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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 aearly@fnal.gov 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…

During the last four months, the Lederman Science Center team has developed more than 20 virtual exhibits that communicate Fermilab science. We’re sharing these virtual exhibits with our followers on social media, so thousands of people all around the world can view the virtual LSC exhibits. Check them out.

If you are a Fermilab fan and want to compete against other fans to see who has the most Fermilab knowledge, your time has come. The Fermilab Office of Education and Public Outreach will host the first-ever Fermilab-themed Jeopardy!™ contest on Saturday, July 18.

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.