Our laboratory has a long history of outstanding research, innovation and collaboration. We want to be known for next-generation research and science, exemplary operations and an outstanding work environment with great people and teams. Of late, our safety record has cast a shadow on our ability to execute our mission. Last month, I wrote to … Read More
In February 2018, Joseph Keslin (BIS), Shari MacGregor (BIS), Madonna Pence (BIS), Kerri Schroeder (BIS) and Betty Waterman (CPA) received Gold Spot Awards for their efforts to organize, revise, edit and correct Argonne’s new Electrical Safety Manual.
The team, led by Pence, devoted numerous hours since early fall 2017 to take on the task … Read More »
In February, during the last severe snowstorm of the season, Claybourne White (PSC) assisted the Advanced Photon Source (APS) in providing continuity of operations by superintending facility users’ safety overnight.
The APS operates on a 24/7 basis, and users visiting the lab often stay at the Guest House. Thus, they can remain safely on site … Read More »
Depending on weather conditions, prescribed burns may be held on site today in the 600 Area and south of the 200 Area.
The burns help to promote the health of native plants, eliminate unwanted exotic plants and reduce the probability of wildfires.
Burns are conducted only on days that meet certain weather criteria, including wind … Read More »
Avoid a white-knuckled commute and antacids for breakfast! If you take I-55 north to Lemont Road to enter through Westgate in the morning, you may want to consider taking an alternate route in order to avoid potential traffic safety risks. Three alternate routes are mapped out, and turn-by-turn directions are listed below.
Alternate Route … Read More »
Several Argonne employees received on-the-spot recognition for displaying positive safety and/or quality assurance initiative during the month of February 2018.
Gold Spot Award recipients Tod Cervenka (FAC) Stephanie Kendzora (HRS) Joseph Keslin (BIS) Jie Liu (AES) Shari MacGregor (BIS) Christina Miller (NST) Glenn Moonier (AES) John Pearson (MSD) Madonna Pence (BIS) Jerry Rice (AES) Johnny … Read More »
Bruce Hoster (FAC) and Steven Macewko (FAC) put forth extraordinary effort, expertise, precision and care in successfully executing repairs to a critical part on a Klystron assembly at the Advanced Photon Source that was severely damaged. This apparatus is used to produce up to 1 MW of radio frequency and is worth more than $1 million. Without … Read More »
On Jan. 24, 2018, Timothy Donnelly (BIS) received a Gold Spot Award for providing outstanding care for fellow employees.
On a cold day after a heavy snowfall, the Building 240 parking lot and sidewalks were covered with a layer of ice. This presented hazardous conditions to drivers and employees walking to the building. Donnelly had … Read More »
Central Shops tackled a project in Building 308 that involved the successful fabrication and installation of more than 120 feet of piping.
Simpson, a highly skilled fabricator and welder, led and supervised the installation, and quickly noticed that the previously drafted assembly procedure did not consider two critical safety aspects. The first was that per American … Read More »
The Argonne community can’t get complacent about weather-related slips and falls just yet. On average, there’s still another 5.5 inches of snow on tap for the Chicago area. According to the National Climatic Data Center:
We can expect an average of 4.3 days of snowfall in March, bringing 5.6 inches. The season’s last snowfall typically … Read More »
- Mindful Mondays Meditation ClassApril 23 - 12:30 pm
- Managing Uncertainty in Electric Grids using Chance Constrained Programming and Statistical LearningApril 23 - 2:00 pm
- Superconducting Half-Wave Resonator Development and Their Physical LimitationsApril 23 - 3:30 pm
- Army researchers conduct first-ever combustion experiment with X-raysApril 19, 2018
- Reconnecting art and science in the classroomApril 19, 2018
- Getting magnesium ions to pick up the paceApril 19, 2018