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.
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.
From the University of Chicago, May 12, 2020: A round of AI + Science grants awarded by the University of Chicago’s Office of Research and National Laboratories Joint Task Force Initiative supports new AI applications to boost scientific discovery and education. Awardees include Fermilab scientists Brian Nord, Charles Thangaraj and Nhan Tran.
Amanda Early is one of 79 physics educators selected to be a STEP UP Program ambassador. STEP UP ambassadors are high school physics teachers that train others on how to effectively reduce barriers for women in physics. The program mobilizes thousands of teachers to help engage young women in physics and inspire them to pursue physics in college.
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.