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Important CNM information, community activities and networking opportunities available to you

CNM Community Information

You’re part of the CNM community. These resources and networking opportunities are designed to make your time with us productive and memorable.

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Attend CNM’s bi-weekly colloquium series

CNM hosts guest speakers from around the world to talk about cutting-edge research. The series provides a forum for multidisciplinary talks and fosters interactions with facility users and CNM staff.

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Attend CNM seminars

CNM hosts regular seminars to enhance multidisciplinary collaboration. All are welcome to attend.

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Become a member of the CNM User Executive Committee (UEC)

Elections are held annually. The UEC serves as an advocacy group for the CNM user community and advises the CNM Director on user priorities. The UEC is also responsible for organizing the scientific content of the annual APS/CNM Users Meeting

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Connect with colleagues through Argonne’s Women in Science and Technology (WIST) program

All are welcome and encouraged to participate. The program aims to promote the success of women in scientific and technical positions.

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Join us at the annual joint APS/CNM Users Meeting at Argonne National Laboratory

All are welcome to attend. The meeting attracts 400+ registrants, 50+ vendors. It includes technical workshops, plenary and poster sessions, social events and short courses. A Best Student Poster Award competition is held for students at CNM.

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Learn about campus amenities available to you

A broad range of amenities will make your experience at CNM a positive one. Learn about our restaurants, hotel, 24-hour fitness center, bike share program, nature trails and more.

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Take advantage of campus sports and clubs

A wide variety of activities are available to you on campus including basketball, tennis, softball, volleyball, running club, chess club, choral club, garden club and more.

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Doing Business with Argonne: Contracts and Agreements

Depending on the type of organization and need, there are multiple mechanisms by which companies, federal agencies, and state and local governments work with Argonne.

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Fitness Center

Information about Argonne’s 24-hour fitness center, available to you for free


Information on local hotels in and around Argonne National Laboratory


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Information on local dining options in and around Argonne National Laboratory

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