Finding Aid of the Institutional Records: Jefferson Lab Office of Science Education

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Repository: Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility
  Jefferson Lab Archives
  12000 Jefferson Ave., Room L203A
  Newport News, VA 23606
  Phone: (757) 269-7805
  Fax: (757) 269-5427
  Email: history@jlab.org
  https://www.jlab.org/info_resources/archives
Creator: Jefferson Lab Office of Science Education, Cynthia Lockwood
Title: Institutional Records: Office of Science Education
Dates: 1980s - present day
Size: Analog: 3 Archival CD boxes (115 Discs), 1 Hollinger document case, 1 half-Hollinger document case, 3 oversize archival boxes, 1 artifact box; 8.44 linear feet
Digital: 8 files, 2.8MB
Materials in collection: Compact disks, programs, informational handouts, t-shirts
Abstract: The Office of Science Education regularly gives lectures to the public and staff with topics of a more interactive nature to aid in understanding of concepts of higher physics
Identification number: JL.012
Location: The digital collection is located in the Jefferson Lab Document Management System. Non-digital items are located in the Jefferson Lab Archives
Language: English

Historical Sketch

The Office of Science Education is an outreach program to get children and members of the community interested in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) professions as well as what is done here at Jefferson Lab. Through a practical and engaging approach for explaining concepts, the Office of Science Education reaches out to the local community, students and teachers to ensure STEM engagement for the future.


Scope and Content

Consisting of compact discs made of various presentations between 1990 – 2004 from the Science Education Series, presentations on television channel 47, Newport News Public Schools; Science Education t-shirts, and various other materials, this collection encompasses many different mediums.

The collection is considered a ‘living collection’, therefore has regular additions.

Recently (2017) Cynthia Lockwood, formerly of the Jefferson Lab Communications Office, Event Services division, generously donated t-shirts from various Science Bowls.


Arrangement

This collection has four series. The series are arranged by order of accession.

Series I: Compact Disks. This series is arranged in series order number from the first presentation. Starting in the fall of 2002, the program was aired on local television channel 47, NNPS-TV (Newport News Public Schools – TV). Those airings are on discs as well and within the collection.

Series II: Science Bowl. Housed in the Hollinger document boxes, this series has the handbooks and many of the scores for the Science Bowls hosted by Jefferson Lab.

Series III: Miscellany. Various materials disseminated through outreach programs and during classes for students and teachers.

Series IV: T-shirts. This series has t-shirts from Science Bowl, BEAMS, and Deaf Science Camp.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

  • The digital collection may be used solely for noncommercial educational and research purposes by researchers and historians. Please contact the history@jlab.org if you would like to use the collection.

Use Restrictions

  • Jefferson Lab is providing access to the materials in the JLAB History Project's collections solely for noncommercial educational and research purposes. The unauthorized use, including, but not limited to, publication of the materials without the prior written permission of Jefferson Lab is strictly prohibited. All inquiries regarding permission to publish should be submitted in writing to the Archivist. In addition to permission from Jefferson Lab, permission of the copyright owner (if not Jefferson Lab) and/or any holder of other rights (such as publicity and/or privacy rights) may also be required for reproduction, publication, distribution, and other uses. Responsibility for making an independent legal assessment of any item and securing any necessary permissions rests with the persons desiring to publish the item. Jefferson Lab makes no warranties as to the accuracy of the materials or their fitness for a particular purpose.

Controlled Access Terms

Becoming Enthusiastic About Math and Science (BEAMS)
Community Outreach
Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility (CEBAF)
Grunder, Hermann (Collection # JL.002-1)
Hampton, Brita
Introduce a Girl to Engineering
Jefferson Lab (JLab)
Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (TJNAF)
Newport News City (Collection # JL.011)
Newport News Public Schools (NNPS)
Science Bowl
Science Camp for Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Summer Poster Session (Collection # JL.009)


Administration Information

Preferred Citation: 
[Identification of Item], Box [insert number], Disk [insert number and title], Science Education Series, Jefferson Lab
Archives, Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, 12000 Jefferson Ave., Room L203A, Newport News, VA, 23606

Acquisition Information:
This collection was acquired from the Library, with additional t-shirts donated by Cynthia Lockwood

Processing History:
This collection was processed by Melissa Erlandson. The initial processing occurred in January, 2016. Additional materials were added and processed in September, 2017.

