Diversity and inclusion

Our goal is to provide an environment where we leverage the best local, national, and international talent to contribute to our research and our innovations.

“At Fermilab we strive for excellence in our scientific research, research collaborations, user experience and workforce teams. Diversity of thought, culture and human identity accelerate the laboratory’s research excellence.”

Nigel Lockyer, director


Laboratory statement of diversity

Fermilab develops, implements and maintains purposeful and intentional strategic initiatives to support a respectful organizational culture and intellectually diverse workplace. Our workforce and community collaborations advance the laboratory’s mission and accountability to welcome and excite diverse national and global talent. Our hallmarks include sharing knowledge, strengthening professional networks, and assuring equity and inclusion for each member of the lab community.

Why diversity

A workplace culture of inclusion:

  • promotes a cohesive environment which positively impacts productivity, morale and innovation
  • fosters respect and values each employee’s contributions
  • welcomes the experiences, perspectives and strengths of a diverse workforce to drive teamwork, innovation, critical analysis and creativity