Northern Illinois University is hosting a one-day workshop, which is sponsored by the Division of Research and Innovation Partnerships, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and the College of Engineering and Engineering Technology, Northern Illinois University (NIU) will promote awareness of and stimulate more interest on these world-class user facilities at Argonne National Labratory that benefit NIU’s research and student education in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines.
This workshop will have representatives of Argonne user facilities speak to NIU faculty and students about their resources available to outside users, the proposal process for utilization the facilities, and to answer questions on potential collaborative projects. In addition, NIU faculty and students who worked at Argonne will share their stories stemming from their exciting collaborative projects providing hands-on experience for potential NIU users to jumpstart new projects.
As the nation’s first national laboratory, Argonne National Laboratory (Argonne) is not only a world leader in leading-edge basic and applied scientific research but also operates six state-of-the-art scientific user facilities (http://www.anl.gov/user-facilities) to serve researchers from around the globe. More than 5,000 scientists conduct experiments at Argonne user facilities each year.
These facilities include:
These user facilities provide users with an extraordinary range of cutting-edge scientific tools that support in-depth research, drive technological breakthroughs, and improve our quality of life.