Jefferson Lab Engineer Among Nation's Best

Celia Whitlatch, JLab Mechanical Engineer

NEWPORT NEWS, VA. – A mechanical engineer at the Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility has been named one of the "best and brightest" engineers in the country by HENAAC, formerly known as the Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Conference.

Celia Whitlatch, of Seaford, and other winners will be honored at the HENAAC Awards Show on October 12 in San Diego during the 19th Annual HENAAC Conference.

Whitlatch was selected for the honor by an independent group of representatives from industry, government, military and academia. More information about the award and other HENAAC winners can be found on the HENAAC Web site, located at:

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