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Excursions

Wednesday, Nov. 1

Illinois Institute of Technology 

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1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us on a trolley ride down Michigan Avenue and famous Lake Shore Drive for a look inside Illinois Institute of Technology's prototyping and energy research labs.

The Wanger Institute for Sustainable Energy Research (WISER) is home to the nation's first functional microgrid. WISER works with students and faculty across disciplines to improve the quality of life in our nation while preserving the natural resources and the environment for future generations.

State-of-the-art rapid prototyping lab, The Idea Shop, is where students transform ideas into reality with 3-D printers, 3-D scanners, CNC milling machines, a vacuum former, and a laser cutter.

It's one-part entrepreneurial center and one-part gathering place, with full-time staff dedicated to testing the limits of student imagination.

 


Saturday, Nov. 4

IMSA/Fermilab

8:00 am - 1:30 pm

The mission of IMSA, the world’s leading teaching and learning laboratory for imagination and inquiry, is to ignite and nurture creative, ethical, scientific minds that advance the human condition, through a system distinguished by profound questions, collaborative relationships, personalized experiential learning, global networking, generative use of technology and pioneering outreach.

IMSA offers a uniquely challenging education for Illinois students in grades 10 -12 talented in the areas of mathematics and science.

Fermilab is America's particle physics and accelerator laboratory.

Since 1967, Fermilab has worked to answer fundamental questions and enhance understanding of everything we see around us. As the United States' premier particle physics laboratory, we do science that matters. We work on the world's most advanced particle accelerators and dig down to the smallest building blocks of matter. We also probe the farthest reaches of the universe, seeking out the nature of dark matter and dark energy.

Fermilab's 1,750 employees include scientists and engineers from all around the world. Fermilab collaborates with more than 20 countries on physics experiments based in the United States and elsewhere.

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