Program inspiring women in science careers celebrates 25th anniversary

Author: 
Chel Heinzel

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On April 19, 2012, Argonne's Science Careers in Search of Women Conference (SCSW) will celebrate its 25th anniversary, as the laboratory continues to give young woman first-hand experience with a plethora of different career possibilities available to them.  The program welcomes approximately 350 high school students and their teachers or guidance counselors each year and has reached almost 7,500 young women since its inception.

“We are very proud of this milestone and the impact these events have in inspiring young women to become a meaningful part of our next generation of scientists and engineers," said Argonne director Eric Isaacs. “Every day at Argonne, women are making scientific discoveries and technological innovations that improve our world.”

Women at Argonne stand at the forefront of scientific discovery and engineering excellence. They lead and participate in multi-disciplinary research projects that range from curing diseases and improving human health to developing sustainable sources of energy while protecting our environment and combating climate change. They also design, build and operate world-class national scientific user facilities that enable researchers to conduct experiments that cannot be performed anywhere else in the world.

SCSW guests toured the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility's machine room and learned about the variety of careers available in computational science.