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From American Institute of Physics’ FYI, Dec. 20, 2016: The COMPETES law has been used to set policy for the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the Office of Science and Technology Policy, the Department of Energy Office of Science and various STEM education programs across the federal government.

From the Associated Press, Dec. 17, 2016: In 1978, Fermilab director Robert Wilson praised Goldwasser, saying, “The successes of the lboratory, the firm foundation for the future, the cultural ambience, the spirit of opportunity for all, the international importance of our work, are all monuments to his sense of the value of science and its place in our society.”

From Cosmos, Dec. 12, 2016: Particle physics is petrolhead science – a particle-revving, high-octane demolition derby near the speed of light. Cathal O’Connell looks ahead to new ‘Higgs factories’ on teraelectronvolt, megawatt and gigadollar scales.

From WDCB News’ The Arts Section, Dec. 11, 2016: Reporter Brian O’Keefe interviews Deputy Director Joe Lykken, Art Gallery Curator Georgia Schwender, and artist Ellen Sandor, Fermilab’s latest artist-in-residence, about reaching the public through the power of visual art in this 10-minute radio piece. The Fermilab segment begins at 15:40.

From The Aurora Beacon-News, Dec. 1, 2016: Physics Slam V, had five scientists looking to present physics in a way that was accessible, understandable, entertaining and, well, poetic. Read the article and view the 3-minute video.

From Google Cloud Platform Blog, Nov. 14, 2016: Google Cloud Platform is now a supported provider for HEPCloud, a project launched in June 2015 by Fermilab’s Scientific Computing Division to develop a virtual facility providing a common interface to local clusters, grids, high-performance computers and community and commercial clouds.