Summer Science Students Show Their Stuff in Poster Sessions

  • Summer Student Poster Session 1
  • Summer Student Poster Session 2
  • Summer Student Poster Session 3
  • Summer Student Poster Session 4

Participants in Jefferson Lab’s 2021 summer science programs will present their work in four topical poster sessions this week

NEWPORT NEWS, VA – Get an inside peek into summer science research projects carried out at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility in topical poster sessions offered virtually this week.

Four poster sessions featuring the projects and research carried out by college undergraduates and high school students who participated in science summer internship programs at Jefferson Lab will be held Aug. 5-6, 2021.

Each session will feature projects related to a different topic:

Following presentation of their posters, the students will be available to answer questions about their work from virtual attendees of the sessions.

“Our summer students have made a significant impression on Jefferson Lab staff by choosing to participate in a remote internship and making notable contributions to the lab’s mission,” said Lisa Surles-Law, Science Education team lead. “We’re proud of the work that our interns carried out over the summer on their respective projects and are happy for them to share their work with members of the Jefferson Lab community.”

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

  • 18 students participating in the DOE Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship program.
  • 12 students participating in the National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates.
  • 2 students participating in the Undergraduate Physics Researchship.
  • 1 awardee participating in the Community College Internship.
  • 10 students participating in the High School Summer Honors program.

DOE national laboratories provide a unique opportunity for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) workforce development by offering access to leading scientists, research at world-class research facilities, and large-scale, multidisciplinary research programs. During the summer, the interns developed knowledge in a wide variety of research fields, from nuclear physics to mechanical engineering, and gained experience in a wide variety of different projects, from particle accelerator modeling, to data analysis, to cyber security.

Contact: Kandice Carter, Jefferson Lab Communications Office,


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