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.
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.
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.
CHESS invites NY community college students for summer research
CHESS is continuing our tradition of bringing bright and eager community college students from across New York State to participate in research for this coming summer.
Xraise, the CHESS outreach program, extends its reach to Puerto Rico
Universities across the country are investigating various ways to successfully recruit and retain minority students in an effort to train a more diverse pool of scholars prepared for careers in science and engineering.
X-ray flourescence shines a light on earth science educators
X-ray fluorescence (XRF) is a non-invasive, non-destructive technique for elemental analysis utilized by scientists at CHESS and other institutions.
Finding Nemo with Xraise
Jasmine leans over an empty Fuji water bottle, cutting two half-dollar sized circles a few centimeters apart from one another. After placing convex lenses in each hole, she gingerly glues each lens into the circles using copious amounts of hot glue.
Summer students serve as science ambassadors
Undergraduate physics and chemistry students from throughout the country have come to CHESS to conduct cutting-edge research this summer.