Fermilab Today July 07 - July 11, 2014

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Outdoor Soccer
Outdoor Soccer is on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 pm 9:00 pm at the Village Soccer Field. Please contact O'Sheg Oshinowo for more information.

Deadline approaching for onsite housing requests for fall 2014 & spring 2015
Monday, July 14, is the deadline for submitting your request for reservations for onsite houses, apartments, and dormitory rooms for the remainder of 2014 and the spring of 2015. Requests can be made for any period and need not commence on any particular date. Please make your request to the Housing Office at 630.840.3777 or housing@fnal.gov. Individual requests can be made by using our Online Housing Request form at http://fess.fnal.gov/accommodations/housing_request.html. Requests for multiple housing units are best handled by direct email to housing@fnal.gov.

Fermilab Prairie Plant Survey
You can be a Citizen Scientists at Fermilab. Help us gather valuable data on prairie plant populations. It's not difficult. With a little practice, you will be able to use our equipment to identify prairie plants, map a prairie plot and enter your data in our website. Join our experts as we track restoration progress along. Suggested age is 10 and older. Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Public Dates: Wednesday, July 23 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM - Saturday, August 9 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM - Location: Lederman Science Center. For more information and registration, see the calendar at ed.fnal.gov

Scottish country dancing at Ramsey Auditorium Tuesday evenings
Scottish country dancing is meeting Tuesday evenings in Ramsey Auditorium for the summer. Dancing from 7:30 to 10 p.m. The times on summer Tuesdays in Ramsey Auditorium will be the same. The group is usually taught by Doug Jensen. Newcomers are always welcome and are paired with experienced dancers -- no need to come with a partner. For more information email folkdance@fnal.gov or check http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/scottishdance/ or call 630-840-8194 or 630-584-0825.

International folk dancing Thursday evenings at Ramsey Auditorium
International folk dancing meets Thursday evenings through the summer at Ramsey Auditorium. Dancing runs from 7:30 to 10 p.m. and newcomers are always welcome. There is instruction and dances for children and newer dancers early and request dancing later on. For more information, email folkdance@fnal.gov or check http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/folkdance/ or call 630-584-0825 or 630-840-8194

Fermi Days at Six Flags Great America
Fermilab Days at Six Flags Great America on 7/12, 7/13, 8/2 or 8/3 (valid one day only). $33 (age 3 and older/no processig fee). Go to www.sixflags.com. Choose a park (Six Flags Great America). Enter Promo Code (Fermi) in upper right hand corner. Tickets are Print and Go from your computer. Pre-purchase parking online and save $3. Hurricane Harbor requires an additional fee, FREE with season pass. Guests 2 years and younger are admitted free. For more info contact Jeanne in the Wellness Office at jecker@fnal.gov or x2548.

Employee Appreciation Day at Hollywood Palms Cinema
Every Tuesday is Fermilab Employee Appreciation Day at Hollywood Palms Cinema, Bar & Eatery. Free admission for you and one guest. Bring your employee badge and I.D. to the box office. One item(food/beverage) minimum purchase per person and $3 studio charge for 3D movies applies. Hollywood Palms is located at 352 S. Rt. 59, Naperville. For showtimes visit www.hollywoodpalmscinema.com.

Fermilab Lecture Series Presents Technology for Advanced Neural Prostheses (aka Bionic Eyes!) - July 11, 2014
As the desire for more sophisticated neural prostheses increases, technology is challenged to meets those needs. In particular, central nervous system prostheses such as those being proposed for the substitution of vision are expected to utilize hundreds of channels of artificial neural connections to the brain. Current technology for electrodes, transcutaneously powered implants, and neural coding strategies does not fulfill the anticipated needs. Dr. Philip Troyk is a Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the Illinois Institute of Technology. He will discuss the latest technology in his talk on Fridayt, July 11 @ 8 pm. Tickets available at x2787, at Atrium Desk or www.fnal.gov/culture