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Fermilab Friends for Science Education 

The board appreciates your continued support of our organization. Thank you for your membership, donation and feedback on our survey. We are excited to launch this new e-mail newsletter and announce a new member's benefit. 

FERMILAB FAMILY OPEN HOUSE - FEBRUARY 10; 1:00-5:00 PM - Fermilab Wilson Hall, Batavia, IL 

Come to the Fermilab Family Open House on Sunday, February 10, from 1:00-5:00 PM. This event is a great event for families and is most appropriate for children in grades 3 and up. Activities include shows, hands-on activities and tours (minimum age 10). Register only for tours. Event is free. Tell your friends. More information online: The open house is funded by an anonymous donor to FFSE. 



At the open house, for the first time, we invite you to the FFSE Member’s Lounge, open during the entire open house. In the lounge, we will have light snacks and beverages for you and your family. Take a break from the open house and mingle with fellow members. Our members include Fermilab scientists, staff, teachers and community members that share your interest in Fermilab and its educational efforts. The lounge will be on the second floor in the Comitium, just off the Art Gallery. Stop by the FFSE Membership table by the front door and we will direct you to the lounge. It will be staffed. You may find it convenient to leave items in the lounge too. We hope you can make it for the open house and chat with us in the Member’s Lounge. It will be a great time! If successful, a Member's Lounge could become a regular benefit at all FFSE-sponsored events. Let us know what you think. 


Thanks to an anonymous donor to FFSE, we are able to offer a high school science award to two students at any of the Kane and DuPage County high schools. Students are selected based on criteria determined at the school. Students receive a certificate of achievement, book and invitation to visit Fermilab. Letters are sent to all Kane and DuPage high school science department chairs, principals and superintendents in early March.  

Fermilab Education Office

Summer institutes and program workshops for teachers are listed online and through the Education Office e-Alert. Through your support, FFSE makes scholarships available for teachers to attend these programs, bring students on field trips and provide assistance for families to have their children take Science Adventure classes. The scholarship deadline is March 15, 2013. Details at:

Spring Science Adventure classes have begun. Openings are still available for some classes. 

Mark your calendar:

April 10, 2013; 5:30-8:30 STEM Career Expo for High School Students

April 14, 2013; 1:00 PM Wonders of Science Show

See our website for more information: 

Are you a Facebook user? Like the Education Office and Fermilab pages? Should FFSE have a page too? 

Fermilab News and Community Events 

Fermilab has a new vehicle for letting the community know about upcoming events. Many of these are FFSE and Education Office efforts. See this URL for a video compilation:

Susan Dahl  *  Fermiilab Friends for Science Education  *  President  *  *  630-840-3094


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