Middlebury College students tackle unusual research at Argonne National Laboratory

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. ? Take two environmental chemistry majors, an enthusiastic professor, and the fast-moving high-powered X-ray beams of the Advanced Photon Source (APS) at Argonne National Laboratory in Argonne, Ill., and you have the makings for some pretty dynamic research. Add the fact that they have only 24 hours to collect the data, and suddenly it’s more like extreme sports than science.