outreach

Don Lincoln is a familiar name around Fermilab. His byline frequently appears after Fermilab Today articles. He’s given numerous public talks at the laboratory. And every time he’s asked to address a student group, whether they’re undergraduates visiting the laboratory or kindergartners in their classrooms, he happily obliges. On Oct. 25 Fermilab Director Pier Oddone presented Lincoln with the Director’s Award, given annually to an employee, user, graduate student, retiree or guest scientist who contributed significantly to Fermilab’s K-12 education…

If you smell the unmistakable aroma of pizza wafting through the hallways on Sept. 26, that’s probably the lunch that Fermilab’s Education Office is co-hosting with the Fermilab Graduate Student Association and Fermilab Friends for Science Education. Each year the Education Office recruits graduate students, scientists and others interested in science education to get involved with Fermilab programs aimed at sparking children’s interest in science. “It’s wonderful for the scientists and engineers at Fermilab to be able to affect young…

Spencer Pasero, Marge Bardeen and Susan Dahl of the Education Office break ground on a physics playground exhibit at Fermilab. In this exhibit, kids will be able to run like a proton (or an antiproton!) through a labyrinth that follows the Tevatron accelerator chain. Most of the funds for this exhibit come from the Fermilab Friends for Science Education.

Children, aided by scientists from Fermilab, learn about electricity during a Naperville Public Library program June 23. The program was about positive and negative charges, how to make electricity with a chemical reaction using a lemon and how electricity can pass through bodies.