From The Bogota Post, Feb. 14, 2019: Building change stems from building new role models to get women out of unpaid labor roles and into the country’s laboratories and management boards. Role models include on of the scientists on the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment.
From Listverse, Feb. 5, 2019: This listicle mentions Fermilab scientist Melissa Franklin as part of the Fermilab team that discovered the top quark.
Fermilab’s Inclusivity Journal Club seeks answers to difficult social questions in science. A typical meeting includes physicists and postdoctoral researchers as well as non-science staff; students are also welcome to attend. Members read and discuss reports and peer-reviewed papers that address issues such as sexual harassment, implicit bias and best practices for expanding inclusivity.
Biases, conscious or unconscious, are learned social stereotypes that have real effects in the workplace. In an effort to provide Fermilab employees and users with practical tools and resources that interrupt bias and promote workplace inclusion, we are holding a new unconscious-bias training series throughout 2019.
In December 1978, Fermilab became a life member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. The membership is a testimony to the lab’s strong support for equality, civil rights and “the foundation principles of the American republic.” This month marks the 40th anniversary of the lab’s membership.