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On Sunday, Feb. 10, an incredible 2,500 people turned out for Fermilab’s 2019 Family Open House. This year’s event featured an exhibit commemorating Leon Lederman, The Great Neutrino Hunt, and a livecast with experts underground at Sanford Lab. Look at the photos to see people having a good time learning about science.

From The Beacon-News, Feb. 10, 2019: Thousands of children and their parents put science on their radar Sunday as Fermilab held its annual open house event. For four hours, families were able to tour and explore the space Fermilab calls, “America’s premier particle physics and accelerator laboratory” and, according to staff, “show what we do and what’s possible here.”

From Chicago Tribune, Jan. 30, 2019: Think of it as a Physics Party. A big one. The popular Fermilab Family Open House is back with a bang from 1 to 5 p.m. Feb. 10 at Fermilab. The lab wants visitors to gain a better understanding of all the exciting things happening at Fermilab and a general appreciation for STEM fields and research.

Fermilab’s Family Open House is a chance for the whole family to spend an afternoon learning about science in a hands-on way and have fun doing it. This year’s event, running from 1-5 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 10, will feature the Great Neutrino Hunt, live physics demonstrations, a memorial to Leon Lederman, and several activities for kids and their parents to enjoy.

As part of Computer Science Education Week, several Fermilab employees participated in Hour of Code, a global initiative to bring coding activities and role models to local schools to demystify computer programming and science. The lab partnered once again with Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Chicago to send its staff to visit elementary, middle and high schools. Participants spoke about their careers and assisted students with coding exercises led by their teachers.

REFUGES, started by physicist Tino Nyawelo, aims to give refugees and other underrepresented groups the tools to succeed in STEM. Although the program is focused on increasing diversity in STEM disciplines, the overall goal is to address the academic and cultural difficulties that refugee youth face in Utah.

Nominations are open  for the Fermilab Friends for Science Education (FFSE) 2018 Recognition Award for Outstanding Support of Fermilab’s K-12 Education and Public Outreach Programs Fermilab Friends for Science Education (FFSE) is proud to honor an individual’s exceptional support with an award of $1,000. FFSE recognizes this individual whose contributions go beyond the usual level. A nominee must be a Fermilab staff member, user or contractor. All nominations must be submitted by a Fermilab staff member, user or contractor. To… More »