STEM

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 Yahoo News, July 31, 2022: Elliott Tanner is a student from Minnesota who at age 13 completed his bachelor of science in physics and and is continuing on to a Ph.D. program. At the University of Minnesota, he is working on simulation and analysis for the Short-Baseline Neutrino Program at Fermilab and he aspires to be a theoretical physicist and a physics professor in the near future.

From Physics World, July 19, 2022: Fermilab’s new director, Lia Merminga is interviewed in the July issue of Physics World. Read more on what inspired her and the journey of her science career that led to her becoming the first female lab director at Fermilab.

On June 1, 13 local students from U.S. Rep. Sean Casten’s STEM Scholars Program visited the lab, seeing Wilson Hall and learning about neutrino experiments and quantum computers.

National Medal of Science Recipient Sylvester James “Jim” Gates, Jr. has published multiple papers on theoretical physics with undergraduate and high school students.

This year’s annual Family Open House returns for families and kids of all ages to experience the virtual events from the comfort of their homes. The schedule of events includes the “Iron Scientist” competition, Ask-A-Scientist, the Mr. Freeze cryogenics show and much more.

Register now for the DIVERSE-W Speaker Series webinar featuring women leaders from DOE laboratories across the country. The DIVERSE-W Pact Project, led by Sandia National Laboratories and funded by DOE Office of Technology Transitions, is hosting a virtual panel discussion and Q&A with Dorina Sava Gallis (Sandia National Laboratories), Farah Fahim (Fermilab National Accelerator Laboratory), Merlin Theodore (Oak Ridge National Laboratory) and Vicki Thompson (Idaho National Laboratory) on Thursday, Nov. 18 at 12 noon CT. This is the fourth event…

Save the Date! The Office of OPTT invites you to join on Thursday, Oct. 14 at 12 noon CT, for a virtual fireside chat with Dr. Aprille Ericsson, Aerospace Engineer and NASA’s New Business Lead for Instrument Systems and Technology. This is the third event in the DIVERSE-W Speaker Series showcasing women leaders in STEM, innovation and entrepreneurship. You’ll be able to ask the speaker your questions directly during a Q&A portion of the program. Register now through Eventbrite. The event…