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Fermilab to host virtual STEM Career Expo

Students attend the 2019 STEM Career Fair at Fermilab.
Students attend the 2019 STEM Career Fair at Fermilab.

The U.S. Department of Energy's Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, or Fermilab, is hosting its annual STEM Career Expo online this year.

According to a news release, the expo will allow high school students to learn more about the field, and what college courses are necessary for a STEM career.

The recorded panel discussions are available online now on the STEM Career Expo webpage.

Student can visit the page to hear from professionals working in fields that they might pursue in the coming years. This year's online expo features 25 professionals from 16 local companies and research organizations working in STEM fields such as aerospace engineering, bioinformatics, cryogenics engineering, data dissemination, experience design and neutrino physics, the release stated.

"We want to offer the recorded panels to encourage students to keep striving and aiming to work in a STEM career and to use STEM knowledge and skills to solve current and future problems,” stated Fermilab Office of Education and Public Outreach’s Susan Dahl, who organized the expo along with volunteer educators.

The expo is a collaborative event organized by the Fermilab Office of Education and Public Outreach and educators and career specialists from area schools, the release stated.

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