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Steven Chu to Speak at SLAC Tomorrow
Outstanding Mentor Awards Presented to Akiyama, Dingfelder, Lindenberg and Mehta
Survey Inspires Changes at Linear Café
Recycling Tip of the Week: Toner Cartridges

SLAC Today

Thursday - June 25, 2009

Steven Chu to Speak at SLAC Tomorrow

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I am very pleased to announce that Secretary of Energy Dr. Steven Chu will visit SLAC this Friday, June 26. He will address the laboratory in an all-hands presentation beginning at 10:00 a.m.  All are encouraged to attend this special event, which will take place on the main SLAC lawn (located between the A&E Building and the Linear Café). Employees are asked to work with their supervisors to make the accommodations necessary to attend.

As this is Dr. Chu's first visit as Secretary of Energy, let's give him a warm welcome. I look forward to seeing you there.

Outstanding Mentor Awards Presented to Akiyama, Dingfelder, Lindenberg and Mehta

Award recipients Jochen Dingfelder, Shizuka Akiyama and Aaron Lindenberg with SLAC Site Office Manager Paul Golan and Lab Director Persis Drell. Not pictured is two-time awardee Apurva Mehta. (Photo by Brad Plummer.)

Shizuka Akiyama, Jochen Dingfelder, Aaron Lindenberg and Apurva Mehta have been named "Outstanding Mentors" for the Department of Energy's Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) program at SLAC.

In addition to plaques signed by the Secretary of Energy commemorating their achievement, the mentors received the encouraging and appreciative words of SLAC Site Office Manager Paul Golan and SLAC Director Persis Drell at a ceremony on Tuesday.

"All of us who end up in science can identify a couple of mentors who made a huge difference in our education," Drell told the honorees. "You were that person for your students and that's really a wonderful gift."

"On behalf of the Department of Energy, I would like to thank you for the lives you've touched," said Golan.

The SULI program offers 8-week summer internships for undergraduate students majoring in science or engineering. (The 2009 internships began this week.) During the internship, students work with a researcher on a project related to SLAC's research program. These researchers generously contribute their time and expertise to cultivate their students' appreciation of the discipline, enable students to experience the rigors of research and ultimately foster the next generation of scientists.

Survey Inspires Changes at Linear Café

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Over 200 members of the SLAC community offered their opinions in the February 2009 online survey conducted by the management of the SLAC's Linear Café, the Epicurean Group. Many changes have already been made in response to that survey.  Read more...

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Recycling Tip of the Week:
Toner Cartridges

Used toner cartridges are returnable for recycling by SLAC's office product supplier, Corporate Express. Please place used cartridges in the original packaging, marked with the word "Recycle," and contact the vendor for pickup. Detailed instructions are available on Corporate Express E-way Web site. (Access is available only to personnel authorized to purchase office products; those personnel should log in and click on "home" tab.)

If for some reason the vendor will not take an item back for recycling, the cartridge must be properly disposed of as hazardous waste. Please direct questions on SLAC's recycling program to Micki DeCamara (x2348).

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