Acknowledgement:
This collection was supported in part by a grant from the History Programs, American Institute of Physics.


Box and Container Listing 

Box 1
Series I: Compact Disks

  • Disk 1: Series 1, No. 1: 27 September 1990: “What is CEBAF all about?”
  • Disk 2: Series 2, No. 2: 25 October 1990: “Where’s the Beach?”
  • Disk 3: Series 3, No. 3: 12 December 1990: “Superconducting BAYCO Bits”
  • Disk 4: Series 4, No. 4: 22 January 1991: “Is something wrong with the  weatherman?”
  • Disk 5: Series 5, No. 5: 6 March 1991: “Explore the world of scientific computing live!”
  • Disk 6: Series 6, No. 6: 14 May 1991: “Investigating Earth’s atmosphere”
  • Disk 7: Series 9, No. 9: 11 December 1991: “Magnets and their attraction for technology”
  • Disk 8: Series 11, No. 11: 20 February 1992: “From acne to suntan: dermatology for the teenager”
  • Disk 9: Series 13, No. 13-1: date unlisted: “Physics in everyday life”
  • Disk 10: Series 13, No. 13-2: date unlisted: “Physics in everyday life”
  • Disk 11: Series 14, No. 14: 14 May 1992: “Physical fitness and everyone else, too”
  • Disk 12: Series 15, No 15-1: 30 September 1992: “Microphones and telescopes: How does the world work?”
  • Disk 13: Series 15, No 15-2: 30 September 1992: “Microphones and telescopes: How does the world work?”
  • Disk 14: Series 16, No. 16: date unlisted: “Do you remember when?: 100,000 years ago on the peninsula”
  • Disk 15: Series 18, No. 18: 2 December 1992: “Avoiding environmental problems”
  • Disk 16: Series 20, No. 20: 16 February 1993: “CEBAF BEAMS Program”
  • Disk 17: Series 21-1, No. 21: date unlisted: “Demonstrating the laws of physics”
  • Disk 18: Series 21-2, No. 21: date unlisted: “Demonstrating the laws of physics”
  • Disk 19: Series 22, No. 22: 20 April 1993: “Jellyfish: the big sting”
  • Disk 20: Series 24, No. 24 – 28 August 1993: “Much ado about (almost) nothing”
  • Disk 21: Series 26, No. 26: 16 November 1993: “Finding subatomic particles at CEBAF”
  • Disk 22: Series 27, No. 27: 7 December 1993: “Cloning: the science behind Jurassic Park”
  • Disk 23: Series 28, No 28: 11 January 1994: “Pollution sleuthing using an accelerator”
  • Disk 24: Series 29, No. 29: 15 February 1994: “Oysters: A Chesapeake controversy”
  • Disk 25: Series 30, No. 30: 19 April 1994: “CEBAF: the world in a class of soda pop”
  • Disk 26: Series 31, No. 31: 25 May 1994: “Exploring submarine volcanoes: A new frontier”
  • Disk 27: Series 33, No. 33: 27 October 1994: “Becoming enlightened about light”
  • Disk 28: Series 34, No. 34: 9 November 1994: “Collisions of comets and asteroids
  • Disk 29: Series 35, No. 35: 13 December 1994: “Lowering the boom!”
  • Disk 30: Series 36, No. 26: 11 January 1995: “Earth on fire: the environmental impact of global burning!”
  • Disk 31: Series 37, No. 37: 14 February 1994: “Waste: You just can’t throw it away”
  • Disk 32: Series 38, No. 38: 1995: “Remote control with computers”
  • Disk 33: Series 39. No. 39: 4 April 1995: “AIDS: The science, the impact”
  • Disk 34: Series 40, No. 40: 26 September 1995: “Exploring the microwave universe”
  • Disk 35: Series 41, No. 41: 17 October 1995: “How memory works”
  • Disk 36: Series 42, No. 42: 14 November 1995: “Interpreting data from particle detectors”
  • Disk 37: Series 43, No. 43: date unlisted: “CEBAF: Lightning and severe storms”
  • Disk 38: Series 44, No. 44: 23 January 1996: “CEBAF: Atlantis in the Chesapeake”
  • Disk 39: Series 45, No. 45: 27 February 1996: “CEBAF: Lasers and ultrafast optical phenomena”
  • Disk 40: Series 47, No. 47: 17 April 1996: “CEBAF: Space shuttle science”
  • Disk 41: Series 49, No. 49: 23 October 1996: “Mechanical Properties of soda cans”
  • Disk 42: Series 51, No. 51: date unlisted: “Interactive computer games and animation”
  • Disk 43: Series 54, No. 54: 18 March 1997: “Detecting Einstein’s gravity waves”
  • Disk 44: Series 55, No. 55: 29 April 1997: “Symmetry – from kaleidoscopes”
  • Disk 45: Series 57, No. 57: 15 October 1997: “Physics IQ test”
  • Disk 46: Series 58, No. 58: 18 November 1997: “Adventures in science”
  • Disk 47: Series 60, No. 60: 13 January 1998: “Polymers, foams and gels”
  • Disk 48: Series 62, No. 62: 11 March 1998: “Creating a star on Earth”
  • Disk 49: Series 63, No. 63: 15 December 1998: “Clocks and timekeeping”
  • Disk 50: Series 64, No. 64: 9 February 1999: “Holograms”
  • Disk 51: Series 65, No. 65: 9 March 1999: “Which way is up?”
  • Disk 52: Series 66, No. 66: 22 April 1999: “Science entertainment”
  • Disk 53: Series 67, No. 67: 12 October 1999: “Physics circus”
  • Disk 54: Series 68, No. 68: 9 December 1999: “A chemical musical”
  • Disk 55: Series 69, No. 69: 15 February 2000: “Mars mission and the search for life”
  • Disk 56: Series 70, No. 70: 14 March 2000: “Radiation: What is it and how can it affect me?”
  • Disk 57: Series 71, No. 71: 17 October 2000: “New light on poison mud”

