Coffee Collisions is a year-long pilot program offering early career women scientists, computer professionals and engineers a chance to connect informally and virtually with a senior member from Fermilab, Argonne National Laboratory or the University of Chicago every month. Those interested in participating should sign up before Aug. 15. Contact Mayling Wong-Squires or Sam Zeller for more information.

March 8 was the International Women’s Day, and Feb. 11 was the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. This article highlights the messages women working on the Auger Observatory have for girls.

From DOE, March 11, 2021: Jessica Esquivel of Fermilab was included among five women working in the U.S. DOE national laboratories inspiring STEM careers for women and acting as ambassadors in AAAS’s IF/THEN Ambassadors program.

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 Donne e Scienza, Feb. 5, 2021: In this interview, Fermilab scientist Anna Grassellino talks about quantum computing, her career trajectory, and women and girls in STEM.

What’s it like to be a woman working in a STEM field? About 100 Chicago-area women gathered together for a two-day leadership retreat to discuss the topic and share their experiences. Tanya Levshina of the Scientific Computing Division gives her account of the eye-opening event.

To celebrate October as Diversity Awareness Month, Fermilab’s Women’s Initiative has scheduled two outstanding speakers to visit the lab. All employees are invited! Join us on Monday 10/12 to hear from Dr. Magdolna Hargittai – “Successful Women Scientists from Around the Globe” – conversations with the most successful women scientists of our time. Monday 10/19 features Dr. Clemencia Consentino – “The Case for Revitalizing the Nation’s Talent Pool in STEM” – gender equality and improving the participation of underrepresented groups…