Education and Outreach
CARS is deeply committed to investing in the researchers of the future. We actively seek young scientists to mentor and strive to encourage students to consider careers in science.
We partner closely with Argonne's Division of Educational Programs to mentor undergraduates employed through U.S. Department of Energy programs for student researchers. A typical summer finds us hosting three or four undergraduates in formal mentored research projects.
CARS is also committed to supporting the development of early-career researchers and typically hosts four or five postdoctoral scholars.
Our primary outreach is through tours and internships for college students. In a typical year, roughly 100 high-school and college visitors tour CARS each year, including girls participating in Argonne's annual Science Careers in Search of Women event. Other types of outreach include teaching experiments, workshops, and staff presentations.