Fermilab TodayTuesday, June 13, 2006

Tuesday, June 13
12:00 p.m. Summer Lecture Series - Curia II
Speaker: Y.-K. Kim, University of Chicago
Title: Collider Detectors and the LHC


Wednesday, June 14
11:00 a.m. Fermilab ILC R&D Meeting - (NOTE LOCATION) Curia II
Speaker: C. Boffo, Fermilab
Title: Reaching High Gradients: EP on ILC Cavities
3:30 p.m. DIRECTOR'S COFFEE BREAK 2nd Flr X-Over
4:00 p.m. Fermilab Colloquium (NOTE LOCATION) Curia II
Speaker: L. Hoddeson, University of Illinois
Title: Megascience and the Powers and Paradoxes of Pushing Frontiers at Fermilab

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Bodman to address
DOE employees
tomorrow at 1:00 p.m.
At 1:00 p.m. tomorrow, June 14, Secretary Bodman will address all
Samuel Bodman
DOE federal and contractor employees to discuss the department's recent accomplishments, challenges and opportunities. The broadcast will be shown in Ramsey Auditorium; everyone is encouraged to attend.

Fermilab receives 2006 Golden Family Award
golden family award
Fermilab Director Pier Oddone accepted the Golden Family Award on behalf of Fermilab last Thursday night at a banquet for the Society of Women Engineers in Oak Brook. From left: Anne Lucietto, Christine Darve, Mayling Wong, Pier Oddone, Elaine McCluskey, Linda Valerio, Emanuela Barzi, and Barbara Oddone. (Click image for larger version.)
Last Thursday night, the Chicago Regional Section of the Society of Women Engineers presented Fermilab Director Pier Oddone with the 2006 Golden Family Award, recognizing the lab for its family-friendly programs. The lab was selected over all medium-sized companies in a region that includes northern Illinois and most of northern Indiana. "I'm pleased to see that we came out on top," said Anne Lucietto, FESS engineer and National Treasurer of SWE.

The purpose of the award is "to recognize a company in the Chicago Regional area for its outstanding support of family issues that includes helping its employees with the delicate balance of work and family." For Fermilab, this support translates into flexibility of working hours, a reasonable maternity policy, and year-long cultural and sporting activities. This is the second time Fermilab has received the award in the nine years the Regional Section has been giving it out. Argonne National Laboratory received its first Golden Family Award for the large company category this year.

The Chicago Regional Section of SWE also awarded year-long scholarships to five young women who will enter undergraduate university engineering programs this fall. Accelerator Division's Christine Darve, who attended the banquet and awards reception, says the scholarships reward young women engineers for their hard work and motivate them to continue their studies. "(The scholarship) gives those five young girls the possibility to really help them in the first steps of their lives," Darve said.
--Jennifer Lauren Lee

Women engineers meet at Fermilab, discuss future
The SWE Board of Directors for fiscal year 2005-2006, in Chicago last June. From left: Naomi Brill, Michelle Tortolani, Ronna Robertson, Florence Hudson, Jude Garzolini, Bernice Brody, Betty Shanahan, Judie Forbes, Virginia Connolly, Libby Allman, and Anne Lucietto. (Click image for larger version.)
The Board of Directors for the Society of Women Engineers held their last quarterly meeting of the fiscal year at Fermilab last Friday. The twelve members of the board were joined by some of next year's newly elected officers to discuss the society's policies and how SWE can enhance its efforts to recruit and retain women in engineering.

There is a crisis in engineering in this country, said SWE President Ronna Robertson. "We don't have enough people graduating this year to fill all (the available engineering) positions," Robertson said. The SWE mission, Robertson said, is therefore "to promote the engineering profession as an exciting, dynamic field"--especially for women. This includes encouraging women to come back to their engineering careers even after they have begun to raise families, and also encouraging young girls to consider careers in engineering. Only one in ten engineers in the work field are women, said president-elect Jude Garzolini, who has been a member of SWE for over 25 years. SWE's goal is to double the number of women in engineering by 2020.

The Board members come from all over the country and represent a wide range of industries from Dell and IBM to Hallmark and XM Radio. SWE Treasurer Anne Lucietto is a FESS engineer at Fermilab. "If people are interested they come," Garzolini said. "What they have in common is they're woman engineers or they want to support women engineers."
--Jennifer Lauren Lee

Director's Corner
Yesterday I was at SLAC at the invitation of the Particle Physics Project
Pier Oddone
Pier Oddone
Prioritization Panel (what a mouthful!) or P5 for short to discuss the Fermilab program in the context of the EPP2010 report. The EPP2010 report has made recommendations on the priority of the different aspects of particle physics. More importantly is has set down principles on which any future program should be based.

The EPP2010 report is enormously supportive of our field. It has outlined the necessary strategy to maintain a leadership program in the US by hosting the ILC here. It also recommended that the national program should maintain breadth and diversity. While the EPP2010 committee has set down principles and physics priorities, it has not chosen individual projects - it was never intended to do so. This important job now falls to P5.

P5 is one of the subpanel of the High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP) that advices both NSF and DOE on the US program. The easiest way to summarize the role of P5 is that it is the builder and keeper of the roadmap for particle physics. Although P5 was constituted a couple of years ago and has given advice on specific projects, it is only now engaged in making a comprehensive roadmap. Fermilab as the principal particle physics laboratory plays a key role in supporting the community's projects. Placing these projects on a roadmap while respecting both the EPP2010 strategic recommendations and the budgetary guidance from the agencies is the next critical task for our community. A roadmap for projects built on the strategic principles and priorities of EPP2010 gives our community the opportunity to come together finally on a clear program that we can all support and defend.

Photo of the Day
Visual Media Services' Cindy Arnold snapped this photo of a red-tailed hawk in front of Wilson Hall last Tuesday. (Click image for larger version.)
Accelerator Update
June 9 - 12
- TeV quenches twice
- Klystron Debuncher water skid problems continue
- TeV store 4745 established - First store since startup
- Pbar vacuum trouble
- NuMI target cooling problems
- Recycler stash lost
- MI power supply ground fault trips

Read the Current Accelerator Update
Read the Early Bird Report
View the Tevatron Luminosity Charts

In the News
People's Daily Online, June 9, 2006:
China, U.S. to launch joint neutrino experiment
Chinese and U.S. physicists are to jointly conduct the world's largest neutrino experiment at the Daya Bay Nuclear Plant in south China.

The experiment, costing roughly 400 million yuan (50 million U.S. dollars), is designed to test the mixing angle of neutrino 13, which is a vital measurement in the most advanced particle physics.
Read More


Expanded Fitness Options Available Under the CIGNA Plans
Do you have coverage under the CIGNA Open Access Plus or POS Plans or are you enrolled in the Fermilab Dental Program? If so, you may want to take advantage of CIGNA's Healthy Rewards program: You can save money through discounts on services including laser vision correction and smoking cessation. To learn more about this program, please visit CIGNA's website at www.cigna.com or contact CIGNA at 1-800-870-3470.

Other expanded options include discounts on exercise equipment up to 11 percent, including treadmills and elliptical machines; expanded choice of fitness clubs, including Lady of America and Ladies Workout Express; and 12-month membership fees waved at Curves fitness club if you sign up before June 30, a value of $149. (To find the nearest location, visit www.curves.com or call 1-800-848-1096.) Information on these and other network facilities can be found at www.mycigna.com.

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