On Thursday, April 16th Argonne National Laboratory’s Women in Science in Technology group offered over 50 Chicago-area female high school students an extraordinary opportunity to explore the world of STEM research at Science Careers in Search of Women 2015. SCSW inspires young women to pursue careers in science, bringing them into the laboratory for a day of lectures, tours, career booth exhibits, and mentoring. The conference provides participants with the unique opportunity to explore their desired profession or area of interest through interaction with Argonne’s world-class women scientists and engineers. One stop along the student’s tour route was the Advanced Powertrain Research Facility, which featured lectures and demonstrations from various aspects of the Energy Systems group.
During the tour, the high school students heard about EcoCAR 3 and the impact that women can have on the automotive industry (pictured), as well as demonstrations of the facility’s four-wheel drive dynamometers and a went through a brief biofuel life cycle analysis exercise. It was a great day, and we look forward to seeing the impact that these students have in STEM careers!