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

Table of Contents:

Repository: Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility
  JLAB History Archives Project
  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
Title: Institutional Records: Office of Science Education
Dates: 1980s - present day
Size: 2 Archival CD boxes, 1 Hollinger document case; 1.42 linear foot; 94 disks
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: Jefferson Lab Archives
Language: English

Historical Sketch

The Office of Science Education is an outreach program to get children interested in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) professions. Through a practical and engaging approach to explaining concepts, the Office of Science Education reaches the community as a whole to not only help the public understand what happens at Jefferson Lab, but how higher sciences and physics applies in their everyday lives.


Scope and Content

This collection consists of compact disks made of various presentations between 1990-2004 from the Science Education Series. Also included are disks of the presentations on television channel 47, Newport News Public Schools. The television disks are interfiled with the Education Series based upon the topic.

The collection is considered a ‘living collection’, therefore has regular additions. Presently, the collections consists of compact disks and programs from Science Bowls.

Recently accessioned are also t-shirts generously donated by Cynthia Lockwood.


Arrangement

This collection 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 disks as well and within the collection.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

  • The digital collection may be used solely for noncommercial educational and research purposes by researchers and historians. Please contact the Jefferson Lab Records Management Office if you would like to use the collection; note the need for a compact disk reader for browsing the disks.

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

Community Outreach
Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (U.S.)
Jefferson Lab (U.S.)
Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility
Newport News Public Schools
Office of Science Education
BEAMS (Becoming Enthusiastic About Math and Science)
Science Bowl


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.

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 
Series I; Compact Disks
Box 1
  • 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 with Earth"
  • 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 Intrared (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
Series II: Science Bowl
Box 3
  • 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
  • Folder 8: High School - 7 February; Middle School - 7 March 2009
  • Folder 9: High School - 27 February; Middle School - 6 March 2010
  • Folder 10: High School - 5 February; Middle School - 5 March 2011
  • Folder 11: High School - 4 February; Middle School - 3 March 2012
  • Folder 12: High School - 2 February; Middle School - 2 March 2013
  • Folder 13: High School - 1 February; Middle School - 1 March 2014
  • Folder 14: High School - 7 February; Middle School - 7 March 2015
  • Folder 15: High School - 6 February; Middle School - 5 March 2016
  • Folder 16: High School - 4 February; Middle School - 4 March 2017
Series III: Miscellany
Box 4
  • 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: Summer Poster Session Brochures, 2010 - 2015
  • Folder 7: Summer Poster Session Brochures, 2016 - 2020
Series IV: T-Shirts
Oversize
  • Inventory list:
    No year, BEAMS
    2002 Science Bowl, Regional
    2005 Science Bowl, Regional
    2006 Science Bowl, Regional
    2008 Science Bowl, Regional
    2008 Middle School, National
    2009 Science Bowl, Regional
    2014 Science Bowl, Regional
    2015 Science Bowl, Regional
    2016 Science Bowl, Regional
    2018 Science Bowl, Regional

 

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