From the University of Chicago, Office of Science, Innovation, National Laboratories and Global Initiatives: The Leadership Academy for Women in Science and Engineering task force brought together a cohort of high-potential women from Argonne, Fermilab and the University of Chicago for a new leadership development series to encourage and develop talented scientific leaders of the future. Panelists included Fermilab’s Bonnie Fleming and Lia Merminga. Merminga hopes to help encourage more females to join the filed of physics through support of LAWISE and other programs.

From Physics World, July 19, 2022: Fermilab’s new director, Lia Merminga is interviewed in the July issue of Physics World. Read more on what inspired her and the journey of her science career that led to her becoming the first female lab director at Fermilab.

The University of Chicago Strategic Laboratory Leadership Program teaches leadership skills to up-and-coming staff and scientists at national labs. Launched as a pilot program in 2007 for scientists at Argonne National Laboratory and Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, this fall, the training initiative kicks off to U.S. Department of Energy laboratories across the country.