July 31, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
US/Central timezone

Spanish Outreach at Fermilab

Aug 3, 2017, 2:24 PM
Racetrack (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory)


Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

Presentation Diversity, Education and Outreach Diversity, Education, and Outreach


Dr Minerba Betancourt (Fermilab)


Approximately 15% of the people in the United States have Hispanic origins but is estimated than less than 10% of adults in this group have completed a bachelor’s degree or more. Fermilab’s outreach program now includes in-Spanish components of ask-a-scientist and tours to various Fermilab facilities, among others. The goal of these activities is to increase the participation of the Hispanic and Latino communities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics by showcasing real examples of lab employees, as well as graduate students and postdocs from Latin American and U.S. institutions that share their heritage. Examples of the above activities will be shown.

Primary author

Dr Minerba Betancourt (Fermilab)

Presentation materials