Physics courses have a reputation among university students: If you don’t do well, then you probably weren’t meant to study science after all. Studies have shown that those who face the worst consequences from this mentality are those who are already less likely to be found in many STEM fields: women, underrepresented minorities and students from low-income backgrounds. The SEISMIC project aims to make introductory STEM courses successful for everyone.
Quantum computing will affect the future of every area of science, creating the need for a quantum-fluent workforce. In collaboration with two high school teachers, a group of Fermilab theorists has developed a quantum computing course for high school students. With this course, Fermilab scientists are breaking new ground in both quantum computing research and supporting the competitiveness of the STEM workforce in the quantum era.
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.
Amanda Early is one of 79 physics educators selected to be a STEP UP Program ambassador. STEP UP ambassadors are high school physics teachers that train others on how to effectively reduce barriers for women in physics. The program mobilizes thousands of teachers to help engage young women in physics and inspire them to pursue physics in college.
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…