Diversity & 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

Inclusion Matters: Unpacking Bias. Building Inclusion.

Biases, conscious or unconscious, are learned social stereotypes that have real effects in the workplace. This series explores individual, organizational and societal factors that influence the intersection of diversity, equity and inclusion. Participants will be challenged to examine their assumptions, increase their awareness, and consider the impact of their actions and inactions. This series is designed to provide practical tools and resources that interrupt bias and promote workplace inclusion.

D&I Spotlights

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International Partners

More than 4,000 scientists from around the world use Fermilab’s world-leading scientific infrastructure for their research, including its particle accelerators, detectors, and computers. This total includes scientists from 52 countries as well as about 2,500 scientists from over 220 U.S. institutions in 42 states, plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. More »