TWIST Tour: Scientific glassblowing facility
Update: Registration is closed
The latest TWIST tour (Tours of the Women in Science and Technology Program) will explore Argonne’s scientific glassblowing facility which provides scientists the opportunity to acquire sophisticated custom glassware to assist them in their research activities. After successful design interaction between the glassblower and scientists, components are fabricated using glass tubing and flasks and state-of-the-art glass blowing torches and equipment. Visitors will learn what glass is made of and see interesting scientific and artistic glassblowing demonstrations by glassblowers Joe Gregar (PSE) and Kevin Moeller (PSE).
The tour is scheduled for Wednesday, March 28, 2018, from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Bldg. 200, Room N101. The group will meet in the lobby of Building 200. Please arrive by 11:15 a.m. and wear closed-toed shoes. Due to a limit on the number of participants, registration is required. Register online by 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 27.
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.