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Chatham STEM Presents Prof. Halkiadakis; Offers Google Tour

The Alternative Press Staff

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 • 12:10am

CHATHAM, NJ - What does it take to win a Nobel Prize in physics?

To find out come to the Library of the Chathams on Friday, May 2 at 4:30-5:30 pm. ChathamSTEM will be hosting Eva Halkiadakis, Physicist and Associate Professor at Rutgers University. Prof. Halkiadakis is a High Energy Physics experimentalist currently working on the CMS (Compact Muon Solenoid) experiment at CERN. She will be discussing the latest physics research that led to the discovery of the Higgs Bosom.

You can also learn more about the fun and excitement of academic research, opportunities for internships and summer programs.

The event is free of charge. To register please visit: www.ChathamSTEM.org.

ChathamSTEM presents a free tour of the innovative and inspiring West Chelsea headquarters of Google on Friday, May 9 at 4:30 pm. 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 Ph.ds 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.

You can either meet the group at the Lobby of Google at 111 8th Avenue at 4:30 pm or at the Chatham Train Station at 3 pm. Participation is limited. Please 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.

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