STEM

Congressman Randy Hultgren’s STEM Scholars program is to create regular channels of communication between 14th District youth and their U.S. Congressman, including promoting and sharing ideas and presenting solutions to today’s pressing issues. The program runs from September 2016 through April 2017 and will include programming specifically designed for exposing students to STEM careers and building STEM leadership qualities and skills. Scholars will grow their leadership skills through presentations, higher-level discussions, and on-site visits to some of the 14th District’s… More »

What’s it like to be a woman working in a STEM field? About 100 Chicago-area women gathered together for a two-day leadership retreat to discuss the topic and share their experiences. Tanya Levshina of the Scientific Computing Division gives her account of the eye-opening event.

To celebrate October as Diversity Awareness Month, Fermilab’s Women’s Initiative has scheduled two outstanding speakers to visit the lab. All employees are invited! Join us on Monday 10/12 to hear from Dr. Magdolna Hargittai – “Successful Women Scientists from Around the Globe” – conversations with the most successful women scientists of our time. Monday 10/19 features Dr. Clemencia Consentino – “The Case for Revitalizing the Nation’s Talent Pool in STEM” – gender equality and improving the participation of underrepresented groups… More »

  The Fermilab Women’s Initiative invites everyone to hear Magdolna Hargittai present her talk “Successful Women Scientists around the Globe” today at 3 p.m. in One West. The talk draws on in-depth conversations with many of the most successful women scientists of our time based on Hargittai’s new book, “Women Scientists: Reflections, Challenges, and Breaking Boundaries.” The featured women include not only American and European success stories, but also scientists from countries less often discussed in such a context, such… More »