On April 14, Fermilab and the Dare to Dream organization hosted 50 Latina middle school girls and their parents in an event to learn all about careers in science, technology, engineering and math — a group of fields commonly known as STEM. The gathering — the third such at Fermilab — introduced the young women to lab professionals, who discussed how their work supported the Fermilab mission, shared their experiences in different career areas, and encouraged the girls to study STEM careers themselves.
The Dare to Dream program at Fermilab included talks by keynote speakers, a panel composed of Fermilab staff, lunch with Fermilab staff and scientific users, and tours of the lab’s accelerators and the 15th floor of Wilson Hall. A special session was held for the parents while the girls visited Lederman Science Center to participate in hands-on science activities.
The tours and panel were given in both Spanish and English. About 20 Fermilab employees and users participated in the diverse program.