Hep Outreach Programs
Fermi Summer Interns Program in Science
The Department of High Energy Physics reaches out to local students through its outreach program. Each summer, we welcome local students from Chicago Public Schools to our campus for a week of lectures from faculty members and hands-on exercises using current hardware and software. In years past, we have also set up longer experiments at individual schools.

Click on the links below to find more information about the students involved and reference information about their projects.

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The HEP Outreach Program is made possible with support from the National Science Foundation.
Expanding Your Horizons
Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) is a one day symposium for middle school girls showing them the exciting and diverse experiences science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers have to offer. Volunteers from the Chicago STEM community organize short, hands-on workshops to directly engage with the girls at a critical time in their development. EYH is a nationally recognized program and the University of Chicago is proud bring it to the Windy City!

Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics
The Midwest Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiP) at The University of Chicago is a four-day regional conference for undergraduate physics majors. The goal of CUWiP is to encourage undergraduate women as they begin their careers in physics. The conference will provide information about graduate school, professions in physics and access to other women at various stages of their careers. The program includes research talks by female physicists, a tour of a national lab, panel discussions on getting involved with research as an undergraduate, applying to graduate school, a poster session and more.




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