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At this week’s Colloquium, Fermilab Chief Engineer Mayling Wong-Squires will talk about how the robotics initiative of the Accelerator Directorate is working toward ways that robots will helps us run accelerators at Fermilab. Robots can enhance personnel safety while also increasing efficiency of accelerator operations. It takes many different skills to envision and build these machines. She will talk about how people from different parts of the lab and local universities work together to create new solutions. This colloquium will include a demonstration…

From the Rapid City Journal, Jan. 12, 2023: An interview with Fermilab project manager Joshua Willhite on the excavation of the caverns for the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE) being built under the Black Hills of South Dakota at SURF. Willhite is a mechanical engineering graduate of the South Dakota Mines university who spoke with him about his love of engineering and how the program at SD Mines led to his work on DUNE. This article is an adaptation of the South Dakota Mines story that published on Jan. 10.

From Contemporary Controls: Fermilab hosted the second annual Building Automation Summit as an opportunity for the engineers, technicians, and managers from the various national labs to exchange knowledge and best practices. Postponed twice due to the pandemic, attendees said it was great to have an in-person event again.

Fermilab’s Society of Women Engineers (fSWE) is holding a membership drive from June 8 to June 22. As a corporate member, Fermilab annually offers a limited number of professional memberships to the Society of Women Engineers. With only 13 percent of practicing engineers being women, groups like SWE play an important role in giving women, and others underrepresented within the STEM profession, a means of connecting with like-minded peers and developing strategies and solutions to advance professionally. SWE offers a…

NIU engineering students (from left) Caeden Keith, Stefan Nyholm and Svilen Batchkarov pose with their project and professor Tariq Shamim at NIU’s Senior Design Day on May 6. The team built a full-scale (10m long) mockup of PIP-II’s HB650 cryomodule for use fit checking and preparing test stand and accelerator locations for the real cryomodule.