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Argonne OutLoud: How (and Why) I Became A Scientist

August 31, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT

| Free

Note: Advance Registration is required! Non-US Citizens must register at least 2 weeks in advance.

Teachers – what a wonderful opportunity to share with your students! Learn about careers in science and the unlikely path some may follow to find their life’s passion. Representatives from Argonne’s Education Department will be on hand to during the pre-lecture reception to answer questions about the numerous education programs at the lab.

  • 6-7 p.m. – Reception and displays
  • 7-8 p.m. – Presentation and audience Q&A

More About the Program from Argonne:

The true-life stories of Argonne scientists are as varied and inspiring as the research they perform at the lab. Come hear firsthand the unexpected career journeys of three scientists whose unique paths all led to Argonne’s gates. Who knows, perhaps their stories will inspire your budding scientist!

Our speakers: 
Jason Croy, Materials Scientist, Chemical Sciences and Engineering
This rocker-turned-researcher changed his tune from heavy metal to metal chemistry as he turned a passion for physics into a career in battery research.

Jarrad Hampton-Marcell, Research Laboratory Coordinator, Biosciences
Once a star college football player in Chicago, Jarrad now tackles novel uses of microbes in industrial processes.

Jennifer Fowler, Cyber Security Analyst, Global Security Sciences
After studying the genetic makeup of corn, Jennifer discovered that her true passion was in working to ensure the security and safety of cyberspace.

The event is free, but advanced registration is required for all guests 16 and older.


August 31, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT
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