EPHS senior Miller wins time at Fermilab
August 22, 2013 12:58PM
Evergreen Park Community High School senior Ginny Miller was one of 18 Illinois students chosen to work at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory for six weeks during summer. | Supplied photo
Updated: September 26, 2013 6:14AM
Evergreen Park Community High School senior Ginny Miller was chosen to work at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory as one of 18 Illinois students.
Miller 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.
Miller witnessed the first pieces being installed underground for the near detector. During the afternoon Miller participated in classes in which she discussed Newton’s Cradle and programmed a robot.
Miller won the math contest and the contest for the Newton’s Cradle in which her Celtic design was chosen.
Miller met many scientists and had the opportunity to investigate a variety of careers.