FAPA

On Sept. 9, Fermilab Asian Pacific Association (FAPA) hosted a Mooncake Social and Stargazing event on the Fermilab Lederman Science Center lawn on a night with a beautiful full moon. Five of the lab’s amateur astronomers (Denton Morris, Marty Murphy, Hogan Nguyen, Cheng-Yang Tan, and Genfa Wu) brought their telescopes and shared their knowledge about astronomy. An estimated 80 people enjoyed this stargazing experience, socializing with fellow colleagues and friends, the mooncakes and a wonderful autumn evening outdoors​. Thank you…

Thank you to all who participated in the event planning for and attended the Zongzi festival gathering in downtown Naperville. Many thanks to​ Genfa Wu and Cindy Joe for co-hosting this event – they ​prepared the zongzi​​ at home ready to serve, brought ​materials to make more on site, and gave instructions.​ Some of the Fermilab community members enjoyed time together and appreciated the opportunity to learn more about zongzi and the connection to the festival. See the FAPA SharePoint page for more…

The Fermilab community is welcome to join the Fermilab Asian Pacific Association (FAPA) for an in-person Zongzi Festival get-together on Friday, June 3, from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m., at the shelter at 306 Jackson Ave., downtown Naperville. Lunar calendar May 5th (June 3rd in 2022) is celebrated in many Asian countries as Dragon Boat Festival. Zongzi is the traditional food for the Festival. FAPA will provide​ the materials and instructions for making Zongzi, typically made of sticky rice with sweet or savory…

In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander heritage month this year, the Fermilab Asian Pacific Association (FAPA) and Women’s Initiative (WI) Laboratory Resource Groups will co-sponsor a book club on May 25 to discuss Pachinko by Min Jin Lee. The book was a 2017 finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction, and Apple TV+ produced an adaptation earlier this year. This event will take place from noon – 1 p.m. CST, and it is open to the entire…

Please join us for a celebration of the Lunar New Year on Friday, Feb. 4 at noon, hosted by the Fermilab Asian and Pacific Association (FAPA) lab resource group. We will provide an introduction and live demo of virtual mahjong, and set up breakout rooms for competitive group play. The Zoom link and more information can be found on the FAPA SharePoint page (log in with your Fermilab Services account). If you are interested in the FAPA community updates, please join this…

The Fermilab community is welcome to join a celebration of the Deepavali (Dewali) Festival on Friday, Nov. 5 from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Given the large size of our group and the park district’s rules, we have changed the celebration’s location to the shelter at 306 Jackson Ave., downtown Naperville, just across the street from the original location. This event is hosted by the Fermilab Asian and Pacific Association (FAPA) lab resource group. A festival is a time to be grateful…