Education and Outreach at GSECARS
GSECARS operates as a national research resource for the entire earth, planetary, soil and environmental communities. GSE welcomes students at all levels – high school, undergraduate, graduate and post graduate, into our laboratories, giving them the opportunity to learn about x-ray science and instrumentation as well as to be involved in hands-on activities.
Check in here for our latest in educational outreach, workshops, and events
GSECARS beamline scientist Stella Chariton presented, “High Pressure Measurement with X-rays” at the 2023 NXS School.
Maksim Yakovlev is our new Postdoctoral Scholar and will be working with Mark Rivers in the GSE Tomography Program.
Intern Jeremy Zhao worked on Transformational Faulting for Deep-focus Earthquakes with GSE staff Yanbin Wang and Tim Officer. Jeremy will attend U Chicago this fall.
GSECARS summer student Brian Nicolellis, an upcoming senior at IL State majoring in computer science, will be working with the CARS IT Group under Charlie Smith and Chris Skordas.
GSECARS was pleased to host the young women who participated in the Science Careers in Search of Women Program.
The Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory, is organizing a three-day in-person workshop on SMS and CONUSS software. The workshop will introduce the SMS techniques and related beamline capabilities to participants. Extensive hands-on training on spectra interpretation using the software CONUSS will be conducted by its author, Dr. Wolfgang Sturhahn. The workshop is a great opportunity for students and early career scientists to become familiar with CONUSS and discuss specific aspects of SMS data interpretation.
GSE hosted ESRP students from H. L. Richards High School and Mundelein High School at 13 IDE as they worked on an x-ray analysis of airborne particulate matter collected by passive samplers in the Chicago area.
Hands-on workshop for researchers who are interested in conducting in-situ studies of rock deformation.
GSE beamline scientists Matt Newville and Tony Lanzirotti host the National School on Neutron and X-ray Scattering at 13 IDE, July 26th.
GSE beamline scientist Matt Newville presented a session at the LARCH Workshop, XAFS2022, ” The XAS Viewer application and Larch for X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy”.