SuperHeroes in STEM Conference at Fermilab
Experts in STEM fields will guide you through hands-on activites, answer questions, and explain everything that you want to know about our work at Fermilab.
Choose from the following activity tracks:
T is for Tech: Join us in a scavenger’s hunt through Wilson Hall discovering new and fun technologies and their applications. You’ll team up to solve puzzles, riddles and challenges while learning about exciting technologies such as virtual and augmented reality, computational thinking concepts and more!
Mechanical Engineering: In this session, you will explore all the ways in which mass and motion are linked. You’ll work in groups to build a small car powered by a 5-lb weight. Test your car, race it against others, and find ways to make improvements. At the end of the session, one car will be named the Fastest at Fermilab!
Electrical Engineering: Ever wonder how a radio works? Build one yourself! Students will work in groups to pull electro-magnetic waves right out of the air! Then see what else a circuit can do...
Physics: Join us as we uncover the secrets of the universe! Neutrinos are the most abundant particle in the universe, and yet one of the most mysterious. They may hold the key to understanding why we’re here in this universe. In this session, we’ll have a hands-on experience demonstrating how scientists study neutrinos and use data from neutrino experiments to deduce the properties of neutrinos and the matter with which they interact.