The Argonne African American Employee Resource Group (AAA-ERG) partners with laboratory leadership to promote the development of African Americans in science, technology, and operations. Through engagement, mentorship, and programming that promotes cultural awareness and communication among the workforce, the AAA-ERG supports a world-class workplace to make a positive impact on the community.
The Argonne African American (AAA) Employee Resource Group (ERG) was first organized at Argonne National Laboratory in 2004. The organization was originally named the African-American/Black Laboratory Employees (AABLE), and was later changed to the African American Black Club (AABC) before becoming an employee resource group in 2016.
Since it was created, the AAA ERG has helped to foster an inclusive, collaborative workplace for all Argonne employees, and support the development of the pipeline for future talent at the laboratory through scholarships, educational programs, networking and cultural events. Among our most popular programs are the annual Taste of AAA ERG, which invites employees to connect with one another while sampling cuisine made by AAA ERG members, and the Argonne/ACT-SO High School Research Program (ARP), which invites scientists and engineers to mentor African-American high school students as they develop and execute their own research project.