From MIT news, April 12, 2023: MIT News talks with Brian Nord about continuing his research at MIT as part of the Martin Luther King Jr. Visiting Scholars and Professors Program.
While using AI machines to explore the cosmos, he is also dedicated to creating equity in academic and research environments.

From the Daily Herald, March 15, 2023: Fermilab’s Mr. Freeze recently presented at an Addison Elementary District junior high school at its its annual Science Fun Night. Jerry Zimmerman, otherwise known as “Mr. Freeze,” demonstrated his infamous cryogenic experiment for a gymnasium full of families, teachers and students.

On Wednesday, March 8, at 1 p.m., the Office of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Accessibility and the Women’s Initiative will honor International Women’s Day by hosting a virtual presentation by Alexis Kanda-Olmstead, called Breaking the Mold: Women’s Leadership in STEM. Are you leadership material? The answer depends in large part on your identities. Traditional mind models about leaders and leadership skew towards masculinity and other privileged identities, resulting in barriers that hold women back. In this workshop, participants will explore…

Fostering STEM Innovation In 2014, the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation launched the Innovation Corps program to empower scientists, researchers and students to test the commercial potential of their research and ideas. Supported with funding from the National Science Foundation and run by the Polsky Center, the I-Corps program is specifically designed for participants working on projects related to the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields. Participants ao have previous experience in business or entrepreneurship in order to…

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.