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Feb 2017

  • Fri, 02/24/2017 - 10:46am

    Virginia Middle Schools Prepare for March 4 Science Bowl

    NEWPORT NEWS, VA – Some of Virginia’s brightest young minds will meet next weekend at the U.S. Department of Energy's Jefferson Lab to see if they have what it takes to be Science Bowl Champion. The National Science Bowl® – sponsored by the Department of Energy’s Office of Science – is an annual academic competition among teams of four or five students.

     

    Registered teams from across the Commonwealth will compete at the Virginia Regional Middle School Science Bowl on Saturday, March 4 at Jefferson Lab. The winning team will then represent Virginia at the National Science Bowl® finals later this year. Teams from 20 schools are registered for this year's competition.

  • Wed, 02/15/2017 - 01:51pm

    Jefferson Lab Recognizes 136 Staff Members at 2017 Service Awards Events

    Posted Feb. 15, 2017

    Jefferson Lab Recognizes 136 Staff Members at 2017 Service Awards Events

    Cumulative Time Worked Represents Nearly 2,100 Years of Service to Lab

  • Fri, 02/10/2017 - 11:33am

    Thomas Jefferson High School Takes 2017 Virginia Science Bowl

    NEWPORT NEWS, VA -- Sixteen teams arrived at Jefferson Lab bright and early and ready to compete in the Virginia Regional High School Science Bowl on Feb. 4. After an intense day of competition, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Alexandria, took home top team honors.

    Welcoming the students, attending family members and team coaches, Deputy Director of Science, Robert McKeown, briefly explained the research conducted at Jefferson Lab, including the 12 GeV Upgrade to the Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility and what this upgrade project means to the 1,500-plus community of U.S. and international researchers who use CEBAF to carry out cutting-edge nuclear physics experiments.

  • Wed, 02/08/2017 - 09:27am

    Jefferson Lab Encourages Digital Literacy With Hour of Code Event

    NEWPORT NEWS, VA – To help raise awareness of the need for digital literacy, volunteers from Jefferson Lab’s Information Technology Division and Science Education staff joined forces in December to provide more than 60 local students with the opportunity to experience basic computer programming.

    Two classes of fifth-grade students from Carver Elementary School – participating in Jefferson Lab’s BEAMS program – were invited to participate in the lab’s Hour of Code campaign during the 2016 Computer Science Education Week. The purpose of the campaign is to encourage students, and their parents and teachers to participate in and to learn more about computer programming and the many career opportunities in the field of computer science.

  • Thu, 02/02/2017 - 07:55am

    Jefferson Lab to Test its Tornado Warning Siren

    NEWPORT NEWS, VA – The Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility will conduct the monthly test of its tornado warning siren at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 3. Depending on weather conditions at the time of the test, the siren could be heard by anyone within a 1.5-mile radius of the lab.

    The test will be carried out over a period that could last up to three minutes. The test will be of the wavering tone (also called high-low-high or 10-4-10).

Jan 2017

  • Mon, 01/30/2017 - 02:57pm

    JSA Initiatives Fund Awards $390K for FY17 to Support Projects at Jefferson Lab

    In December, Jefferson Science Associates, LLC, posted a release announcing that it had awarded $390,000 through its Initiatives Fund Program to support projects related to education, outreach and career development to staff and users at Jefferson Lab.

  • Fri, 01/27/2017 - 08:12am

    Virginia High Schools Face Off in Science Bowl

    NEWPORT NEWS, VA – Some of Virginia’s brightest young minds will meet next weekend at the U.S. Department of Energy's Jefferson Lab to see if they have what it takes to be Science Bowl Champion. The National Science Bowl® – sponsored annually by the Department of Energy’s Office of Science – is an annual academic competition among teams of four or five students.

    Local students will first compete at the Virginia Regional High School Science Bowl on Saturday, Feb. 4 at Jefferson Lab. The winning team will represent Virginia at the National Science Bowl® finals later this year. Teams from 16 schools are registered for this year's competition.

  • Fri, 01/06/2017 - 02:15pm

    New Director Named to Lead U.S. Department of Energy’s Jefferson Lab

    New Director Named to Lead U.S. Department of Energy’s Jefferson Lab

    Washington, DC, January 6, 2017– Jefferson Science Associates, LLC today announced that Stuart Henderson will become the new Director of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility in Newport News, Virginia. Currently serving as the Director of the Advanced Photon Source Upgrade Project at DOE’s Argonne National Laboratory, Henderson will assume his responsibilities at Jefferson Lab on April 3 .

  • Tue, 01/03/2017 - 03:30pm

    Jefferson Lab to Test its Tornado Warning Siren

    Jefferson Lab to Test its Tornado Warning Siren at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 6

    NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Jan. 4, 2017  –  The Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility will conduct the monthly test of its tornado warning siren at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 6. Depending on weather conditions at the time of the test, the siren could be heard by anyone within a 1.5-mile radius of the lab.

    The test will be carried out over a period that could last up to three minutes. The test will be of the wavering tone (also called high-low-high or 10-4-10).

Dec 2016

  • Tue, 12/20/2016 - 12:03pm

    Jefferson Lab Science a Focus of Exascale Computing Initiative

    While next-generation supercomputers are expected to arrive in the next decade, scientists will need to spend considerable time in preparations to make the most of the future machines’ capabilities. Now, Jefferson Lab scientists have been awarded $2.1 million as part of a multi-institutional project sponsored by the Department of Energy’s Exascale Computing Project to prepare for this next major leap in computing capability.

