High school students can learn about career options at the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Career Expo and meet with professionals in these fields from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 7, at the Department of Energy’s Fermilab. The event is free of charge and will take place in Fermilab’s Wilson Hall.
The expo will connect Kane and DuPage county high school students with scientists, engineers, technicians and mathematicians. The professionals will be available at display tables to speak with students and will participate in panel discussions about their careers and educational background.
Event organizers include the Fermilab Education Office and educators and career specialists from Kane and DuPage county schools. Event sponsors include Fermilab Friends for Science Education, Batavia High School, Geneva Community High School, the Kane County Regional Office of Education, the Society of Actuaries, and West Chicago Community School District Foundation.
The mission of the Fermilab Education Office is to strengthen primary- and secondary-school education by using Fermilab resources to improve teaching and learning in science, mathematics, engineering and technology. The Education Office serves as a catalyst for improving school curricula and is a resource to schools nationwide.
Fermilab is a Department of Energy national laboratory operated under contract by the Fermi Research Alliance, LLC. The DOE Office of Science is the single largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the nation and helps ensure U.S. world leadership across a broad range of scientific disciplines.