Evergreen Park Community High School senior Ginny Miller was one of 18 students in Illinois chosen to work at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory for six weeks during the summer of 2013. Ginny worked in quality assurance for NOVA, Fermilab’s neutrino experiment in which she performed leak tests on the modules and presented her findings at weekly meetings.
She witnessed the first pieces being installed underground for the near detector and during the afternoon participated in classes in which she discussed Newton’s Cradle, programmed a robot, and much more. Ginny won the contest for the Newton’s Cradle in which her Celtic design was chosen, as well as winning the math contest. She met many scientists and had the opportunity to investigate a variety of STEM careers.