    The “Exascale Lattice Gauge Theory Opportunities and Requirements for Nuclear and High Energy Physics” project also includes researchers from Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Argonne National Laboratory, Boston University, Brookhaven National Lab, the University of Illinois, Columbia University, the University of Utah, Stony Brook and the University of Edinburgh.

  • Thu, 12/08/2016 - 03:09pm

    JLab Researcher Receives Award for Excellence in Service to Physics

    Cynthia Keppel, a senior scientist and the group leader for experimental halls A and C at Jefferson Lab, recently received a major award from the Southeastern Section of the American Physical Society (SESAPS) for her “excellence in service to Physics.”

    Keppel was presented with the 2016 Francis G. Slack Award during the Nov. 10-12 annual meeting of the Southeastern Section of the American Physical Society, held in Charlottesville, Va.

Nov 2016

  • Tue, 11/29/2016 - 09:03am

    Research Planned for Unique Spinning Nuclei Nets Prize

    Elena Long is all spun up over the new target she’s planning for research at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility. Now, she’s gotten others spun over the idea, as well, and she’s been awarded the 2016 Jefferson Science Associates Postdoctoral Research Prize to make her research plans a reality.

    “I’m very excited: This award is going to help us build the target that we need for doing the program that I want to build,” Long said. “It’s a fantastic stepping stone. I’m very happy to receive this award and hopefully use it to advance our understanding of fundamental nuclear physics.”

  • Mon, 11/28/2016 - 10:46am

    Jefferson Lab to Test its Tornado Warning Siren

    The Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility will conduct the monthly test of its tornado warning siren at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 2. Depending on weather conditions at the time of the test, the siren could be heard by anyone within a 1.5-mile radius of the lab.

    The test will be carried out over a period that could last up to three minutes. The test will be of the wavering tone (also called high-low-high or 10-4-10).

  • Wed, 11/16/2016 - 02:48pm

    Jefferson Lab’s Newest Cluster Makes Top500 List of Fastest Supercomputers

    For the third time in its history, Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility is home to one of the world’s 500 fastest supercomputers. The SciPhi-XVI supercomputer was just listed as a TOP500 Supercomputer Site on November 14, placing 397th on the 48th edition of the list of the world’s top supercomputers.

    The Top500 list was announced Monday, Nov. 14, at The International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis, SC16, in Salt Lake City. It’s announced semi-annually and is comprised of systems that are ranked according to their computation speeds as determined by the LINPACK Benchmark, which is a calculation of a linear system represented by a large double precision dense matrix.

  • Tue, 11/15/2016 - 03:19pm

    Firefighting Advice Earns Fire Protection Manager Gratitude from the State Dept.

    Ed Douberly, JLab’s Fire Protection and Access Control manager, recently received a letter from the State Dept. extending its deep appreciation for firefighting advice Douberly provided to help extinguish a dangerous sulfur fire set by ISIL terrorists in Mishraq, Iraq. Douberly drew from his years of experience and knowledge to provide advice critical to safely extinguishing the blaze and keeping coalition forces out of harm's way while they battled the fire.

  • Wed, 11/02/2016 - 05:00pm

    Innovators Recognized for Efforts Leading to 39 Patents

    Nearly 50 current and former Jefferson Lab employees were recognized on Sept. 29, 2016, for inventions they created while carrying out their work at the lab – unique innovations that resulted in 39 patents.

    On hand to applaud their efforts were SURA President and CEO, Jerry Draayer; PAE Chief Operating Officer, Karl Williams; Lab Director Hugh Montgomery and other members of lab leadership. Draayer and Williams are vice chairs of the JSA Board of Directors.

  • Tue, 11/01/2016 - 02:30pm

    Jefferson Lab to Test its Tornado Warning Siren at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 4

    NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Nov. 1, 2016  –  The Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility will conduct the monthly test of its tornado warning siren at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 4. Depending on weather conditions at the time of the test, the siren could be heard by anyone within a 1.5-mile radius of the lab.

Oct 2016

  • Thu, 10/13/2016 - 01:53pm

    Jefferson Lab’s Bill Rainey among recipients of the DOE Secretary’s Achievement Award

    NEWPORT NEWS, VA, October 13, 2016 – Bill Rainey, an employee of Jefferson Lab was recognized by Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz in Washington, D.C., on September 15.  Rainey received the Secretary’s Achievement Award for his work as part of a DOE committee to improve the effectiveness of the infrastructure that forms the foundation of the Department of Energy’s critical missions across the nation.

  • Tue, 10/11/2016 - 02:54pm

    Q2 in the New World

    France and the French have been involved in this local area for a number of years. In 1781, the French Army, led by Compte de Rochambeau, helped the Continental Army of George Washington defeat the British in the Siege of/Battle of Yorktown. While my sentiments with respect to that event are mixed, I have no such equivocation with respect to Thursday’s event.

  • Mon, 10/03/2016 - 12:05pm

    Jefferson Lab engages students in program designed to SPARK learning

    While participating in the Newport News Public School system’s 2016 SPARK program over the summer, staff from the Department of Energy’s Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility engaged students in team work, problem solving, and a deeper understanding of some math, science and engineering concepts – all while conducting a variety of hands-on activities and design challenges.

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