TWIST and Argonne@Lunch: Tour of Nuclear Engineering Exhibit Hall
Argonne@Lunch and TWIST (Tours of the Women in Science and Technology (WIST) Program) are combining forces for the first in a series of tours that will be streamed via Facebook Live. The tour of Argonne’s Nuclear Engineering Exhibit Hall will be held Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, at noon in Building 208. Attendees should arrive in the lobby by 11:45 a.m. for a brief orientation before proceeding to the tour location.
This tour will re-explore the Nuclear Engineering Exhibit Hall and help Argonne celebrate the 75th anniversary of the world’s first artificial nuclear chain reaction (also known as Chicago Pile Number 1). The reaction was achieved under the viewing stands of the University of Chicago’s original Stagg Field at the direction of Enrico Fermi, Argonne National Laboratory’s first director.
Due to a limit on the number of participants, registration is required for those attending in person. Register online by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 7.
To view the live broadcast and ask questions, visit Argonne’s Facebook page at 12:05 p.m. CST on Nov. 9.
Argonne@Lunch is a Facebook Live program produced by Argonne National Laboratory and hosted by Justin Breaux (CPA). He will lead viewers through a conversation Live on Facebook that re-explores the past, present and future of nuclear engineering research here at Argonne.
The TWIST tours are co-organized by Natalia Saraeva (NE) and Ray Patchak (ESQ). These tours are designed to give all Argonne employees 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.
TWIST grew out of the laboratory facility tours offered to high school girls at the annual Science Careers in Search of Women Conference. Beginning in 2012, WIST members Ja-Quel West (MCS) and Lydia Finney (XSD) recognized the value and popularity of these student tours, and co-founded the tour series so that everyone in the lab could have opportunities to learn about the exciting research being done here.
For more information about previous tours, visit the WIST blog page.
Facebook Live allows people to share live video with their followers and friends. Facebook Live is the best way to share your research with your colleagues, field their questions in real time and hear what is on their minds.
For inquiries related to Facebook Live and the Argonne@Lunch program, contact Justin H.S. Breaux.