STEM

From the CERN Courier, Nov. 8, 2022: Editor Matthew Chalmers spoke with Lia Merminga on her love of physics, her goals as Fermilab director and what can be done to carve a path for future female lab directors.

From Naperville Community Television, October 26, 2022: This past April, Lia Merminga made history, becoming the first female director of the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, better Naperville Community Television talks with Merminga on her journey that led her to her role at Fermilab.

On  Wednesday, Oct. 26, at 11 a.m., the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion will host a presentation by Dr. Erin Cech, entitled Professional Cultures and Inequality in STEM. The presentation will cover how STEM cultures may reproduce inequality. The professional cultures of STEM, which give each discipline its particular “feel” and unite discipline members under a taken-for-granted system of meanings and values, are not benign. The talk will last about 45 minutes, followed by Q&A. To register, click here…

On Oct. 5 at 1 p.m., the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion will help honor National Hispanic Heritage Month by showcasing the Latinas in STEM Foundation.  Michelle L. Mejia, Latinas in STEM representative, will introduce the foundation and give a presentation on “How we can work together to build a more inclusive STEM future.” The talk will last about 35 minutes, followed by Q&A. To register, click here (Services log-in required). For questions, please contact Anahi Ruiz Beltran (anahirb@fnal.gov)….

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.