Media Advisory: Jefferson Lab Summer Science Poster Session

  • Poster session 2018
  • Poster session 2018
  • Poster session 2018

This summer Jefferson Lab interns developed knowledge in a wide variety of research fields, from nuclear physics to cryogenic engineering, and gained hands-on experience in a wide variety of different projects, from calculations in theoretical physics to particle detector building.

Members of the media are invited to a poster session highlighting summer intern science projects at Jefferson Lab.

What: A poster session featuring the projects and research carried out by college undergraduates who participated in science summer internship programs at the Department of Energy’s Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility will be held for the news media, invited guests and members of the lab community. The interns will be available to discuss their work with attendees.

DOE national laboratories provide a unique opportunity for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) workforce development by offering access to leading scientists, world-class research facilities and instrumentation, and large-scale, multidisciplinary research programs. During the summer, the interns developed knowledge in a wide variety of research fields, from nuclear physics to cryogenic engineering, and gained hands-on experience in a wide variety of different projects, from calculations in theoretical physics to particle detector building.

 

When: Friday, Aug. 3, 2018 at 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m.

 

Who:

·             Fifteen students participating in the DOE Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship program.

·             Eight students participating in the National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates.

·             Three students participating in the Undergraduate Physics Researchship.

·             One awardee from The Mexican Physical Society.

 

Where: The CEBAF Center Atrium at Jefferson Lab, located at 12000 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News, VA 23606. Directions can be found here.

 

Credentials: Credentialed members of the media may attend the event. Contact the Jefferson Lab Communications Office if your news agency would like to attend the event or receive photos of the event.

 

Background: The interns’ respective summer projects directly involved them in the culture, activities and science of a U.S. Department of Energy national laboratory. Project topics ranged from accelerator and nuclear physics science and experimental research to engineering and other STEM fields.

 

Contact: Kandice Carter, Jefferson Lab Communications Office, 757-269-7263, kcarter@jlab.org

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