Role models for future engineers

Beverly J. Martin (BJM) Elementary School is located in downtown Ithaca and is a vibrant, diverse community, with a wide range of learners and a cohort of students struggling to become more proficient in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

walkalong gliding
Undergraduate senior project takes flight

Cornell Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering student, Anton Volkmann, has sealed his place in the rich history of walkalong gliding.

INCLUDES display
Notes from the NSF INCLUDES Summit

For the past 20+ years, the National Science Foundation has been funding initiatives aimed at broadening the participation of underrepresented populations though the Broader Impact efforts supported by the various research divisions. 

William Li particle accelerator exhibit
Education program catalyzes identity in science

As part of a new integrated approach to outreach, education, and public engagement, CHESS has an exciting new initiative that achieves multiple broader impact objectives while simultaneously making our lab more inviting to visitors and partners.

Betul Pamuk with girl scouts
A gem of an activity

The girl scouts, who were working on earning their Radio and Wireless Technology patches, spent their Saturday at Wilson Lab building their radios under the guidance and tutelage of the Cornell students.

Shirley Martinez with Dr. Kaiser
X-ray Fluorescence Workshop for high school science teachers and educators

As part of Xraise’s initiative to provide high school teachers and educators with state of the art technology to use in their classroom, the outreach group has acquired two Bruker handheld x-ray fluorescence (XRF) devices for their Lending Library program.

Rachel Helvoigt and Chris Budrow
SUNRiSE, a test program for combined home-institution faculty and local facility mentored summer research experiences for undergraduates

For many undergraduate students, the idea of spending the summer away from friends and family to work at a state-of-the-art synchrotron radiation facility under the supervision of a research scientist is an intimidating prospect.

Shedding new light on secondary science programs: A visit to Brookhaven National Laboratory

An eight-hour van ride to Long Island did not deter Xraise from participating in the May 2017 joint National Synchrotron Light Source (NSLS-II) and Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN) User Meeting at Brookhaven National Laboratory.