FSPA Officers 2017-2018: Thomas Carroll, Midhat Farooq, Aleena Rafique, Mônica Nunes, Xuan Chen, and Karl Warburton (left to right).

Who are we?

The Fermilab Student & Postdoc Association (FSPA) represents the community of early career researchers at Fermilab, including all students, postdocs, summer students, and interns.

What do we do?

We host social events throughout the year. And, we’re a great resource that’s available to you if you’ve got any questions or problems while you’re at Fermilab. Be sure to subscribe to our mailing list, fnalgrad@fnal.gov, and like us on Facebookto keep up to date on all of the goings on this year!

The FSPA mission

Each year, a core group of democratically elected officers oversees the utilization of funds allocated to FSPA by the Fermi Research Alliance (FRA), via the Fermilab Directorate, towards the accomplishment of two key aspects of the FSPA mission:

1. Support the community of young researchers at Fermilab

2. Act as liaison to the Fermilab directorate

Each year FSPA hosts traditional events, including the New Perspectives conference and annual Fermilab vs. Argonne Soccer Match, and cosponsors many smaller social events designed to engage the community of young persons local to Fermilab. FSPA also acts as custodian of long-lived documents, such as the Fermilab Guide to Life, and provides resources to Fermilab students and postdocs through maintenance of the FSPA webspace.