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People: Jesse Saldivar Has His Eye on the Goal
Rad Requirements Update
Science Bowl 2009—Even Better with You!

SLAC Today

Wednesday - February 4, 2009

People: Jesse Saldivar Has His Eye on the Goal

Jesse Saldivar. (Photo by Lauren Schenkman. Click for larger image.)

When you're preparing to jump out of a plane at 1200 feet, your life depends on being focused on the task ahead. It's a philosophy Jesse Saldivar took to heart and never forgot. Even though his tour as a paratrooper in the US Army 82nd Airborne Division ended more than 20 years ago, this intense focus is essential to how he conducts his work life.

"My job is a big part of my life," Saldivar said. "I'm very focused on my work."

Saldivar said it's also the reason his career has evolved so much since 1989, when he reported for his first day of work in SLAC's heat, ventilation and air-conditioning group. Saldivar worked his way from the trades into management after earning his bachelor’s degree in business management. For the last four years he's been a university technical representative and senior field construction manager on the Linac Coherent Light Source, overseeing the many aspects of construction, with an emphasis on safety and collaboration between sub-contractors and SLAC.  Read more...

Rad Requirements Update

Key changes to the radiation protection program are summarized in an update that is now available on the Environment, Safety and Health Web site. These changes affect everyone who is required to complete the General Employee Radiological Training, or GERT, and Radiological Worker Training, or RWT. If you aren't due for requalification soon, be sure to take a close look; the update includes changes that have been implemented over the past two years as well as those that are just now being rolled out.  Read more...

Science Bowl 2009—Even Better with You!

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SLAC Science Bowl 2008. (Photo by Diana Rogers. Click for larger image.)

The regional Department of Energy Science Bowl at SLAC is only weeks away and we need your help to staff the event! A few spots are still available for volunteers to help run the event on February 28. Help give these talented high school students a fun time as they compete for a spot at Nationals in Washington, DC. The competition requires scorekeepers, timekeepers and moderators; training will be provided in two sessions later this month. For more details, please see SLAC's Science Bowl Volunteers page or contact Melinda Lee (x8547).

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