Box 2

  • Disk 1: Series 72, No. 72: 14 November 2000: “Molecules are everywhere”
  • Disk 2: Series 74, No. 74: date unlisted: “The science and technology behind television”
  • Disk 3: Series 75: date unlisted: “Iceland: Dynamic land of fire and ice”
  • Disk 4: Series 76, No. 76: date unlisted: “Science on stage”
  • Disk 5: Series 77: No. 77: date unlisted: “The physics of baseball”
  • Disk 6: Series 80: No. 80: date unlisted: “Superconducting technology”
  • Disk 7: Series 82, No. 82: 14 July 1994: “Accelerator physics”
  • Disk 8: Series 83, No. 83: 18 August 1994: “Accelerator and the future”
  • Disk 9: Series 85, No. 85-1: Fall 2002: “Chemistry – it’s more than puffs and bangs”
  • Disk 10: Series 85, No. 85-2: Fall 2002: “Chemistry – it’s more than puffs and bangs”
  • Disk 11: Series 87, No. 87-1: Fall 2002: “Dinosaur extinctions and giant asteroids”
  • Disk 12: Series 87, No. 87-2: Fall 2002: “Dinosaur extinctions and giant asteroids”
  • Disk 13: Series 88, No. 88: 26 February 2003: “Hunting for quarks in ordinary matter”
  • Disk 14: Series 89, No. 89: 25 March 2003: “Comic book physics”
  • Disk 15: Series 90, No. 90-1: 7 October 2003: “Multi-million dollar forgeries exposed”
  • Disk 16: Series 90, No. 90-2: 7 October 2003: “Multi-million dollar forgeries exposed”
  • Disk 17: Series 91, No. 91-1: 5 November 2003: “Strange matters: Science headlines from the 21st century”
  • Disk 18: Series 91, No. 91-2: 5 November 2003: “Strange matters: Science headlines from the 21st century”
  • Disk 19: Series 92, No. 92-1: 9 December 2003: “The physics of baseball 2”
  • Disk 20: Series 92, No. 92-2: 9 December 2003: “The physics of baseball 2”
  • Disk 21: Series 93, No. 93-1: 24 February 2004: “Worlds beyond The Matrix”
  • Disk 22: Series 93, No. 93-2: 24 February 2004: “World beyond The Matrix”
  • Disk 23: Series 94, No. 94-1: 9 March 2005: “The physics of stock car racing”
  • Disk 24: Series 94, No. 94-2: 9 March 2005: “The physics of stock car racing”
  • Disk 25: Series 95, No. 95-1: 23 March 2004: “Understand flight: A physical description of how airplanes fly”
  • Disk 26: Series 95, No. 95-1: 23 March 2004: “Understand flight: A physical description of how airplanes fly”
  • Disk 27: Series 96, No. 96-1: 20 April 2004: “The hidden world of technology”
  • Disk 28: Series 96, No. 96-2: 20 April 2004: “The hidden world of technology”
  • Disk 29: Series 97, No. 97-1: 23 November 2004: “Jefferson Lab: What’s for dinner?”
  • Disk 30: Series 97, No. 97-2: 23 November 2004: “Jefferson Lab: What’s for dinner?”
  • Disk 31: Series 98, No. 98-1: 16 March 2005: “Einstein’s biggest blunder”
  • Disk 32: Series 98, No. 98-2: 16 March 2005: “Einstein’s biggest blunder”
  • Disk 33: Series 99, No. 99-1: 22 March 2005: “A living history of Marie Curie”
  • Disk 34: Series 99, No. 99-2: 22 March 2005: “A living history of Marie Curie”
  • Disk 35: Series 103, No. 103: date unlisted: “Guided tour of Infrared (FEL Project)
  • Disk 36: Series 104/105, No. 104/105: 7 July 1994: “Quarks, Gluons, and all that! (Take 1, Take 2)”
  • Disk 37: A Collection of Beam Instrumentation Workshops: Workshops 1 – 9; held 1989 - 2000

