Marcela Carena recognized as one of Crain’s Chicago Business’ Notable Women in STEM

U.S. Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory scientist Marcela Carena has been recognized as one of Crain’s Chicago Business’ Notable Women in STEM for 2023 in the publication’s Sept. 4 issue.

Fermilab’s Marcela Carena was recognized in the Sept. 4 issue of Crain’s Chicago Business as a notable woman in STEM. Photo: Reidar Hahn, Fermilab

Head of the Theory Division at Fermilab, Carena is a professor of physics at the University of Chicago, Enrico Fermi Institute, and the Kavli Institute of Cosmological Physics. In October 2022, she was one of two scientists to be named the 2022 Department of Energy Distinguished Scientist “for leadership and influential contributions to particle physics, including novel theoretical ideas and strategies for HEP experiments related to the Higgs boson, dark matter and electroweak baryogenesis, and promoting Latin American participation in DOE-hosted experiments.”

The Chicago-based business publication has honored industry and community leaders from Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Michigan; and New York since 2017. Honorees of Crain’s Notable Recognition Programs receive media exposure and exclusive LinkedIn community and networking events.

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