Exploring the Connection between PyMOL and CHESS: Students Learn About Complementary Roles in Structural Biology
Cornell students studying various fields of biological sciences came to CHESS to see this first-hand with their instructor, Kevin Siegenthaler, to learn more about the facility’s relevance to PyMOL. They went on an in depth tour led by Rick Ryan and David Schuller down into the underground storage ring, the sector 7 biological beamlines, and the Wilson Laboratory scientific offices.
Summer Students: Live and In-Person
CHESS Summer students came together last month for their first - and only - in-person meeting of the summer. The group of students have been working remotely with their mentors since the start of the program on June 6th due to Covid-safety precautions.
Asking Good Questions - Outreach workshop leads to Critical Thinking
Florianna Blanton, outreach coordinator at CHESS, presented to a group of Cornell Graduate students on Wednesday, March 10. The virtual discussion highlighted the unique ways in which graduate students can perform outreach with teachers and k-12 students in the area.
From Summer Student to Emerging Researcher
CHESS’ continued support of undergraduate students’ efforts to enhance their science communication skills and prepare them for science careers in the global workforce is making a difference.
Workshop on electric circuits spreads a current of enthusiasm from NYS to Puerto Rico
On a cold Saturday morning on October 13, things were heating up in the 7thfloor of Clark Hall. A small group of teachers from all over New York State along with a representative from Puerto Rico, gathered in the Bethe auditorium to learn how to teach electric circuits following the New York State Science Learning Standards. And had a great time while at it!
CHESS Addresses the "Middle-Skills" Gap with Partnership
CHESS, a power-house of x-ray and accelerator physics and technology, requires the cultivation of local talent, specific skills, and a highly-trained workforce to build and maintain needed beamline and accelerator components.
New York State educators return to campus for science snapshot
The 2018 Summer Science Snapshot for Educators Program, co-hosted by Center for Bright Beams (CBB) and CHESS was held from July 24th-26th.
The impact of summer undergraduate research programs extends beyond the laboratory
Conducting research at a world class facility is no doubt a once-in-a-lifetime experience for any undergraduate student. By combining that research experience with meaningful peer-learning opportunities and dynamic outreach activities, a memorable summer of science inevitably occurs.