Student Poster Sessions Feature Summer Science Projects

  • Summer Science Poster Sessions - Thursday (see release text)
  • Summer Science Poster Sessions - Friday (see release text)

Participants in Jefferson Lab’s 2022 summer science programs will present their work in four poster sessions this week

NEWPORT NEWS, VA – For the last two months, 40 undergraduate and high school student interns have been learning, collaborating and building summer research projects at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility. Now, they’re ready to show off their accomplishments. On Aug. 4-5, Jefferson Lab is proud to offer virtual poster sessions featuring research projects carried out by its summer interns.

The poster sessions will highlight projects in nuclear physics, accelerator science, engineering, computer science and more. The sessions will be broadcast via an open Zoom meeting on Thursday and Friday, Aug. 4-5, 2022. Each session will feature a vast array of projects. Individual sessions will generally highlight these subjects:

  • Electron-Ion Collider and Nuclear Physics, 9-11 a.m. Aug. 4.
  • Nuclear Physics, 1-3 p.m. Aug. 4.
  • Accelerator Ops R&D and Computer Science, 9-11 a.m. Aug. 5.
  • Engineering, 1-3 p.m. Aug. 5.

Following each poster presentation, interns will be available to answer questions about their work.

The interns were sponsored by a wide range of programs, including:

  • DOE Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship program.
  • National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates.
  • Community College Internship program.
  • Mexican Physical Society program.
  • High School Summer Honors program.

DOE national laboratories provide a unique opportunity for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) workforce development. The lab STEM programs offer access to leading scientists, research at world-class research facilities, and large-scale, multidisciplinary research programs. Each summer, interns develop knowledge in a wide variety of research fields on a wide variety of different projects.

Contact: Kandice Carter, Jefferson Lab Communications Office,


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