Scientific research is the focus of this program, offered through Knox College in cooperation with Argonne National Laboratories. The scientific problems that Argonne investigates cover a wide variety of extremely critical areas including nuclear chemistry, superconductivity, and energy resources. Knox students apply through Argonne in late winter for acceptance as junior members of research teams at the internationally prominent laboratory to begin the following fall. Students must also participate in an interdisciplinary seminar and take a specialized course. Each project entails a written research report.