From Daily Herald, Feb. 8, 2018: Having access to two of the U.S. Department of Energy’s 17 national labs is a rarity for a community college, and yet College of DuPage is fortunate to have both Argonne National Laboratory and Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory located within its boundaries.

Supervisors/jobs are sought for teachers that will be at Fermilab this summer as part of the Fermilab TRAC program. Any Fermilab employee or user can be a mentor. The teachers are at Fermilab for 8 weeks starting in early June and are fully paid for by the TRAC program. Past mentors of teachers on this programs have found mentoring to be a truly worthwhile experience. The teachers in the TRAC program are outstanding science, mathematics, computer science, or technology teachers… More »

Fermilab scientist Juan Estrada gives the November Pregúntale a un Científico (Ask-a-Scientist) on Nov. 5, from 1-4 p.m. The talk is titled “Materia oscura y energía oscura.” Visit the event webpage for more information and to register to attend.   Haga preguntas científicas directamente a los expertos. Los físicos contestan preguntas y explican todo, desde el Big Bang hasta cómo funciona un acelerador de partículas. Adultos y estudiantes con un gran interés en la ciencia! La presentación y el tono… More »

Field trip at Fermilab

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Students from Henry W. Cowherd Middle School recently enjoyed an outdoor field trip to Fermilab, where they studied wildlife up close.