HPCAT hosts area students for Science Careers in Search of Women Conference 2016 at Argonne National Laboratory

On April 14th, HPCAT hosted Chicago-area High School girls for the Science Careers in Search of Women Conference at Argonne National Laboratory. The young women attend the conference to learn about the research conducted at the laboratory, to network with professional women scientists and engineers, and to learn about careers in science and technology.  After being welcomed to HPCAT by Project Administrator Freda Humble, the students were given a presentation on the basics of high pressure science, the high pressure research conducted at HPCAT, and the career path of the speaker, Beamline Associate Genevieve Boman. The students were then given a tour of the ID-B experiment station by Beamline Scientist Yue Meng. The students had the opportunity to speak with the visiting ID-B user, who discussed her current research interests.  They also saw the Offline Ruby Measurement System in action and held and examined a diamond anvil cell. The event was a success: the young women were attentive, asked excellent questions of their hosts, and hopefully returned to their respective High Schools with a bolstered passion for science and technology.