May built a career in physics focused on health and safety
When Bob May was a student at Virginia Tech in the 1970’s, the school was in the early stages of developing a curriculum that would include environment, safety and health aspects of ionizing radiation for science majors. Now, as the ES&H deputy director at Jefferson Lab, May can look to a decades-long history of involvement and leadership in the field of health physics that began when he was a student at Tech helping to pilot the first courses in his field.
When planning began for Jefferson Lab’s Gluonic Excitations Experiment (GlueX) in the early 1990s, Justin Stevens was in elementary school. He had no idea that one day he would help design a critical detector for phase two of the multi-decade project or that he would play the critical role of physics analysis coordinator.