From Chicago Tribune, Feb. 3, 2021: Fermilab’s Family Open House is a popular annual event in the Chicagoland area. This year, it’s virtual. Amanda Early, education program leader, discusses the programming that the virtual event will bring to classrooms and homes around the world.
For all of us, 2020 has been an interesting year full of unique challenges and unique opportunities. The Education and Public Engagement Office has used this time of change to focus on broadening the national and international reach of our efforts via new, virtual opportunities. In this column, I’d like to feature some of the highlights of the past year.
The annual Fermilab Family Open House is being held virtually this year as a multi-day event, starting on Wednesday, February 10, and concluding on Sunday, February 14. The event this year will include virtual tours, virtual classroom visits, interactive activities that can be done at home, online talks, an online scavenger hunt, and live-streamed demo shows. With the new virtual format, we will have the opportunity to engage audiences with the excitement of Fermilab science—locally, nationally, and internationally—in the comfort of their homes. We are looking for Fermilab employees and users…
The Fermilab Office of Education and Public Engagement advances the Fermilab mission by engaging the community in Fermilab science and inspiring the next generation of STEM professionals. To best achieve this goal, the EPE office has gone through a strategic planning process to guide us in the coming years.
From DOE, Dec. 9, 2020: Computer Science Education Week is aimed at inspiring students to discover computer science activities and careers. The national laboratories, including Fermilab, are scheduled to host a number of activities to highlight The Department of Energy’s efforts, including increasing access to computer science education, building computational literacy, and growing the cyber workforce of the future.
Share your ideas and learn about Fermilab’s Virtual Family Open House taking place February 10-14, 2021. Join us for a brown bag lunch meeting via Zoom on Tuesday, Dec. 1 at 12 p.m. Please sign up using this form, and the meeting link will be sent to you. More information is available in this article. Contact Amanda Early at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
On November 9, Fermilab, University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory will host an online workshop focusing on strategic opportunities to collaborate on AI research: “Partnering to Advance AI Research & Development.” This event will serve as part one of the two-part “AI + Measurements” collaboration, which aims to forge new connections in research and development. A technical workshop will follow in spring 2021. Speakers will include Cheryl Ingstad, Director of the Artificial Intelligence & Technology Office (AITO) for DOE…