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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....

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NSF’s ChemMatCARS Hosts Students from Hoffman Estates High School

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...

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NSF’s ChemMatCARS Staff Give Talks at Hoffman Estates High School

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.

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USF & NSF’s ChemMatCARS University of Chicago Small Molecule Crystallography School

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...

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2016 Neutron X-ray School

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...

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2016 Liquid Surface X-ray Scattering School: Data Analysis

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...

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