Outreach 2018


June 1 : GSECARS welcomes Carolina Izquierdo and Clementine Cheetham from Windfall Films. They shot a film highlighting the synchrotron work of Steve Jacobsen and Michele Wenz in a Discovery Channel Series “Strip The Cosmos”. Steven and Michele’s work will feature in Episode No.5: The Ancient History of The Solar System. Click


May 10, 2018 : GSECARS, HPCAT and Barnett Technical Services hosted a hands-on workshop dedicated to demonstrating the techniques and future developments of micro-manipulation work using the Axis Pro Micromanipulation System. Applied techniques demonstarted the use of the micromanipultaor in loading DACs.


May 2, 2018 : GSECARS hosted Marc Berthous, research engineer for University of Chicago Yerkes Observatroy and Northwestern University, who presented a talk "Astronomy from Stratosphere: The HAWC instrument for the SOFIA telescope".


May 1, 2018 : GSECARS hosted Canberra representatives Steve Mell, Jeremy Flamanc and Vlad Marian who presented a talk on the performances of the latest generation of silicon and high purity germanium (HPGe) x-ray detectors.

April 19, 2018 : GSECARS staff scientist, Joanne Stubbs, gives a tour to young women taking part in the  in the Science Careers in Search of Women (SCSW) conference. The participants had the opportunity to explore their area of interest with ANL women scientists and engineers.


March 26, 2018. : SECARS hosted Mike Wenz, Lead Systems Engineer for the Optical Telescope Assembly of the Hubble Space Telescope, presented a talk title "A Behind the Scenes Look at the Hubble Space Telescope Operations". Hosted by GSECARS, Mike talked about the people and stories involved in keeping the Hubble humming for the last 28 years. About 90 people attended to talk.

Feb 23, 2018 :
Joanne Stubbs, GSECARS beamline scientist, helped work with young girls in STEM activities / projects with ANL's "Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day".  This event introduces young women to the endless possibilities a career in this exciting field offers.

Feb 15, 2018 :
As part of ANL's Exemplary Student Research Program (ESRP) : GSECARS hosted high school students from Community High School District 99 South High School at 13 IDE. The results from their project, "Connection Between Chlorosis in Birch Trees and Nutrient Deficiency in Adjacent Soil" will be presented in a poster at the APS User Meeting in May.

Feb 20, 2018 :
GSECARS also hosted an ESRP group from Glenbard East High School. Their project was titled "The characterization of metal concentration and distribution in lichens with varying tolerance to air pollution."
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