FRA leverages its resources and relationships to promote Fermilab’s mission and to create scientific and economic growth. FRA garners support for the lab through its relationships with community, city, academic and business leaders, as well as by educating federal policymakers about the labs’ scientific advancements.
As appropriate, FRA guides Fermilab toward partnerships which enhance development of the regional workforce, technologies, and economy through local STEM-education programs, piloting technology deployment for regional challenges and procurement actions. FRA’s federal relations teams works to support funding for the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science and engages with the State of Illinois government to support the Fermilab mission.
Boosting Illinois State
From its founding in 1967, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) has had a signiﬁcant impact on Chicago and Illinois; more recently, the laboratory is engaged in Western South Dakota via the Long Baseline Neutrino Facility hosting the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment. A U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science laboratory managed by the Fermi Research Alliance, a partnership of the University of Chicago and the Universities Research Association, Fermilab attracts visitors, funding, and jobs by seeking answers to the universe’s greatest mysteries, training the next generation of scientists, and pioneering innovative technologies.