Fermilab celebrates Women's History Month in March
|Jane Wilson, wife of Fermilab's founding director Robert Wilson, was a community pioneer. Profiles of women at Fermilab are available on Fermilab's Women's History Web site.
Women at Fermilab have helped to shape the laboratory into what it is today.
Celebrate the contributions that women at Fermilab have made to the laboratory's science, culture, community and education at events throughout the month of March.
Join Fermilab's Diversity Office for a variety of lectures, discussions and interactive features as part of the laboratory's recognition of Women's History Month.
On March 3, 11 and 17, join women pioneers at Fermilab for lunchtime discussions of women throughout the '70s, '80s, '90s and beyond. Lunchtime talks take place from 12-1 p.m. in the One East conference room.
Celebrate International Women's Day on Monday, March 8. Women will staff some experiment control rooms, and Fermilab Director Pier Oddone will discuss the day's significance with CERN Director General Rolf Heuer via a videoconference in the Remote Operations Center.
On March 9, learn more about the barriers and obstacles girls face in learning about science, technology, engineering and math at a 1:30 p.m. lecture in Ramsey Auditorium. In her talk, "Gender, Race and Science Education," Sandra Hanson, a sociology professor from The Catholic Universities of America, will discuss the shortage of women in science. The talk is free and open to the public.
Join artist Virginia Broersma from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the second floor art gallery on Wednesday, March 10, for an artist lecture about her exhibit, "I Live in a Duplex." Broersma's paintings will remain on display in Fermilab's Art Gallery through May 3. Broersma will also be available at an artist reception the same day from 5-7 p.m. in the Art Gallery.
Finally, join artist Rose Moore on Tuesday, March 22, for an art lecture titled "Women as Classics of Art" from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. in Curia II.
Visit the Women's History Month Web site for more information.
-- Rhianna Wisniewski