STEM

Fermilab runs several vibrant programs aimed at educating students of all ages in all of our myriad technical endeavors, be they scientific, engineering or computational. All departments participate in these programs, but the CMS Department was especially luckily this summer. We were able to attract over a dozen exceptional young interns who participated in a broad swath of CMS activities, spanning analysis, detector upgrades and computer infrastructure.

From SDPB Radio’s “In the Moment: Innovation,” July 26, 2019: In this 18-minute radio piece, Fermilab Director Nigel Lockyer discusses experimental particle physics, the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment and the partnership with the Sanford Underground Research Facility in South Dakota.

Apply to be a AAAS IF/THEN Ambassador! The AAAS IF/THEN Ambassadors program furthers women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) by empowering current innovators and inspiring the next generation of pioneers. The AAAS IF/THEN Ambassadors program will bring together 100 women from a variety of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics careers to serve as high-profile role models for middle school girls. The AAAS IF/THEN Ambassadors program highlights women in STEM who are contributing in all these fields, showing girls…

In this 2-minute C-SPAN clip, Illinois Congresswoman Lauren Underwood promotes women in STEM. During her speech on the floor of the House of Representatives on May 1, she mentions Fermilab engineering physicist Aria Soha as an example of a successful woman in STEM.

Physics professor Jason Nordhaus is working to reduce barriers to STEM for deaf and hard-of-hearing students, who face numerous barriers when trying to study technical STEM fields like physics. Physicists like Nordhaus are trying to change all that with specialized programs, classes and interpreter training, all aimed at reducing barriers in STEM.

On April 17, Fermilab hosted its 12th STEM Career Expo. Roughly 1,000 high school students, parents and educators attended the event, where they had the opportunity to meet more than 150 STEM professionals from nearly 40 companies, professional associations and research centers.