Argonne ACT-SO High School Research Program celebration
A celebration to honor mentors and mentees who participated in the Argonne ACT-SO High School Research Program (ARP) will be held on Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, at 4:30 p.m. in Building 241, Room D172. The ARP unites early-career Argonne researchers with motivated and enterprising African-American high school students to pursue groundbreaking independent research projects at Argonne.
ACT-SO has been a program of the DuPage County chapter of the NAACP chapter for the past 37 years. Now in its fourth year, the Argonne ACT-SO High School Research Program (ARP) provides mentors and facilities to help African-American high school students complete high-level research projects for a region and national competition.
4:30 p.m. — Poster session
5:15 p.m. — Student mentor recognition
The ARP meets for monthly sessions during the academic year on Saturdays from October through March. In addition, each mentor meets with a student on a periodic basis from January to March. Mentors lead and engage their mentees in independent research projects that involve formulating hypotheses, selecting the proper equipment, measuring progress, and inspiring scientific and personal discoveries.