Outreach 2016 – 2017

University of Chicago REU students listen to a lecture by CARS Director Mark Rivers about research using synchrotron radiation at APS, August 2017.


GSECARS staff scientists Matt Newville and Tony Lanzirotti host students at 13 IDE from the 2017 National School on Neutron & X-ray Scattering Workshop, August 9, 2017

► CARS hosts UIC STEM students with a lecture and tour of GSECARS and ChemMATCARS, July 21, 2017.

CARS Director Mark Rivers gives a lecture to STEM students from Ohio State University about research using synchrotron radiation, July 17, 2017 .


Reed Mershon works with Yanbin Wang supporting the Multi-Anvil Press Program, Summer 2017.

► Summer student Isabel Trejo from DePaul University works with Charlie Smith in the CARS Computer Group, Summer 2017.

 GSECARS staff  Matt Newville, Tony Lanzirotti and Margaret Koker host students from the APS / IIT Summer XAFS School, July 9-13, 2017

 GSECARS staff scientist Tony Lanzirotti gives a tour to high school students from The Heritage Christian School on May 2, 2017.

► GSECARS staff scientsist Joanne Stubbs and Margaret Koker host young women participating in the Science Careers in Search of Women event on March 16, 2017.

► CARS hosted University of Chicago Lab School students on 2/28/2017. CARS staff gave the group a tour of the CARS facilities and listened to a talk by CARS Director Mark Rivers about research using synchrotron radiation.

► GSECARS beamline scientists, Dr. Joanne Stubbs and Dr. Margaret Koker, volunteered with the ANL Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day event. This outreach program for middle school aged girls provided an opportunity for the young students to learn about STEM careers with presentations, tours and hands-on activities. 2/23/2017

► GSECARS Beamline Scientist, Dr. Tony Lanzirotti, gives a tour to students from Hastings College, January 20, 2017.

 Visitor : Zhenjiang Wang is a 3rd year PhD student from China University of Geosciences (Wuhan).  He is working on laboratory simulation of deep-crustal ore formation processes.  Working with Feng Shi and Yanbin Wang, he has collected a set of tomographic images of his samples at GSECARS and Sector 2.  He will be analyzing these data with the help of Dr. Xianghui Xiao at Sector 2, before attending the AGU Meeting in San Francisco, where he will be presenting a poster based on this work. He will be visiting GSECARS Nov – Dec, 2016.

CARS hosts STEM Scholars from Indiana University. The two day workshop included tours of GSECARS, BioCARS and ChemMatCARS as well as a round table discussion between the students and scientists about careers in the sciences

 2016 Summer Intern, Dennis D’Amico worked with GSECARS staff Peter Eng and MikeProskey to design a portable cart for a Pilatus Detector.  Dennis is an engineering major at Univeristy of Illinois.


► National School on Neutron and X-ray Scattering, August, 2016. 

Students conducted an X-ray Fluorescence Microtomography experiment  with GSECARS staff Matt Newville and Tony Lanzirotti at 13 IDE. Two groups of students imaged Arabidopsis seeds.

► Acoustic Emission Workshop, January 29-31, 2016

This workshop was mainly intended to provide technical training for those who are interested in using acoustic emission as a probe to study materials response to stress under high pressure.


► GSECARS hosted two Exemplary Student Research Program (ESRP) Groups in February, 2016. 
Glenbard East High School, Faculty Mentor : Karen Beardsley
“The effect of soil pH on Mn sequestration in soybeans”
Community High School District 99, Faculty Mentor : Michelle Sachtleben
“Interactions between Fasteners and Wood Treated with Micronized Copper under Weathering Conditions”