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National Labs Day



Tuesday, October 16

Join us for National Labs Day 2018!  This event highlights research, co-op, internship, and career opportunities at national laboratories across the United States. To date we have 13 FFRDCs (Federally Funded Research and Development Centers) registered.  These centers conduct research in the industries of defense, homeland security, energy, aviation, space, health and human services, and tax administration. FFRDCs are grouped into three categories focusing on different types of activities: 1) System Engineering and Integration Centers, 2) Study and Analysis Centers, and 3) Research and Development Centers (includes national laboratories).


Meet with Lab representatives to discuss co-op, internship, research and full-time opportunities for a wide variety of majors, including science, computing, engineering, and sustainability. 


  • Laboratory information sessions – learn more about each lab in a small informal setting:
  • GOS 1335


    GOS 1305


    8-8:30 AM

    National Radio Astronomy Observatory

    9:15-9:45 AM

    Jefferson Labs

    8:40- 9:10 AM

    Air Force Research Lab

    9:50-10:20 AM

    Naval Research

    9:20-9:50 AM

    Los Alamos National Lab

    10:30-11 AM

    Naval Nuclear Labs

    10-10:30 AM

    Oak Ridge National Lab


    10:35-11 AM

    Sandia National Labs


    1-1:30 PM

    Aerospace Corp

  • 11:15 – 12:15    Keynote Speaker:  Paul Zschack, Brookhaven National Labs -  Ingle Auditorium
  • Title: National Synchrotron Light Source-II: Example of Unique National Lab Capabilities


    This presentation will use the National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II) as an example of the unique scientific capabilities provided by the National Lab complex.  The NSLS-II is a state-of-the-art 3 GeV electron storage ring that offers scientific and industrial researchers an array of experimental facilities (beamlines) with extremely bright x-rays for basic and applied research in biology and medicine, materials and chemical sciences, condensed matter physics, geosciences, environmental sciences, and nanoscience.  Following a brief overview of the National Labs, the operation of NSLS-II will be described and examples of advanced experimental x-ray methods will illustrate the impact of these Scientific User Facilities in diverse scientific fields.