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May 2018

Apr 2018

  • Mon, 04/30/2018 - 09:27am

    Media Advisory: Jefferson Lab 12 GeV CEBAF Upgrade Dedication

    Members of the media are invited to join our distinguished guests for the ceremony dedicating the recently upgraded facility.

    What: The Department of Energy and the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility will hold a dedication ceremony for the Jefferson Lab $338 million 12 GeV CEBAF Upgrade project, which tripled the original design energy of the laboratory’s Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility.

  • Fri, 04/20/2018 - 03:56pm

    Jefferson Lab Receives 2017 Gold Level GreenBuy Award

    Jefferson Lab has been awarded a Gold level GreenBuy Award from the Department of Energy’s Office of Sustainable Environmental Stewardship for meeting leadership goals for 11 products in 5 different categories and achieving excellence in sustainable acquisition.

  • Wed, 04/18/2018 - 02:05pm

    Jefferson Lab Teacher Night Attracts Enthusiastic Crowd

    Attendees Take Science Activities and Excitement Back to their Classrooms

    NEWPORT NEWS, VA – Elementary and middle school science teachers, from all around Region II, gathered at Jefferson Lab on April 11 for a “science-ed pep rally” that combined networking, scientific door prizes and hands-on classroom activities. The event had them leaving the Lab energized about science and ready to bring what they learned to their classrooms.

  • Mon, 04/16/2018 - 12:54pm

    Free Sign Language Science Camp Now Accepting Registrations

    Registration is now open for Jefferson Lab’s annual summer science camp for deaf and hard-of-hearing youth and siblings, which offers explorations in science through lessons held via American Sign Language and voice/sign language.

  • Tue, 04/03/2018 - 04:13pm

    Jefferson Lab Recognized for DOE Project Management Excellence for 2017

    Recently, Jefferson Lab was recognized with a Department of Energy Project Management Achievement Award for the Office of Science’s 12 GeV Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility Upgrade Project.

    Under Secretary of Energy, The Honorable Mark Menezes, presented the 2017 Project Management Award to Federal Project Director Michael Epps during DOE’s annual project management workshop March 13-14, 2018. 

  • Mon, 04/02/2018 - 10:31am

    Jefferson Lab Announces May 19 Public Open House

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator will hold an open house for the public 9 a.m.–3 p.m. on Saturday, May 19. The free event is open to the public and offers an opportunity for people of all ages to spend the day exploring this world-class research facility.

Mar 2018

  • Mon, 03/26/2018 - 04:13pm

    Tech Tuesday: Inventors and Physicists: a Great Partnership

    One of my childhood heroes was Leonardo da Vinci. He represented so many things to me: an artist, a scientist and an inventor. I later learned that the step from scientist to inventor is an easy one. While I was never able to call myself an artist, I did manage to rightfully take on the mantles of scientist and inventor.  At Jefferson Lab, we are designing and performing experiments in new ways to revel the secrets of the matter that makes up our universe. The search for these treasures of knowledge takes many twists and turns.

  • Tue, 03/20/2018 - 11:40am

    Graduate Students: Earn Funding to Conduct Research Critical to DOE Office of Science Mission

    Applications for the Science Graduate Student Research Program Being Accepted Through May 15

    The Department of Energy recently announced that its Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is accepting applications for the 2018 Solicitation 1 cycle. Applications are due by 5 p.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, May 15, 2018.

  • Thu, 03/15/2018 - 10:30am

    Jefferson Lab Announces New Accelerator Science Leader

    Andrei Seryi, director of the John Adams Institute for Accelerator Science, will take the helm of Jefferson Lab’s Accelerator Division in June.

    NEWPORT NEWS, VA – The Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility has announced that Andrei Seryi will become its new associate director for accelerator operations, research and development in June.

  • Tue, 03/13/2018 - 08:09am

    Teachers Invited to Science Activities Night at Jefferson Lab

    Enrichment program helps bring new, tested activities to the classroom

    NEWPORT NEWS, VA – Elementary and middle school teachers interested in learning new and innovative methods for teaching the physical sciences are invited to the Jefferson Science Associates Region II Teacher Night at the Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, scheduled for Wednesday, April 11, 2018.

  • Wed, 03/07/2018 - 10:26am

    Rachel Carson Wins 2018 Virginia Middle School Science Bowl

    Seventeen teams arrived at Jefferson Lab early Saturday, March 3 – despite a large Nor’easter still impacting the region – ready for a day of intense academic competition. And in a knuckle-biter final round, Rachel Carson Middle School, Herndon, pulled ahead of Longfellow Middle School, Falls Church, at the final buzzer to win the 2018 Virginia Regional Middle School Science Bowl.

  • Tue, 03/06/2018 - 03:43pm

    Jefferson Lab Participates in Canon Virginia’s External Technology Share Event

    Attendees Learn About New Technologies and Advancements

    NEWPORT NEWS, VA – When Canon Virginia (CVI) was putting together its External Technology Share event, it seemed natural to include neighbor, Jefferson Lab. On February 22, Jefferson Lab joined nine other companies and organizations invited to interact with CVI’s workers, engineers and leadership.

  • Thu, 03/01/2018 - 09:24am

    The Nucleus: Coming Soon in 3D!

    Physicians have long used CT scans to get 3D imagery of the inner workings of the human body. Now, physicists are working toward getting their first CT scans of the inner workings of the nucleus.

Feb 2018

  • Mon, 02/26/2018 - 02:23pm

    Jefferson Lab Architect Reappointed to Commonwealth Board

    Christine Snetter, an architect with Jefferson Lab’s Facilities Management and Logistics department, was recently appointed to a second four-year term on the Virginia Board for Architects, Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, Certified Interior Designers and Landscape Architects (APELSCIDLA).

  • Thu, 02/22/2018 - 12:12pm

    Secretary of Energy Rick Perry visits Jefferson Lab

    Secretary of Energy Rick Perry on Feb. 21 visited the U.S. Department of Energy’s Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab), one of the nation’s premier national laboratories for nuclear physics research and accelerator science.

  • Tue, 02/20/2018 - 08:48am

    Seventeen Teams Register for Virginia Middle School Science Bowl

    Anticipation is growing across the Commonwealth and at Jefferson Lab as the date draws near for the 2018 Virginia Regional Middle School Science Bowl. The lab is preparing for 17 teams to compete in the academic competition set for Saturday, March 3.

  • Fri, 02/09/2018 - 09:06am

    Tech Tuesday: How Nuclear Physics Keeps You from Going Up in Smoke

    I’m lucky.  I’m part of a team of scientists, engineers and technicians that have been asked by our country to seek better understanding of the universe. Besides getting new insights into the nature of our universe, the things we learn while conducting research help to make our lives better. I mentioned in an earlier post that basic understanding of the universe gained by probing the mysteries of the atomic nucleus has led to life-saving devices from small smoke detectors to large medical centers that treat cancer.