Fermilab hosts STEM Career Expo for Kane and DuPage county high school students on April 29: Meet scientists, engineers and technicians

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High school students can learn about career options at the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Career Expo and meet with professionals working in these fields from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, at the Department of Energy’s Fermilab. The event is free of charge and will take place in Fermilab’s Wilson Hall.

The expo will connect Kane and DuPage county high school students with scientists, engineers, technicians and mathematicians. The professionals will be available at display tables to speak with students and will participate in panel discussions about their careers and educational background.

Contact Nancy Lanning at edreg@fnal.gov or 630-840-5588 for more information, or visit http://ed.fnal.gov/programs/careerfair/. No advance registration is necessary.

Event organizers include the Fermilab Education Office and educators from St Charles high schools, Geneva Community High School, Batavia High School, the DuPage County Career Education Center and the DuPage Area Occupational Education System.

Event sponsors include Fermilab Friends for Science Education, Northern Kane County Regional Vocation System, DuPage Area Occupational Education System and Valley Education for Employment System.

The mission of the Fermilab Education Office is to strengthen primary- and secondary-school education by using Fermilab resources to improve teaching and learning in science, mathematics, engineering and technology. The Education Office serves as a catalyst for improving school curricula and is a resource to schools and districts nationwide.

Fermilab is a Department of Energy national laboratory operated under contract by the Fermi Research Alliance, LLC. The DOE Office of Science is the single largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the nation and helps ensure U.S. world leadership across a broad range of scientific disciplines.