TWIST Tour: Battery Discovery workshop
In this TWIST Tour (Tours of the Women in Science and Technology Program), a Battery Discovery workshop, participants will work in teams and use sprints, just like Argonne scientists and engineers, to quickly design and test their own batteries.
How do you think scientists make discoveries? Do they slave away, alone in the lab, year after year, failure after failure, until the big “Eureka!” moment? What if the problems that needed to be solved by scientists can’t wait years? How do they accelerate discovery? Argonne researchers use a unique strategy called a “sprint” to develop the next generation of cheaper, more powerful batteries. These new batteries are essential if electric cars and renewable energy are going to become a widespread reality.
The tour is scheduled for Friday, March 3, 2017, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Bldg. 241, Room D-172. Participants should arrive by 11:15 a.m.
Due to a limit on the number of participants, registration is required. Register by 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 1, 2017.
Due to safety requirements, please wear close-toe shoes and bring safety glasses (safety glasses will be provided for those who do not have a pair).
The TWIST tours are co-organized by Natalia Saraeva (NE) and Ray Patchak (ESQ). These tours are designed to give all Argonne employees, including postdocs, students, administrative and support staff an opportunity to learn more about the work being done onsite. About three tours per year are planned, with a different site for each tour.