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
Using particulates on honeybees as a measure of local air pollution.
December 06 thru December 10, 2022
GSE beamline scientist Joanne Stubbs met with middle school students from Holy Family Catholic Academy to teach them about synchrotron research at APS and to encourage the students to follow their interests and compete in the National Science Bowl.
GSE beamline scientist Tony Lanzirotti gave a virtual tour to Prof. Zach Dowdy and his science journalism class from Stony Brook University showing the students how synchrotron radiation is used in earth and planetary science research.
Students from Mundelein High School participated in the ANL Exemplary Student Research Program conducting an experiment at 13 IDE, “Using X-Ray Fluorescence and Absorption Spectroscopy to Analyze The Relationship Between Particulate Matter And The Environment Through Factors Of Metal Type And Particle Size”.
Students from The University of Chicago Lab HS participated in the ANL Exemplary Student Research Program conducting an experiment at 13 IDE, “Using particulates on honeybees and in their byproducts as a measure of local pollution”.
GSECARS Presents: Workshop on “Advances in Synchrotron-Based Research Towards Understanding the Structure, Evolution, and Dynamics of Earth and Planetary Interiors”
August 31 thru September 2, 2021
GSECARS beamline scientists Joanne Stubbs, Peter Eng, Matt Newville, and Tony Lanzirotti hosted graduate students at the virtual NX School on July 20 and 22, 2021. At 13 ID-E, arabidopsis seeds were analyzed using X-ray fluorescence and fluorescence computed tomography. At 13 ID-C, crystal truncation rods were measured from the surface of hematite single crystals under helium gas.
GSECARS’ Matt Newville presented a tutorial “Larch for XAFS Analysis” for the XAFS2021 Virtual Conference, July 12, 2021.