This year’s Education Office Family Open House at the Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory will take place on Sunday, February 19.
Science literacy is a critical skill in a world of constantly accelerating technology, and the Department of Energy’s Fermilab Education Office is marking Illinois State Library Family Reading Day with a science-based Family Literacy Experience for Grades K-8 on Thursday, November 17, 2005.
The Education Office of the Department of Energy’s Fermilab greets the new school year with another complete program of classroom presentations to celebrate the World Year of Physics, marking the 100th anniversary of Albert Einstein’s “Miraculous Year.”
Summertime is a bright season of adventure and discovery for children, and now is the perfect time to add Science Adventures to your children’s schedule of discoveries for June, July and August at the Leon Lederman Science Education Center, at the Department of Energy’s Fermilab.
In 1979, then-Director Leon Lederman of the Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory decided he wanted to do some teaching again, to regain the contact with young minds he had enjoyed as a professor at Columbia University. The resulting Saturday Morning Physics program at Fermilab has spread immeasurable benefits among some 6,000 high school-aged students over the past 25 years.
From historical scientists to hands-on activities, from an accelerator tour to a liquid-nitrogen show, the Family Open House on Sunday, February 13 at the Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory offers something for the entire family.
Inaugurating a new phase of the QuarkNet education program, four local high school students spent eight weeks soldering electronic equipment, writing code for computer programs, analyzing data from particle physics experiments, standing shifts in a particle detector control room, attending lectures and collaboration meetings, and experiencing the real-life environment and challenges of scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.
Following the launch today by Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham of a major new Department of Energy initiative for science education, officials of DOE’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory expressed support for the new program.
At the Needs Assessment & Developers Workshop for Grid Techniques in Introductory Physics Classroom Projects, held at Florida International University on January 28 and 29, educators, researchers, and scientists met to discuss how students of introductory physics might tap into real physics data sets around the world and collaborate on its analysis over the Internet.
Local teachers learn science-teaching techniques at Fermilab