outreach

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.

Fermilab’s popular outreach program for high school students, started in 1980, takes full advantage of modern technology to reach a broader audience. Recordings now are available online.

From Kane County Chronicle, May 19, 2020: Fermilab is hosting its annual STEM Career Expo online this year. The expo will allow high school students to learn more about science fields and what college courses are necessary for a STEM career.

Fermilab takes its popular STEM Career Expo to the web. This year the annual event, an opportunity for high school students to hear from more than two dozen STEM professionals about their careers, is offered as five recorded panel discussions now available on the Fermilab website. Students can learn how neutrino physicists, bioinformatics scientists, actuaries and others got to where they are and hear from people who work jobs in fields that students might pursue in the coming years.

Mark your calendars: On Wednesday, March 25, the Chicago Council on Science and Technology presents “Quantum Computing,” featuring Fermilab Deputy Director for Research Joe Lykken and Fermilab Deputy Head of Quantum Science Farah Fahim. Northwestern University’s Prem Kumar is also a featured guest. Quantum computing could spur the development of new breakthroughs in science, medications to save lives, machine learning methods to diagnose illnesses sooner, materials to make more efficient devices and structures, financial strategies to live well in retirement,…

Where does mass come from? Why are neutrinos so incredibly light compared to other fundamental particles? Do neutrinos get their tiny masses from the Higgs field like other particles, or from some other mechanism? “Can You Weigh a Neutrino?” is a new exhibit at the Lederman Science Center that introduces Fermilab visitors to the elementary particle mass scale. Come by to check it out.

From Yahoo! Finance, Feb. 11, 2020: A new monumental exhibit of the most women statues ever assembled in one location, at one time, is a first-of-its-kind, life-sized 3-D printed statue exhibit of more than 120 AAAS IF/THEN® ambassadors. Fermilab scientist Jessica Esquivel is one of the IF/THEN® ambassadors. The exhibit will be free to the public and will debut at Dallas’s NorthPark Center on Friday, May 1.