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MWC 2017-18 Scholars Visit Oak Ridge National Lab

Posted on Friday, June 1, 2018

The ARCS/MWC Endowment Fund is very fortunate to have had a long standing relationship with the Oak Ridge National Laboratories (ORNL). ORNL leadership has been part of the Endowment Scholar selection committee and has hosted endowment scholar visits to the lab for many years.  This past May ORNL hosted 2017-18 Endowment Scholars Jennifer Hays (UVA), and Zachary Eldredge (UMD).  MWC scholars Evan Gardner (GU), Mason Molesky (GWU), and Macauley Breault (JHU) were also able to attend.  It was a fantastic opportunity for the scholars to learn about ORNL's technical capabilities as well as the various post-doc opportunities available at ORNL.  Highlights of our visit to  the lab included tours of the High Performance Computing Facility, Center for Nanophase Materials Science and the most impressive Spallation Neutron Source.  The scholars had a wonderful day and are so thankful to the hospitality extended to us by our wonderful host Dr. Ben Thomas, (Global Security Directorate).  Thanks, also, to Dr. Andrew Payzant (Neutron Sciences Directorate), Dr. Andrew Stack (Physical Sciences Directorate), and Dr. Moody Altamimi, (Director, Office of Research Excellence). We look forward to growing our partnership with ORNL and our next scholar visit to their facility.