2013 Discovery in Action Calendar
For the first time in Pacific Northwest National Laboratory's 47 year history, PNNL is showcasing its science in a print calendar available to the general public. The artwork also will go on the road as part of a traveling exhibit throughout Washington state.
Thirteen captivating science images along with the research story behind each image—from cooling buildings more efficiently, to understanding chemicals to help treat radioactive waste, to improving human health, to capturing the energy of the sun—are featured in PNNL's 2013 "Discovery in Action" calendar.
"Science is amazing and beautiful," said John LaFemina, PNNL's director of Institutional Strategy. "The images in this calendar and traveling art exhibit clearly illustrate that the work we do at PNNL contributes to the safety, security and prosperity of our nation. They also are inspirational expressions of the creative skill and imagination of our staff; they are beautiful works of art!"
Calendar images were selected from 99 staff-submitted entries during PNNL's third annual Science as Art contest. The twelve winning entries were selected by the general public, who could vote for their favorite images on PNNL's Facebook site this spring. All 99 photos are available for viewing on PNNL's Facebook page.
PNNL's 2013 "Discovery in Action" calendar, published by BrownTrout Publishers, Inc., is available in limited quantities for purchase online at www.amazon.com and www.calendars.com. A downloadable PDF of the calendar also is available.
Adjacent to each image in the calendar are the names of the PNNL team members as well as research partners and funding agencies including: Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, University of Notre Dame, Washington State University and University of Central Florida. Funding agencies include the. Department of Energy, Department of the Interior, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, National Security Agency, Department of Health and Human Services, and the National Science Foundation.
Images within PNNL's 2013 calendar were captured using instrumentation at PNNL, and two DOE national user facilities including EMSL, the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory at PNNL, and the Advanced Photon Source, at Argonne National Laboratory.
|PNNL's Traveling Art Exhibit Schedule|
|Dec 6, 2012 - Feb 1, 2013||Columbia Basin College Planetarium|
|Dec. 28, 2012 - Jan. 24, 2013||Legislative/Capitol Building, Olympia|
|Jan 7-17, 2013||Washington State University Tri-Cities Art Center|
|Jan 28 - Mar 1, 2013||LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory) Hanford Observatory||Feb 2 - Mar 1, 2013||Pacific Science Center, Seattle|