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The Field Museum and the Consulate General of France in Chicago are partnering to present Chicago’s first ever “Night of Ideas: Alive!” on Thursday, Jan. 30, from 6 p.m. to midnight. The Field describes the event as “a global celebration of art, science, scholarship, and community.” Fermilab will contribute to three activities at the event: two participants in the 2019 Physics Slam will reprise their presentations at the Field, three scientists will engage with the public in provocative conversations and…

Apply to be a AAAS IF/THEN Ambassador! The AAAS IF/THEN Ambassadors program furthers women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) by empowering current innovators and inspiring the next generation of pioneers. The AAAS IF/THEN Ambassadors program will bring together 100 women from a variety of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics careers to serve as high-profile role models for middle school girls. The AAAS IF/THEN Ambassadors program highlights women in STEM who are contributing in all these fields, showing girls…

Volunteer opportunities are available for the Einstein and Hopper FIRST LEGO League Illinois Championship Tournaments. 650 Illinois students ages 9 to 14 will compete on 100 teams. FIRST LEGO League is a friendly, high-tech event that challenges young participants to learn together as teams. The theme this season is Into Orbit. Teams have programmed and built autonomous robots, using the LEGO Mindstorms system, to perform a number of challenges. Teams have also completed a research project and have identified a…

It’s that time of the year again! The Education Office is hosting its annual holiday sale in Wilson Hall December 11th & 12th, 10:00 AM – 1:30 PM. We will be in the SW alcove of the cafeteria between One West and the Small Dining Room. Come get your Fermilab apparel, logo items and science toys! Cash, Visa, MasterCard and Discover credit or debit cards will be accepted. Email edreg@fnal.gov for more information. The sale is sponsored by the Fermilab…

Fox Valley Robotics is holding informational meetings for the 2018-19 season at Rotolo Middle School. Here are the dates and times: August 17 Friday 7:00 pm August 18 Saturday 1:00 pm August 19 Sunday 3:00 pm August 27 Monday 7:00 pm For more information, please visit: https://fvr.clubexpress.com/content.aspx?page_id=22&club_id=935459&module_id=233088

Fox Valley Robotics offers summer robotics camps for students entering grades 1-12. See the linked flyer for more information! 2018-07-03_5b3b7a48d2b55_FVRRoboticsforKidsSummerProgramsJuly2018

Fox Valley Robotics offers summer camps in Batavia to students in grades 1-12 interested in learning how to build and program robots. Camps for 1st – 3rd graders start June 21, and camps for older students will be held in July. See the attached flyer, visit the Fox Valley Robotics website, and email info@foxvalleyrobotics.com for more information and to sign up! 2017-06-13_5940525360352_Fox_Valley_Robotics_Camp_Poster_with_text_1342075890

The Education Office is now accepting nominations for this year’s Director’s Award for exceptional service to Fermilab’s K–12 education programs, funded by Fermilab Friends for Science Education. Each year, more than 200 employees, users and contractors go above and beyond their everyday duties to further outreach and education at the laboratory. These volunteers are role models and mentors for teachers and students, answer tough questions about Fermilab and its science, maintain Lederman Science Center exhibits, visit area classrooms and more….

The 2016 summer intern poster session will be held in the 2nd floor art gallery this Thursday, Aug. 11, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Twenty-nine students representing five internship programs will participate. We invite you to stop by and support the interns and their mentors, and learn about the work they’ve done this summer.