The pelicans return to Fermilab on their annual stop before heading north, according to the Forest Preserve District, where the American white pelicans have been seen on Nelson Lake Marsh at the Dick Young Forest Preserve. These pelicans seems to enjoy the Lake Law area best, and we enjoy having them stop in.
Four students have received the prestigious DOE Office of Science Graduate Student Research fellowships to conduct their research at Fermilab. The goal of the program is to prepare graduate students for STEM careers critically important to the Office of Science mission by providing graduate thesis research opportunities at DOE laboratories.
New Hires for March 2019 Accelerator Division Jacques Ntahoturi Jay Tamburrino Applied Physics and Superconducting Technology Division Anton Rusy Vladica Nikolic Environment, Safety and Health Section Renee Stewart Facilities Engineering Services Section Paul Hackelberg Finance Section Annette Lenkeit Karl Duke Brian Quinn Particle Physics Division Stefan Hoeche Quality Section Thomas DiGrazia Scientific Computing Division Maria Acosta Flechas James Campbell
Students come into science from a variety of backgrounds, facing a variety of circumstances. The Fisk-Vanderbilt Master’s-to-Ph.D. Bridge Program, a partnership between Fisk and Vanderbilt universities in Nashville, is meant to take that into account. It helps students overcome external hurdles to reach their potential in Ph.D.-level STEM research. Meet three scientists connected by the program.
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.
Respondents to Symmetry’s survey about what it’s like to earn a Ph.D. in particle physics or astrophysics offer their views of the experience. Nearly 2,000 people worldwide complete the scientific rite of passage each year. Yet for many people, the process remains mysterious.
The more than 300 responses to Symmetry’s survey described a challenging, multifaceted experience that goes far beyond job training, and even beyond the scientific goal of studying the fundamental nature of the universe.
Meet Anne Schukraft, a neutrino scientist at Fermilab. Schukraft is a member of the Short-Baseline Near Detector experiment, which will investigate ghostly particles called neutrinos. SBND will also help the lab prepare for the international Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment, hosted by Fermilab. In her spare time, Schukraft likes to swim and cycle. She appreciates Fermilab’s collaborative atmosphere and believes it creates a positive environment for current and future generations of scientists.