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Friday, April 5, 2013: technical tour of Argonne National Laboratory
An informative technical tour of Argonne National Laboratory is planned for the morning of Friday,
April 5, 2013. More details to come.
Please sign-up for the tour during on-line registration. IMPORTANT: Please make sure to read also “Access to Argonne National Laboratory:Visitors Must Register” below.
About Argonne National Laboratory
Argonne is approximately 25 miles (40 km) southwest of Chicago, Illinois. Situated on 1,500 beautiful, wooded acres and surrounded by the Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve, Argonne National Laboratory is one of the United States leading federally funded research and development centers. Argonne National Laboratory, one of the U.S. Department of Energy's oldest and largest national laboratories for science and engineering research, employs roughly 2,900 employees, including about 1,000 scientists and engineers, three-quarters of whom hold doctoral degrees. Argonne's annual operating budget of around $540 million supports upwards of 200 research projects. Since 1990, Argonne has worked with more than 600 companies and numerous federal agencies and other organizations.
Argonne National Laboratory is a controlled-access DOE facility. All visitors to Argonne must be pre-approved. When you arrive at Argonne, you must stop at the Visitors Reception Center and show a photo ID issued by a governmental authority in order to receive a visitor’s pass to enter the Argonne site. Visitors holding an official DOE badge do not need to stop at the Visitors Reception Center. Any vehicle and/or person is subject to search. Prohibited items rules are enforced.
If you are a meeting participant planning to attend the Argonne Technical Tour on Friday, April 5, 2013 you MUST do as follows:
- First register online for the meeting. See Registration.
- Then you will need to register as a visitor to Argonne using a separate online form. The confirmation email for meeting registration will include a link and instructions on how to register as a visitor to Argonne National Laboratory using the Argonne Visitors Registration Form.
- If you are bringing a guest and s/he is also intending to attend the Tour, then you will need to register your guest as well as a visitor to Argonne.
- It is strongly recommended to complete step 2 (and, if needed, step 3) IMMEDIATELY
after you have completed online registration.
We cannot guarantee that non-US citizens submitting their Visitor Registration Form after March 1st will be granted access to Argonne National Laboratory.
Special access requirements for non-U.S. citizens
Special access requirements apply for non-U.S. citizens. All foreign visitors (non-US Citizens) requiring access to the Argonne site are required to obtain access authorization prior to arrival.
Before site access is granted to Argonne National Laboratory, all foreign nationals must show that they are in legal status; meaning their immigration and naturalization paperwork is current. All foreign nationals are required to present their documentation to the clerks or guards at the Argonne Information Center or Guard Posts. Foreign nationals arriving at the gate without the appropriate in-status Immigration and Naturalization Service documentation will experience a delay in site access or could be denied site access.
Required Documentation for Site Access for Non-U.S. Citizens
Upon your arrival to Argonne National Laboratory, you must stop at the Visitors Center and present your original passport, original visa and/or I-94 or I-94W (Departure Record). If the expiration date on the I-94 or I-94W reads D/S (Duration of Status), you must present the supporting immigration documentation (i.e., I-20, DS-2019). Failure to do so may delay or even deny your access to Argonne.
If you have questions regarding the tour, please contact:
Mrs. Karen Grudzinski
Argonne National Laboratory
9700 South Cass Avenue, Building 208
Argonne, Illinois 60439-4815, U.S.A.
Phone: +1 (630) 252-1671
Fax: +1 (630) 252-5161