STEM

Conferences for Undergraduate Women in Physics aims to encourage more women and gender minorities to pursue careers in physics and improve diversity in the field.

From NCTV17, April 20, 2018: The next generation of scientists and engineers gathered at Fermilab for the annual Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Career Expo. Watch the 90-second segment.

Photo: Reidar Hahn

Approximately 1,100 Chicago-area high school students, parents and educators attended the event, where they had the opportunity to meet more than 160 STEM professionals from nearly 50 companies, organizations, agencies and professional associations.

As a child, Kirsty Duffy learned about the smallest building blocks that make up the world and was inspired to pursue physics through high school and college. She talks not only about self-doubt in one’s abilities, but the thrill of making a discovery and being the one to share it with the world.