ChathamSTEM will host Eva Halkiadakis, physicist and associate professor at Rutgers University, on Friday at the Library of the Chathams from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Halkiadakis is a High Energy Physics experimentalist currently working on the CMS (Compact Muon Solenoid) experiment at CERN. She will discuss the latest physics research that led to the discovery of the Higgs Bosom.
The event is free of charge. To register, visit www.ChathamSTEM.org.
ChathamSTEM will also present a free tour of Google headquarters in West Chelsea on Friday, May 9 at 4:30 p.m.
You can meet the group in the lobby of Google at 111 8th Avenue at 4:30 p.m. or at the Chatham Train Station at 3 p.m.
Get a close-up look at Google's 3D maps and even zoom in on Mars. The tour will be led by two Chatham residents who each have PhDs in computer science.
The tour is part of ChathamSTEM's ongoing effort to broaden the science and technology education of the students of Chatham and surrounding neighborhoods. The visit will be chaperoned by Chatham parents.
Participation is limited. Register at www.ChathamSTEM.org.
ChathamSTEM is a network of parents, professionals, students and educators whose goal is to promote excellence in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (“STEM”) education. We are dedicated to partnering with local schools and other organizations to create and enhance STEM-oriented educational opportunities as part of a student’s path towards college and career readiness, and to develop effective STEM programs and initiatives that engage students and educators. ChathamSTEM is also committed to bridging the gender gap in STEM education and sharing STEM-related opportunities with underprivileged students and communities.