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In conjunction with the 2021 APS/CNM Users Meeting, NSF’s ChemMatCARS is offering a two-day school on data analysis for X-ray studies of liquid interfaces. The school is designed primarily for graduate students, postdoctoral researchers and young scientists with some expertise in liquid interface science.
NSF’s ChemMatCARS host a tour for 13 undergraduate students and 2 faculties from Department of Physics, Hasting College. Dr. Wei Bu introduced the synchrotron research at Sector 15.
NSF’s ChemMatCARS host a tour for 42 high school students from The University of Chicago Lab School. Beamline scientists Dr. SuYin Grass Wang and Dr. Mrinal Bera introduced the synchrotron research at Sector 15.
Advanced Crystallography Workshop was held on December 14-15, 2019. Attendees review the current scientific program in advanced crystallography and explore how our program could benefit from the APS-U.
A group of 90 minority STEM undergraduates from 14 college and universities came to attend First Look@Argonne Program. Dr. Yu-Sheng Chen from NSF’s ChemMatCARS led a tour for attendees at Sector 15.
Liquid Interfaces Workshop was held on November 21-22, 2019. Attendees contributed to planning for new initiatives at NSF’s ChemMatCARS in X-ray scattering from liquid interfaces, including liquid-solid, liquid-liquid and liquid-vapor interfaces.
8 Chicago Public School high school students from The University of Chicago SMART outreach program came to visit APS. Dr. Mrinal Bera of NSF’s ChemMatCARS introduced the synchrotron research at Sector 15.
50 undergraduates who are participating REU Site program from Ohio State, The University of Chicago and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign had a tour at the NSF’s ChemMatCARS. Dr. Wei Bu and Dr. Mati Meron of NSF’s ChemMatCARS introduced the synchrotron research at Sector 15.
NSF’s ChemMatCARS beamline scientist Wei Bu introduced the synchrotron facility at sector 15 to the students from the 2019 Neutron X-ray School.
On June 25-26, 2019, NSF’s ChemMatCARS beamline scientist Wei Bu introduced the synchrotron facility at sector 15 to the students from the 2019 Neutron X-ray School.
ANL hosted the annual Science Careers in Search of Women Conference (SCSW) and CARS was part of the tour. High-school girls from cross Chicago area came to explore careers in science, technology, engineering and math. Dr. Mrinal Bera of NSF’s ChemMatCARS introduced the synchrotron research at Sector 15.
Teaching Outside of the Classroom: Field Trips in Crystallography Education for Chemistry Graduate Students 2019
Every year since 2014, NSF’s ChemMatCARS organizes a School for Synchrotron Crystallography outreach program for Advanced Crystallography entitled, “Teaching Outside of the Classroom: Field Trips in Crystallography Education for Chemistry Graduate Students”. This program is co-organized by Dr. Yu-Sheng Chen, Operations Manager for NSF’s ChemMatCARS, and Dr....
Beamline scientists from NSF’s ChemMatCARS, Dr. Mrinal Bera and Dr. SuYin Grass Wang participated as judges in the state final for Rube Goldberg Competition hosted by Hoffman Estates High School.
Suyin Wang and Mrinal Bera talk to University of Chicago Lab School advanced chemistry students about synchrotron research at NSF’s ChemMatCARS.
Hoffman Estates HS students run their experiment at 15-ID. On Sunday, February 17, 2019, NSF’s ChemMatCARS hosted a team of six Hoffman Estates High School students participating the Exemplary Student Research Program (ESRP) at 15-ID X-ray beamline for a hands-on synchrotron experiment in materials research. The students spent 24 hours at the beamline carrying out...
NSF’s ChemMatCARS scientific staff went Hoffman Estates High School in Hoffman Estates to visit the high school student-teacher team, 6 students and one teacher, who will participate 2019 ANL exceptional student research program (ESRP). This ESRP Team will perform an experiment at NSF’s ChemMatCARS beamline on February 17. To prepare the Team for their experiment, the staff, Binhua Lin, Yu-sheng Chen, Wei Bu and Mrinal Bera, gave introductory lectures on Synchrotron Radiation, X-ray Crystallography, Liquid Surface Scattering and Small Angle Scattering, and held a question-answer session during dinner arranged by the High School administration.
ChemMatCARS is collaborating with the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL to conduct a three-day Small Molecule Crystallography School April 26-28 at the USF campus. Attendees will be given an introduction to crystallography and single crystal X-ray diffraction, learn about synchrotron radiation, equipment, crystal handling, data collection, and given an...
On February 28, 2017, ChemMatCARS participated in hosting a tour for second- year chemistry students from the University of Chicago Lab Schools, along with BioCARS and GSECARS. Students were given a brief overview of APS, followed by an overview of CARS by Mark Rivers. After the introductions, students were separated into two groups and given brief presentations...
Every year since 2014, ChemMatCARS has participated in teaching for the APS Neutron and X-ray School. This year, 8 graduate students from various institutions within the US attended ChemMatCARS school and participated in two-day hands-on Liquid Surface Scattering experiments and analyses. Lectures were presented on the “Scientific Scope of Liquid Surface...
This year, ChemMatCARS sponsored its third Liquid Surface and X-ray Scattering School (LSXS) held at the Advanced Photon Source (APS) on May 12-13. This year’s school focused on data analysis methods. There were 26 students from ten different institutions in attendance. Students ranged in experience from undergraduates to post-docs. Multiple techniques were...