Fellowships and Awards

Educational/Outreach Projects of Lederman Fellows
1990 – Present

These are projects the Lederman Fellows worked on for a small fraction of their time and in parallel with numerous Research projects.

1) Vaia Papadimitriou, CDF (11/90 – 9/94):

  • Taught at the “Saturday Morning Physics Program” – “Symmetry”.
  • Taught at the summer “Honors Student Program” – “Top Quark”.
  • Prepared booklet with edited summaries of the Saturday Morning Physics lectures to be distributed to the students in the end of the Saturday Morning Physics Program.
  • Prepared booklet on “Nobel Laureates in Particle Physics” to be distributed to the Saturday Morning Physics students in the end of the Program.
  • Tours and talks to visiting students at Fermilab.
  • Prepared a set of Physics questions/answers for Saturday Morning Physics students and other students to motivate them in thinking about Physics.

2) Tim McKay, SDSS (11/92 – 8/95):

  • Talks and tours to school groups visiting the Lab.
  • Worked with the Lederman Science Center on organizing a special event - a nighttime viewing of the Leonid Meteor shower in November 1993. This involved the broader community that was invited to the Lab for this purpose.
  • Worked with summer undergraduate students.

3) Kevin McFarland, NuTeV and CDF (1/94 – 1/98):

  • Taught at the “Saturday Morning Physics Program” – “Neutrinos”.
  • Helped launch the “Fermilab Teacher Fellowship” program which recruited High School teachers to the Lab to work on research projects for one year terms.
  • Visits to classrooms of local Schools.
  • Supervision of undergraduate students in the “Summer Internships in Science and Technology” (SIST) program.

4) Leo Bellantoni, KTeV (5/95 – 8/99):

  • Helped launch “Phriendly Physics”, an in-service training for Elementary School teachers.
  • Conducted a survey of Physics Teachers with respect to the Saturday Morning Physics Program.
  • Tours and talks to visiting students at Fermilab.

5) Jay Dittmann, CDF (1/99 – 8/03):

  • Supervised Fermilab summer intern students.
  • Member of the SIST Committee (Summer Internships in Science and Technology).
  • Invited Lecturer for the Fermilab Summer Lecture Series – “High Energy Physics”, “Collider Physics”, “Detectors”.
  • Tours and talks to visiting students at Fermilab.
  • Judge on Science Fairs.
  • Mentoring grade school children at Fermilab for “Daughters and Sons to Work” day.

6) Breese Quinn, D0 (7/00 – 12/03):

  • Participated in workshops organized by Fermilab Public Affairs on the planning for a “Fermilab Visitor Center”.
  • Helped organize the new “D0 tour center” for visitors.
  • Filmed video segments for some of the Lederman Science Center displays.
  • Tours and talks to visiting groups at Fermilab.

7) Natalia Kuznetsova, CDF (9/01 – 7/03):

  • Taught at the “Saturday Morning Physics Program” – “Special and General Relativity”.
  • In collaboration with the Lederman Science Center, another Lederman Fellow and a local teacher launched the “Girls’ Scientific Salon”, a project for Middle School girls who would come to Fermilab’s Lederman Science Center one Saturday every few months and participate in various fun science activities (e.g. the physics of cooking, the physics of ballet), as well as tour Fermilab and talk to female scientists.
  • Visits to local Elementary and High Schools at “career days”. Leading discussions on what’s like like to be a scientist and what Fermilab does.
  • Tours, talks and demonstrations to visiting groups at Fermilab (school groups, teachers, general public).
  • Participation in outreach/education sessions at the APS meetings.

8) Bonnie Fleming, MiniBooNE (10/01 – 6/04):

  • Taught at the “Saturday Morning Physics Program” – “Detectors”.
  • In collaboration with the Lederman Science Center, another Lederman Fellow and a local teacher launched the “Girls’ Scientific Salon”, a project for Middle School girls who would come to Fermi lab’s Lederman Science Center one Saturday everyfew months and participate in various fun science activities (e.g. the physics of cooking, the physics of ballet), as well as tour Fermilab and talk to female scientists.
  • Visits to local Elementary and High Schools at “career days”. Leading discussions on what’s like to be a scientist and what Fermilab does.
  • Tours and talks to visiting groups at Fermilab (school groups, teachers, general public).
  • Member of the SIST Committee (Summer Internships in Science and Technology).

9) Brigitte Vachon, D0 (3/04 – 8/04):

  • Taught at the “Saturday Morning Physics Program” – “From Experimental Data to Physics Results”.
  • Tours and talks to visiting students at Fermilab.
  • Member of the D0 committee on the “D0 tour center”.
  • Contact person for D0 tours and tour guide for the D0 experiment.

10) Wade Fisher, D0 and CMS (5/05 – Present):

  • Career counseling at the University of Minnesota for freshman and sophomore students who are considering studying physics. Lunchtime Q&A session with small groups of students who are curious or concerned about a career in physics. Plan to expand soon to the University of Chicago.


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