In honor of International Women’s Day, Fermilab engineers Mayling Wong-Squires and Farah Fahim share their experience taking part in the laboratory mentorship program. Their ongoing mentor-mentee relationship has bridged the gap from colleague to friend, and that perhaps even wider chasm — from electrical to mechanical engineering.
From the Department of Energy, Feb. 25, 2021: Jennifer M. Granholm was sworn in on Feb. 25 as the 16th U.S. secretary of energy. She is only the second woman to lead the U.S. Department of Energy.
From UChicago News, Feb. 26, 2021: The University of Chicago’s Board of Trustees has named Paul Alivisatos as the university’s 14th president. An accomplished leader in higher education and a world-renowned scientist, Alivisatos is currently executive vice chancellor and provost at the University of California, Berkeley. He is also a professor and the former director of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
Protecting particle accelerators and developing technology for addressing environmental issues, Arden Warner loves solving problems. He’s also chair of the Fermilab Summer Internships in Science and Technology committee, where he champions mentoring young scientists and working towards a more inclusive culture in science.
The prodigious amount of data produced at the Large Hadron Collider presents a major challenge for data analysis. Coffea, a Python package developed by Fermilab researchers, speeds up computation and helps scientists work more efficiently. Around a dozen international LHC research groups now use Coffea, which draws on big data techniques used outside physics.