Every summer, Fermilab offers a select group of students the opportunity to work with engineers and scientists. These students are matched with a research project and are given six weeks to complete it. At the end of the six weeks, students are required to share what they've done through an oral presentation.
This year, students conducted research on a number of different areas including Microwave Kinetic Inductance Detectors, the Pulsar II and VIPRAM chip, Liquid Argon in a Time Detection Chamber, and the piloting of the QuarkNet Radio Telescope. If you are interested in joining us next summer, visit the QuarkNet Internship info page. If you are interested in joining us next summer, visit the QuarkNet Internship info page.
This year's website is meant to accomplish several goals. It is here to be:
- An inside look at what the students accomplished this year.
- A resource for high school students who want to work on projects that require the same basic skills as this year's projects, as well as a resource for teachers.
- An antidote to the myth that high school students aren't smart enough to contribute to science in a meaningful way.