Box 3 (VHS that have been converted to DVD. Labeled as “Tape 1”, etc.)

  • Tape 1: The BEAMS Program, 1991
  • Tape 2: BEAMS, slow bike race, 1 March 1991
  • Tape 3: BEAMS TV Segments: WVEC, 19 April 1991; WTKR, 1 May 1991
  • Tape 4: BEAMS Segment, WVEC, 19 April 1991
  • Tape 5: BEAMS TV Segments; WVEC 19 April 1991; WTKR, 1 May 1991
  • Tape 6: BEAMS “Live at 5” segment, WTKR, 1 May 1991
  • Tape 7: "A Science Series Presentation Two Centuries Old" College of William & Mary professors Hans C. von Baeyer and John L. McKnight, part 1 of 2
  • Tape 7: "A Science Series Presentation Two Centuries Old" College of William & Mary professors Hans C. von Baeyer and John L. McKnight, part 2 of 2
  • Tape 8: WTKR Channel 3, “Insights”, 15 April 1992
  • Tape 9: CEBAF Special: See how they learn; WVEC and WTKR, 15 April 1992
  • Tape 10: BEAMS highlight video, with errors; 11 September 1992
  • Tape 11: BEAMS highlight video, 11 September 1992
  • Tape 12: Hermann Grunder, 13 August 1993
  • Tape 13: Guided tour of Infrared Free-Electron Laser Project
  • Tape 14: Huntington & Thomas Jefferson Labs BEAMS
  • Tape 15: Becoming Enthusiastic About Math & Science – BEAMS
  • Tape 16: Atoms Video Presentation, Team #2
  • Tape 17: Becoming Enthusiastic about Math & Science – BEAMS, part 1 of 2
  • Tape 17: Becoming Enthusiastic about Math & Science – BEAMS, part 2 of 2
  • Tape 18: Accelerator Tunnel Tour
  • Tape 19: A look at the BEAM, WHC 5

