IMSA High School Research Mentor Information Session

 Have you been wanting an opportunity to mentor students and explore your interest in teaching? There will be a special seminar on Thursday, July 18th from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Building 201, Room 102, to share information on a program to mentor high school students at Argonne. Light refreshments will be served. No registration is required.

Seminar Overview:

Azucena Rodriguez, Visiting Faculty Program Coordinator with Argonne Educational Programs and Outreach will give an overview of the program and provide examples of past research projects. In this meeting, Azucena will provide examples of past Research Projects and will answer questions regarding the program.

Program Overview:

Argonne’s Educational Programs is looking for post docs to mentor High School students. Argonne’s Educational Programs has had a long standing relationship with Illinois Math and Science Academy (IMSA). Students from IMSA, who are enrolled in their Student Inquiry and Research (SIR) program, are mentored by an Argonne staff scientist or engineer in order to further the students STEM education. IMSA students are some of the best and brightest students in the state. Students we see in this program are juniors and seniors in high school that are working at a freshman/sophomore level in college.   All interested divisions/postdocs will need to send a short project description for areas they wish to incorporate IMSA interns and estimated number of interns you will host. In turn, the students will apply specifically to the available projects at Argonne. Students will begin their appointment in early September and will terminate in late April. IMSA interns are not paid, they receive course credit through the school for their work at Argonne and will need to conduct a research project during their time at Argonne. Students will be available to Argonne staff most Wednesdays for the full day, and IMSA will provide transportation for the student. At the end of the appointment, participants are asked to present their research experience to fellow class members and IMSA staff at a colloquium.  

For more information about the program please follow this link




About Kristene Henne

Kristene “Tina” Henne is Argonne’s Postdoctoral Program Lead for the Argonne Leadership Institute. In this role, she facilitates the postdoc appointment process, postdoc career development, mentoring, advises the Postdoctoral Society of Argonne and serves as a navigator for postdoctoral issues.
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