Creating a hypersensitive dark matter detector in a clean lab more than a mile underground is no mean feat in and of itself. Add a closed border and COVID restrictions to the mix, and you have the scenario that Fermilab, SNOLAB and the SENSEI collaboration faced. Undeterred, they found a way to proceed with installation.
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.