The National Accelerator Laboratory held their annual STEM career expo to give students a chance to learn about different career paths in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math.
“It’s a great chance for people to hear ‘I’ve heard this title, I don’t know what it means,’ so rather than going to a library or the internet to try and figure out what it means, you can talk to real live people and say what do you do on a daily basis, what does it mean to be an engineer or a scientist or all these field here are,” said Linda Valerio, Mechanical Engineer at Fermilab.
Laboratory technicians, acoustic engineers and geologists were just a few of the career experts present at the expo to answer students’ questions and stir up their interests.
“I know I want to do something in the STEM field, but I’m not sure what I want to do, so I thought looking around would be a good idea to find what my passion would be. Lubrications engineering is actually kind of interesting because no one thinks about it,” said BJ Llaneta, an attendee at the career expo.
The expo was free to all high school students and featured more than 30 businesses and organizations.
Naperville News 17’s Alyssa Bochenek reports.
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