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Growing up, scientist Giordon Stark loved his math and physics classes — worlds of equations and problems he could draw out to consider and solve. These came so easily to him. It made sense; growing up, he had become an expert in interpreting the visual. He started practicing so early in life that it wasn’t until he was 3 years old that his parents realized he was deaf. Now he works to ensure the field of physics research is accessible to all.

Fermilab held its second Wonderful Women in STEM Conference for high school girls on Nov. 2 and the first Superheroes in STEM Conference open to all high school students on Nov. 16. The Hispanic/Latino Forum group, which is part of the diversity and inclusion program at Fermilab, led the effort. More than 100 students from the Chicago area and their parents were engaged in each activity, some of them visiting Fermilab for the first time.

The new leadership board of the Women’s Initiative would like to invite you to a meet and greet. We are hosting a casual meet and greet on Wednesday, November 13, from 2:00-3:00 p.m. on the Wilson Hall second floor crossover. This event is an opportunity to meet with the new leadership team, hear about the group’s mission and vision, and provide feedback on FY20 goals. Treats, coffee, and tea will be provided. We hope to see you there!

From DOE, Oct. 30, 2019: Fermilab scientist Jessica Esquivel is one of 125 women chosen for the American Association for the Advancement of Science IF/THEN Ambassadors program. The program seeks to empower women working in STEM careers and inspire the next generation of pioneers.

The new leadership board of the Women’s Initiative would like to invite you to a meet and greet. We are hosting two casual meet and greets on Wednesday, November 6, from 12:30-1:30 p.m. and on Wednesday, Nov. 13, from 2-3 p.m. on the Wilson Hall second floor crossover. These events are an opportunity to meet with the new leadership team, hear about the group’s mission and vision, and provide feedback on FY20 goals. Treats, coffee, and tea will be provided….

Join us to kick off Fermilab’s FY20 continuation of InclusionMatters, featuring a chamber music ensemble from Chicago Sinfonietta. The free concert takes place on Thursday, Oct. 10, from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in Ramsey Auditorium. Come as we honor and reflect on the musical and cultural contributions of some of the world’s most prolific composers during Chicago Sinfonietta’s specially curated Hispanic Heritage Month performance and discussion. This presentation features: • A one-hour concert featuring classical works of composers including José Pablo…