Fermilab: Bringing Science Education to You
Education Program E-Alert — January – August 2013
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Calendar • What we're planning
February 10 – Fermilab Family Open House
April 14 – Wonders of Science
June 9 – Family Outdoor Activity Fair
For High School Students
February 15 (Deadline) – Application period for Teacher Research Associates Program at Fermilab
March 15 (Deadline) – Scholarships Available
June 17-19 – The Prairie – Our Heartland
June 20-21 – Insects at Work in Our World
July 29-August 2 – Phriendly Physics
Middle Level Teachers
July 15-19 – Beauty and Charm
July 22-26 – Particles and Prairies
High School Teachers – Summer Secondary Science Institutes
June 10-14 – Summer Secondary Chemistry Institute - Introductory Topics
June 17-21 – Summer Secondary Physics Institute - Mechanics
June 24-28 – Summer Secondary Physics Institute - Waves, Sound, and Optics
June 24-28 – 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 15, 2013.
Teacher Research Associates Program at Fermilab
Appointments with the Teacher Research Associates (TRAC) program are available for Summer 2013. 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 15, 2013.
Fermilab Family Open House
February 10 – 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Join us for this party for children who bring an adult with them. Learn about the world of physics. (There's plenty for grown-ups too.) Take a tour to see the Cockcroft-Walton accelerator, linear accelerator gallery, and Main Control Room. Explore physics concepts with hands-on activities. Ask a scientist your physics questions. Enjoy exciting science demonstration shows. The open house will be most appropriate for families with children in grades 3 and up. Tours restricted to those ages 10 and up. The program is free, but registration is encouraged. Contact email@example.com with questions.
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics High School Career Expo
April 10 – 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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