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Editor's note: this article was originally posted on Fermilab's website.

How does one go about becoming a scientist? What courses in college will help you become a mechanical engineer? Where could you get a job as a math major? What is the daily life of a computer engineer really like?

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory offers its popular annual Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Career Expo again this year — this time online. The recorded panel discussions are available online now on the STEM Career Expo webpage. Visit the page to hear from professionals working in fields that students might pursue in the coming years.

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This year’s online expo features 25 professionals from 16 local companies and research organizations working in STEM fields such as aerospace engineering, bioinformatics, cryogenics engineering, data dissemination, experience design and neutrino physics. See the full list on the STEM Career Expo webpage.

“We want to offer the recorded panels to encourage students to keep striving and aiming to work in a STEM career and to use STEM knowledge and skills to solve current and future problems,” said Fermilab Office of Education and Public Outreach’s Susan Dahl, who organized the expo along with volunteer educators.

The expo is a collaborative event organized by the Fermilab Office of Education and Public Outreach and educators and career specialists from area schools. Sponsors include Fermilab Friends for Science Education and DuPage, Kane, and Kendall County schools.

Fermilab’s education and outreach programs are supported by the Department of Energy Office of Science.

Fermilab is supported by the Office of Science of the U.S. Department of Energy. The Office of Science is the single largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the United States and is working to address some of the most pressing challenges of our time. For more information, visit science.energy.gov.