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Education Office: Spencer Pasero, Education Program Leader

Spencer Pasero is an Education Program Leader at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. He administers and coordinates a variety of Fermilab programs, including staff development programs for K-12 teachers, physics and physical science programs for K-12 students, undergraduate internship programs, and special events for families and students at the Lab.

Prior to joining Fermilab, Spencer taught chemistry at York Community High School in Elmhurst. He holds an M.S. from Northern Illinois University in Educational Research and Evaluation. His thesis was a study on the effects of a pilot physics-first high school curriculum sequence on student attitude toward and achievement in science.

While earning a B.S. in Chemistry and a B.S. in the Teaching of Chemistry from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Spencer worked as an evaluator for the Visualization in Chemistry (ChemViz) Project of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), and as an undergraduate research assistant for the Merit Program for Emerging Scholars. He also worked for seven semesters as a teaching assistant in General Chemistry.

While earning a B.S. in Chemistry and a B.S. in the Teaching of Chemistry from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Spencer worked for seven semesters as a teaching assistant in General Chemistry. He also worked as an evaluator for the Visualization in Chemistry (ChemViz) Project of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), and as an undergraduate research assistant for the Merit Program for Emerging Scholars. After leaving UIUC, Spencer taught high school chemistry and physical science for two and one-half years before coming to Fermilab.

Fermilab Education Office ♦ P.O. Box 500, MS 226 ♦ Batavia, IL 60510-0500
630-840-3076 ♦ 630-840-8248 (FAX) ♦ email:spasero@fnal.gov