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Did you know... 

A typical bolt of lightning is about 4 miles long, moves up to 1/3 the speed of light and packs a current of 100,000 volts! Learn more about lightning in the Power House exhibit at the Discovery Center Museum

Happy 60th!

Argonne National Laboratory celebrates its 60th anniversary in the fall of 2006: Argonne National Laboratory is one of the U.S. Department of Energy's largest research centers. It is also the nation's first national laboratory, chartered in 1946.  Argonne is a direct descendant of the University of Chicago's Metallurgical Laboratory, part of the World War Two Manhattan Project where the world's first controlled nuclear chain reaction was created. After the war, Argonne was given the mission of developing nuclear reactors for peaceful purposes. Over the years, Argonne's research expanded to include many other areas of science, engineering and technology. Argonne is not and never has been a weapons laboratory.


Research Programs


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University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

UROP is a program designed to cultivate and support research partnerships between University of Illinois College of Engineering undergraduates and faculty members. All projects focus on NASA-related science and engineering research. Highly-motivated sophomores, juniors and seniors as well May 2014 graduates with a GPA of 3.0 or higher are invited to apply to participate in UROP.


NASA Internship/Academies Opportunities - 2014  

NASA/Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) Internship Program

APL is engineering the future of space exploration - examining Earth's near-space environment, our star, planetary bodies, and the outer solar system.  The NASA/APL Internship Program provides unique opportunities for university students to work on NASA missions or other space-related research opportunities at APL over ten weeks summer 2014. The application deadline is January 27, 2014.

NASA Langley Aerospace Research Summer Scholars

Langley Aerospace Research Summer Scholars, or LARSS, is a 10-week summer internship at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va. Internships are available for rising undergraduate juniors, seniors and graduate students who are pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, materials science, atmospheric science and other aerospace-related fields that lend support to NASA’s mission. Students with other majors also are invited to apply.  The 10-week internship includes doing a research project under the supervision of a researcher, attending technical lectures by prominent engineers and scientists, and presenting project results at a poster session. Additional elements include tours of Langley wind tunnels, computational facilities and laboratories, as well as several networking activities.  Applicants must be U.S. citizens. The application deadline is Feb. 1, 2014.

Space Life Sciences Training Program at NASA Ames

There are a number of undergraduate student research internship opportunities available at NASA's Ames Research Center.  These Space Life Sciences Training Program (SLSTP) internships are for upper division undergraduate students majoring in areas of engineering and biology.  Small teams of students will be paired with a NASA mentor and will engage in hands-on research supporting current NASA space biology and space biotechnology projects. Applications are submitted through OSSI-SOLARThe application deadline is March 15, 2014.

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Last Updated: February 4, 2014