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DUNE and LBNF on the Move

July 1, 2015

Adapted from the July 21, 2015 edition of Fermilab Today By Joe Lykken

Two weeks ago a distinguished committee of 24 experts conducted a comprehensive Critical Decision 1 review of the DUNE and LBNF projects for the Department of Energy. Steve Meador, head of the Office of Project Assessment for the DOE Office of Science, chaired the review, with Jim Siegrist and Mike Procario from the DOE Office of High Energy Physics observing.

Internships offer experience, opportunities

July 3, 2015

Five undergraduate students recently completed their 10-week internships at Sanford Lab, an experience that will offer each many opportunities.

“Internships help students put real-world work experience on their resumes and decide if their chosen field is the right career path for them,” said Bryce Pietzyk, Senior Underground Operations Engineer. Pietzyk supervised Zane Boldon, a South Dakota School of Mines & Technology mining engineering student. “We were really pleased with his work,” Pietzyk said. 

Majorana builds on experience

June 2, 2015

For the past year, the Majorana Demonstrator experiment has been collecting valuable information in its search for a rare form of radioactive decay using a prototype. Researchers believe neutrinoless double-beta decay occurs inside enriched germanium detectors and need to be sure everything that will be used in the actual experiment works the way it should. 

“The prototype was a complete shakedown of everything for the actual experiment,” said Vince Guiseppe, Assistant Professor of Physics at the University of South Carolina. 

Davis-Bahcall Scholars arrive at Sanford Lab

June 2, 2015

For seven years, the Davis-Bahcall Scholars Program has given students from across South Dakota the opportunity to learn from scientists and engineers around the world, including some very close to home.  Today, nine students arrived at Sanford Lab to begin a five-week journey that will take them from Sanford Lab to Fermilab in Illinois to Gran Sasso National Laboratory in Italy.