Box 4
Series II: Science Bowl

  • Folder 1: 9 February 2002
  • Folder 2: 8 February 2003
  • Folder 3: High School – 7 February; Middle School – 23 April 2004
  • Folder 4: High School – 12 February; Middle School – 5 March 2005
  • Folder 5: 11 February 2006
  • Folder 6: 10 February 2007
  • Folder 7: High School – 2 February; Middle School – 1 March 2008, Volunteer handbook, magnet
  • Folder 8: High School – 7 February; Middle School – 7 March 2009, Volunteer handbook
  • Folder 9: High School – 27 February; Middle School – 6 March 2010, Volunteer handbook
  • Folder 10: High School – 5 February; Middle School – 5 March 2011, Volunteer handbook, magnet
  • Folder 11: High School – 4 February; Middle School – 3 March 2012, Volunteer handbook, magnet
  • Folder 12: High School – 2 February; Middle School – 2 March 2013
  • Folder 13: High School – 1 February; Middle School – 1 March 2014, Volunteer handbook
  • Folder 14: High School – 7 February; Middle School – 7 March 2015, Volunteer
  • handbook
  • Folder 15: High School – 6 February; Middle School – 5 March 2016, Volunteer handbook
  • Folder 16: High School – 4 February; Middle School – 4 March 2017

Box 5
Series III: Miscellany

  • Folder 1: Quarks: More than Meets the Eye – Pentaquark version
  • Folder 2: Quarks: More than Meets the Eye – without Pentaquarks
  • Folder 3: BEAMS Mentor Guide
  • Folder 4: BEAMS Student Travel Book
  • Folder 5: Diffraction Grating Glasses and Handout
  • Folder 6: Tech Blg @ State Fair Lisa S.L./S. Gagnon
  • Folder 7: Student Programs Real People Helping Real Kids
  • Folder 8: NSF Integrative Graduate Education & Research Training Program
  • Folder 9: Summer Poster Session Brochures, 2010 – 2015
  • Folder 10: Photos from the Classroom Door 2000-2019
  • Folder 11: Summer Poster Session Brochures, 2016 – 2020

Box 6
Oversize box 1
Series II: Science Bowl

  • 2004, Moose (not yet within holdings) 
  • 2005, Mouse
  • 2006, Monkey
  • 2007, Frog
  • 2008, Cow (not yet within holdings)
  • 2009, Duck
  • 2010, Sheep
  • 2011, Pig
  • 2012, Raccoon
  • 2013, Turtle
  • 2014, Horse
  • 2015, Giraffe
  • 2016, Koala
  • 2017, Eagle
  • 2018, Black Bear
  • 2019, Owl
  • 2020, Tiger
  • 2021, Bunny
  • 2022, Beaver

Box 7
Oversize Box 2

Series IV: T-shirts

  • No year, BEAMS (brown)
  • No year, BEAMS (sky blue, x2)
  • 2017, Deaf Science Camp
  • 2021, Summer Intern; "I'm remotely related to Jefferson Lab"
  • 2022, Summer Intern; "I'm remotely related to Jefferson Lab"

Box 8
Oversize Box 3

So the Series II: Science Bowl

  • 1993 Science Bowl, Regional; “I’m science smart”
  • 2004 Science Bowl, Regional; “Zoom into science”
  • 2010 Science Bowl, Regional; “Science and environment working together”
  • 2012 Science Bowl, Regional; “Everything is connected”
  • 2013 Science Bowl, Regional; “Virginia is for science lovers”
  • 2019 Science Bowl, Regional; “When amoebas do Science Bowl”
  • 2020 Science Bowl, Regional; “Answers coming into focus”
  • 2021 Science Bowl, Regional; “Unmute yourself”
  • 2022, Science Bowl Regional; "Take remote control"

Box 9
Oversize Box 4
Series II: Science Bowl

  • 2002 Science Bowl, Regional; “Dive into science”
  • 2003 Science Bowl, Regional; “Science to the core”
  • 2005 Science Bowl, Regional; “Discover the unknown”
  • 2006 Science Bowl, Regional; “Change the world with science”
  • 2008 Science Bowl, Regional; “Science discoveries changing the world”
  • 2008 Middle School, National; “Discoveries changing the world”
  • 2009 Science Bowl, Regional; “Discovering the infinite variety of life”
  • 2011 Science Bowl, Regional; “Innovate the future”
  • 2014 Science Bowl, Regional; “I can’t keep calm, I’m doing Science Bowl”
  • 2015 Science Bowl, Regional; (hashtags)
  • 2016 Science Bowl, Regional; “Science Bowl is like a box of chocolates… you never know what you’re going to get”
  • 2018 Science Bowl, Regional; “Positively excited for Science Bowl”

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