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From Science, November 9, 2022: DOE’s Office of Science announced how it will distribute the $1.55 billion provided by the Inflation Reduction Act. Read how the office allocated funding in amounts ranging from $650,000 to $256 million to more than 52 projects already in the works, including Fermilab.

The U.S. Department of Energy allocated funds to its 17 national laboratories from the Inflation Reduction Act to mitigate the rise of project costs as a result of inflation. Fermilab will spend the funding on the lab’s on-going construction projects. This will allow the lab’s major projects to uphold their schedules and keep their commitment to international collaborators.

From NASA: Meet particle physicist, former Fermilab user and U.S. Navy combat pilot Josh Cassada. As pilot of NASA’s SpaceX Crew-5 mission, Cassada is making his first trip as an astronaut to the International Space Station. Learn more about his love of science and his journey to becoming an astronaut.

From the DOE Office of Science, October 6, 2022: Fermilab will receive part of the $6.4 million in funding for artificial intelligence research for high energy physics as announced by the Department of Energy Office of Science. Fermilab principal investigator, Jennifer Ngadiuba received the grant for the project, “Designing Efficient Edge AI with Physics Phenomena.”

From Syracuse University, September 18, 2022: Researchers at Syracuse University have received two new grants that will expand their work with physicists from around the world on projects that include MicroBooNE, DUNE and NOvA. The support comes from the NSF and DOE and will enable graduate and undergraduate students to work on everything from detector construction and operation at Fermilab and Syracuse, to final data analysis and software development.

From the DOE Office of Science, Aug. 25: The DOE Office of Science announced 10 DOE national laboratory projects, including one led by Fermilab, have been selected to receive funding as part of research related to microelectronics co-design. Senior engineer Davide Braga’s work on hybrid cryogenic detector architectures for sensing and edge computing enabled by new fabrication processes was chosen as one of the 10 awards.

From Next Gov, July 26, 2021: Did you know Illinois Rep. Bill Foster is the only PhD physicist in Congress? Recently, he proposed additional funding for the Restore and Modernize Our National Laboratories Act of 2021. He worked at Fermilab for over two decades and said, “the labs have led the way not only in developing breakthrough technologies—but also in commercializing them.”

From the New York Times, July 28, 2021: On Wednesday, a group of laboratories including Fermilab and major scientific publishers, announced an agreement that aims to simplify the process of applying new names to old papers for transgender scientists by shifting much of the administrative labor from the researcher to the laboratory.