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Fermilab to host STEM Career Expo for high school students

Fermilab
Fermilab

BATAVIA – High school students who are potentially interested in a career in the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) are invited to learn more about opportunities at the STEM Career Expo from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 17 at in the atrium of Fermilab's Wilson Hall.

Students will meet with STEM professionals and ask questions about STEM careers. In addition to Fermilab scientists and engineers, the STEM Career Expo will feature more than 100 professionals from more than 30 local companies and research organizations who will explain what they do, according to a news release.

But this is not a college or job fair, and is not about recruiting, according to organizer Susan Dahl of the Fermilab Office of Education and Public Outreach. 

Rather, she said, this is a chance for students to talk one-on-one with professionals working in their fields of interest. The expo will also include five panel discussions on STEM-related topics, with an opportunity for students to ask questions. 

“We hope students come away with a new view of the possibilities of finding careers in these fascinating fields, and a more realistic idea of the individuals working in these very relevant and fascinating jobs,” Dahl said.

The STEM Career Expo is free and open to all high school students. The expo is a collaborative event organized by the Fermilab Office of Education and Public Outreach and educators and career specialists from area schools. Sponsors include Fermilab Friends for Science Education, Batavia High School, Geneva Community High School, York High School and Yorkville High School. 

For more information, please visit http://ed.fnal.gov/programs/careerfair

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