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Carmela Luongo et al. “Progress on the Italian Summer Students Program at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory”

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Carmela Luongo et al. “Progress on the Italian Summer Students Program at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory”

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Carmela Luongo et al. "Progress on the Italian Summer Students Program at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory"

In this paper we describe the 9-week training program of Italian physics and engineering students and young graduates at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory of the United States. The program started in 1984 with 4 undergraduate physics students from the University of Pisa. Now, more than thirty years later, each year we are managing on average 30 trainees, who are distributed all over Fermilab as well as at some US Space Science laboratories. The program is now part of the extensive Fermilab educational effort and is a summer course of the University of Pisa, which acknowledges 6 ECTS to the interns. It is run by the Cultural Association of Italians at Fermilab under the sponsorship of Italian National Institute of Nuclear Physics and of the Italian Embassy in Washington. Detailed information is given on the students’ recruiting process, on the training programs and on how the trainee’s performance is evaluated. The success of our endeavour may suggest to colleagues interested in science education to repeat this experience elsewhere.

Proceedings of the Conference New Perspective on Science Education 2018, 22 May 2018 - 23 May 2018, Florence, Italy

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