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Editor’s note: As of Friday, Nov. 13, at 11:30 a.m., the screenings are sold out. A few tickets remain for the panel discussion. Register to watch the feature-length documentary film “Picture a Scientist,” which leads viewers on a journey deep into a group of women scientists’ own experiences. “Picture a Scientist” was an official selection of the 2020 Tribeca Film Festival. The film’s virtual theatrical run reached 47 theaters across the U.S. in June and raised money for two organizations…

The fourth annual Fermilab Women’s Tea Talk will be held virtually over Zoom on Wednesday, Oct. 28, from noon to 1 p.m. At the Tea Talk, you will have the opportunity to listen to wonderful Hispanic women talk about how they came to Fermilab, what they like most about their roles and what makes them proud of their Hispanic heritage. There will be a Q&A session at the end. We expect lively discussion and interesting insights. The event is hosted…

As the new president of the Fermilab Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, I take this opportunity to introduce myself and the group’s new officers to the lab community.
The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers was founded in 1974 for professional engineers to serve as role models in the Hispanic community. Our Fermilab chapter aims to increase representation of Hispanics at the lab and create an inclusive space where we celebrate our roots and share all our wonderful traditions and diverse culture.

Three physicists share their experiences learning and communicating physics in a foreign language: English. Because of English’s hegemony in science and the world, aspiring scientists in non-English-speaking countries must learn English in school to pursue a career in science. In some cases, science classes are even taught entirely in English.

For a week spanning the months of July and August, scientists from around the world virtually gathered to attend the prestigious biennial ICHEP conference. At ICHEP, some of the most exciting physics results of the year are unveiled. CMS scientists from Fermilab and the LHC Physics Center were well-represented at the conference.