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.

The Fermilab PAC is one of the driving engines behind the laboratory’s scientific program. Composed of distinguished scientists in the international particle physics community, the committee advises the director on the lab’s experimental program by reviewing proposals for new experiments and giving the director advice in planning the laboratory’s slate of programs and projects.

From Voyage Chicago, Dec. 6, 2018: Georgia Schwender, Fermilab Art Gallery curator, talks about creating art, curating a gallery, and founding the lab’s artist-in-residence program.

Top quark couture

The mentorship of a scientist on the CMS experiment meant everything to Evan Coleman, a former physics undergraduate at Brown University. What do you give a physicist who helped discover a fundamental particle and jump-started your science career? Something individual, artistic and science-themed.

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 »

Jeff Meisner holds the mic for his father Walter Meisner as he says a few words and receives his quilt, made by the Illinois Quilts of Valor Foundation, coordinated by Rita Pennington. Photo: Leticia Shaddix

Fermilab veterans and friends celebrated Veterans Day on Friday, Nov. 9, in the Big Room at Building 327. Special guests included keynote speaker Allen Lynch, a recipient of the Vietnam Medal of Honor; Rita Pennington, Illinois coordinator of the Quilts of Valor Foundation; and Elaine A. McCusker, United States deputy undersecretary of defense.

Butler was one of 416 AAAS members nominated this year as fellows by their peers. He was recognized for distinguished contributions to the field of experimental particle physics, particularly for pioneering experiments in heavy flavor physics, and the leadership of large international experimental collaborations. New fellows will be presented with an official certificate and a rosette pin on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, during the 2019 AAAS Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.