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From The Beacon-News, April 18, 2019: The 12th annual STEM Career Expo at Fermilab allowed high school students interested in careers in math and science to interact with scientists at the lab and other professionals. More than 30 local companies and research organizations were represented at the event.

From the Kane County Chronicle, April 11, 2019: High school students who are potentially interested in a career in the STEM fields are invited to learn more about opportunities at the Fermilab STEM Career Expo from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 17 at in the atrium of Fermilab’s Wilson Hall. Students will meet with STEM professionals and ask questions about STEM careers. In addition to Fermilab scientists and engineers, the STEM Career Expo will feature more than 100 professionals from more than 30 local companies and research organizations who will explain what they do.

From Daily Herald, April 8, 2019: On Wednesday, April 17, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Fermilab will offer high school students a valuable opportunity to ask those questions in person. The annual STEM Career Expo, held in the atrium of Wilson Hall, will put those students face to face with people actually doing the jobs they will be applying for in the coming years.

Last year, rising high school senior Ketandu Chiedu from Walter Payton College Prep spent her six-week TARGET internship in the Fermilab Office of Communication. Working with her supervisor, Lauren Biron, she interviewed scientists working on the Fermilab-hosted Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment as part of the Faces of DUNE series. Mentor and mentee met up recently to discuss the internship program and what the future holds.

University of Cincinnati students are given a tour of SiDet. The bubble chamber is always a "must have picture by it" opportunity. It's massive, it's cool, and who wouldn't want their picture by this giant, science lawn ornament? Bob Shaw of the Education and Public Outreach Office, at left, brought these students. Stephanie Timpone of the Particle Physics Division led the tour. people, detector, outreach, education Photo: Leticia Shaddix

University of Cincinnati students are given a tour of SiDet. The bubble chamber is always a “must have picture by it” opportunity. It’s massive, it’s cool, and who wouldn’t want their picture by this giant, science lawn ornament? Bob Shaw of the Education and Public Outreach Office, at left, brought these students. Stephanie Timpone of the Particle Physics Division led the tour.

Fermilab's annual Wonders of Science show will feature eye-popping chemistry and physics demonstrations for the whole family to enjoy. Photo: Reidar Hahn

If you know kids between the ages of 7 and 12, you know how hard it can be to get them excited about science from a textbook. Children love to be wowed and to experience physical phenomena with eyes wide and jaws dropped. That’s the thinking behind Fermilab’s annual Wonders of Science show, which will take place on Sunday, March 10, at 1 p.m. The show, organized and performed by award-winning high school teachers, is celebrating its 32nd year at Fermilab. Tickets are $5.00 per person.

From The Bogota Post, Feb. 14, 2019: Building change stems from building new role models to get women out of unpaid labor roles and into the country’s laboratories and management boards. Role models include on of the scientists on the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment.

On Sunday, Feb. 10, an incredible 2,500 people turned out for Fermilab’s 2019 Family Open House. This year’s event featured an exhibit commemorating Leon Lederman, The Great Neutrino Hunt, and a livecast with experts underground at Sanford Lab. Look at the photos to see people having a good time learning about science.

From The Beacon-News, Feb. 10, 2019: Thousands of children and their parents put science on their radar Sunday as Fermilab held its annual open house event. For four hours, families were able to tour and explore the space Fermilab calls, “America’s premier particle physics and accelerator laboratory” and, according to staff, “show what we do and what’s possible here.”