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From DOE, May 20, 2020: Lee C. Teng is now 93 years old. The internship that bears his name was created jointly by Fermilab, Argonne National Laboratory and the U.S. Particle Accelerator School in 2007. He started work at Fermilab in 1967 and spent the next 22 years working in high-energy physics. After a two-year leave of absence that started in 1983, he picked up again at Fermilab, working until 2004, when he retired.

Fermilab takes its popular STEM Career Expo to the web. This year the annual event, an opportunity for high school students to hear from more than two dozen STEM professionals about their careers, is offered as five recorded panel discussions now available on the Fermilab website. Students can learn how neutrino physicists, bioinformatics scientists, actuaries and others got to where they are and hear from people who work jobs in fields that students might pursue in the coming years.

Out of an abundance of caution, we are shifting the start date of the FY20 Entrepreneurship and Commercialization Practicum to May 7.  Registration is now open at https://indico.fnal.gov/e/OPTTPracticum2020.  When the expectation is on you to find the funding for your proposal or when your focus is on invention commercialization, how do you articulate your value proposition? To communicate the value of your work, you must understand what the customer is looking for. The Office of Partnerships and Technology Transfer will…

The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is hosting a free, non-credit course introducing and exploring the process of research commercialization with an emphasis on an introduction to business concepts. The course is taught by 2019 Fermilab Inventor Recognition Ceremony keynote speaker Robert Altman, adjunct professor of entrepreneurship at Polsky. Apply online Course details: Application deadline: March 13, 2020 Free, non-credit course Monday evenings, 6:00-9:00 p.m. April 6, 13, 20, and 27 and May 4 Chicago Booth Harper Center, 5807…

Where does mass come from? Why are neutrinos so incredibly light compared to other fundamental particles? Do neutrinos get their tiny masses from the Higgs field like other particles, or from some other mechanism? “Can You Weigh a Neutrino?” is a new exhibit at the Lederman Science Center that introduces Fermilab visitors to the elementary particle mass scale. Come by to check it out.

From Naperville Community Television, Feb. 10, 2020: Fermilab opened its doors once again for their 16th annual Family Open House. The free event aims to teach the community about physics while having fun doing it, which is one reason people decided to come out. The crowd of around 2,500 people met Fermilab scientists and engineers to get a closer look into the world of physics. Creating that scientific spark in the younger generation is one of the laboratory’s goals. Watch the two-minute segment.

From The Beacon-News, Feb. 9, 2020: Fermilab’s Family Open House was a day dedicated to discovering the wonders of science as the lab offered its 16th annual open house event, which organizers said was again geared toward “sharing science with our neighbors” as well as opening young minds to career possibilities.

In an educational turning of the tables, first- through fifth-graders evaluated Fermilab scientists’ abilities to illuminate and educate at their school’s first reverse science fair. Three competing groups of scientists demoed neutrino detection, muon precession and particle acceleration in fun, accessible ways, and the elementary school students got to decide who received the blue ribbon.