, and 2016 we hosted the School on Liquid Surface X-ray Scattering for graduate students and professors. We have participated in Argonne’s National School on Neutron and X-ray Scattering during the summers of 2002-2016. We also hosted a pilot laboratory investigation for high school advanced-placement physics students from nearby Riverside-Brookfield High School in the spring of 2003.
Workshops And Courses
We have hosted professional workshops including:
- Small molecule crystallography
(ACA satellite workshop, 2004, Advanced Crystallography workshop, 2008; Synchrotron Charge Density School, 2013; Advanced Crystallography Workshop, 2019)
- Small angle scattering
(APS User Meeting, 2004; SAXS workshop, 2011)
- Liquid surface scattering
(APS User Meeting, 2005; LSXS-07, 2007; LSXS-12, 2012; LSXS-16, 2016; Liquid Interfaces Workshop, 2019)
Individual staff members have been actively involved in events promoting scientific careers, synchrotron research, and student involvement in science. This includes more than fifty staff presentations to groups of students, as well as participation as judges and advisors in student competitions.
Yu-Sheng Chen instructs students students from the Synchrotron Charge Density School 2013 during a hands-on experiment.
Binhua Lin instructs students from the Liquid Surface X-ray Scattering School 2012 during a hands-on experiment.
A group photo for the Small and Wide-Angle Scattering Workshop 2012.