Fermilab: Bringing Science Education to You
Fermilab Education Program E-Alert — January 2014 - August 2014


Keep up to date with Fermilab’s new community newsletter

How would you like to have a handy calendar featuring all the public events at Fermilab, e-mailed directly to you once a month? We thought you might like that, so last month, we launched a new electronic community newsletter called Science Next Door. It includes information on everything we’re doing that you can attend, including tours, lectures, concerts, educational activities and volunteer opportunities. You can see January’s issue here: http://www.fnal.gov/pub/science_next_door. We’ll be sending this newsletter direct to your inbox starting with February’s issue. You can unsubscribe at any time by heading to this link: http://www.fnal.gov/pub/science_next_door/subscription.html.


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For more details on programs, follow any of these links from the home page:

"Quick Links to Programs" links to "Teacher Workshops." Use the "Calendar."

"Search Programs" lets you set the parameters for programs of interest to you. 

Use the "Educators" tab or follow the links listed below. 


Calendar • What we're planning 


For Families 

February 9 – Fermilab Family Open House 

February 15-16 – AAAS Family Science Days

April 6 – Wonders of Science

June 9 – Fermilab Outdoor Family Fair

For High School Students

April 23 – Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics High School Career Expo 


For Teachers 

February 14 (Deadline) – Teacher Research Associates Program at Fermilab 

March 28 (Deadline) – Scholarships Available 


Elementary Teachers 

June 16-18 – The Prairie – Our Heartland

June 19-20 – Insects at Work in Our World

July 28-August 1 – Phriendly Physics

Middle Level Teachers

July 14-18 – Beauty and Charm

July 21-25 – Particles and Prairies 

High School Teachers Summer Secondary Science Institutes

June 16-20 – Summer Secondary Physics Institute - Engineering Applications

June 23-27 – Summer Secondary Physics Institute - Electricity & Magnetism

June 23-27 – Summer Secondary Biology Institute


What we’re planning

Scholarships for Teacher Workshops & Transportation and Science Adventures

Funding for professional development for teachers and enrichment for students such as doing science in the field is becoming increasingly difficult for schools. Not all families have the opportunity to enroll students in science and math enrichment classes. Fermilab Friends for Science Education offers scholarships for teachers to attend summer workshops, assists with field trip transportation expenses and provides scholarships to families for student classes held at Fermilab. Application deadline is March 28, 2014.


Teacher Research Associates Program at Fermilab 

Appointments with the Teacher Research Associates (TRAC) program are available for Summer 2014. TRAC program goals are to provide outstanding science, mathematics, computer science and technology teachers with professional scientific, engineering or technical experiences through summer research opportunities. Participants can transfer their increased awareness and understanding of cutting-edge science and technology back to the classroom. The eight-week appointments have a stipend of $700 per week. See details on the website. Application deadline is February 14, 2014.  


Fermilab Family Open House

February 9 – 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

The FREE open house will be most appropriate for families with children in grades 3 and up. Tours restricted to those ages 10 and up. Go to the website to register for the tours. Watch the website for updates. 


Visit the Fermilab Education Office at Family Science Days at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual Meeting

February 15-16, 2014, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

Family Science Days are FREE and open to all. Explore interactive science exhibits, learn about cool science jobs, and have your questions answered by scientists! This free community science showcase features hands-on demos, shows, and other activities appropriate for K-12 children and their families. Hyatt Regency Chicago, 151 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, IlL 60601.   


Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics High School Career Expo

April 23 – 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. 

High school students from Kane, DuPage Counties are invited to meet scientists, engineers and technicians from many STEM careers. Ask career questions of the experts. Attend panels to learn more. The program at Fermilab’s Wilson Hall (high rise) is FREE with no registration required. Access posters from this site to let your students know about this event: http://ed.fnal.gov/programs/careerfair/posterpage.html


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Contact Program Staff

Marge Bardeen, mbardeen@fnal.gov

Susan Dahl, sdahl@fnal.gov

Spencer Pasero, spasero@fnal.gov 

Liz Quigg, liz@fnal.gov

Sue Sheehan, sheehan@fnal.gov