STEM

If you’re willing to help with the April 24 Superheroes in STEM workshop at Fermilab, please sign up to help by March 1: https://forms.gle/qRCPXe3jJEkGsesTA The Superheroes in STEM conference is an opportunity for high school students to interact with Fermilab experts in STEM fields. The students see what it’s like to work in a national lab in the areas of engineering, computing or physics. Sign up to help by March 1.

From Chicago Tribune, Feb. 10, 2021: Fermilab scientist Jessica Esquivel makes a habit of sharing the greatness of STEM with girls. This feature discusses several of the ways she fuels up through mentoring Black and brown girls, including the #STEMtag campaign and an upcoming Wikipedia edit-a-thon to recognize the contributions of unacknowledged Black physicists.

From CBS News, Feb. 11, 2021: For International Day of Women and Girls in Science, Fermilab scientist Jessica Esquivel talks about why representation in STEM matters — how it helped her envision herself as a physicist and how it can help the next generation of scientists.

From Chicago Tribune, Feb. 3, 2021: Fermilab’s Family Open House is a popular annual event in the Chicagoland area. This year, it’s virtual. Amanda Early, education program leader, discusses the programming that the virtual event will bring to classrooms and homes around the world.

From Mission Unstoppable, Jan. 26, 2021: Fermilab scientist Jessica Esquivel explains how light particles work with makeup to create a look.

Share your ideas and learn about Fermilab’s Virtual Family Open House taking place February 10-14, 2021. Join us for a brown bag lunch meeting via Zoom on Tuesday, Dec. 1 at 12 p.m. Please sign up using this form, and the meeting link will be sent to you. More information is available in this article. Contact Amanda Early at aearly@fnal.gov with any questions.

Editor’s note: As of Friday, Nov. 13, at 11:30 a.m., the screenings are sold out. A few tickets remain for the panel discussion. Register to watch the feature-length documentary film “Picture a Scientist,” which leads viewers on a journey deep into a group of women scientists’ own experiences. “Picture a Scientist” was an official selection of the 2020 Tribeca Film Festival. The film’s virtual theatrical run reached 47 theaters across the U.S. in June and raised money for two organizations…