Paul Laurence Dunbar of Lexington, KY
Wins “Super Bowl of Science”
Congratulations to the Paul Laurence Dunbar team from Lexington, KY who represented our Greater Cincinnati Regional for placing in the top 16 among 69 other competing teams of High School students at the National Science Bowl held in Washington DC., on April 25-29, 2013. For placing in the top 16, Paul Laurence Dunbar received $1,000 for their school’s science department. In addition to the academic competition, Paul Laurence Dunbar also received $500 for placing first in their “Arrhenius” division’s team challenge in which they solved hands-on science problems. The 1st place winner of the National Competition was Mira Loma High School from Sacramento, California.
Paul Laurence Dunbar High School of Lexington, KY won the 22nd Annual Greater Cincinnati Regional Competition, one of seventy Regional competitions in the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Science Bowl® for high school students held Saturday, February 23, 2013 at Cincinnati Technical and Community College. The winning team advances to Washington, DC, to compete against other regional winners in the National Finals of DOE’s National Science Bowl April 25-29, 2013. Centerville High School from Centerville, OH finished second.
Twenty four teams of high school science and math students from Ohio and Kentucky competed. Many of these teams spent months preparing for the National Science Bowl’s regional competition, which features head-to-head competition in a fast-paced question and answer format similar to Jeopardy. The students were quizzed on all science disciplines including biology, chemistry, earth and space science, energy, mathematics, and physics.
In 1991, the Department launched its National Science bowl competition to encourage high school students to excel in science and math and to pursue careers in those fields. Today, more than 200,000 students have competed in the National Science Bowl and it is the only science competition in the United States sponsored by a Federal agency. For more information, please visit http://science.energy.gov/wdts/nsb/.
On January 31, 2013, at the Federal Executive Board Meeting, three individuals from the EMCBC were recognized for their participation on the Great Cincinnati Federal Executive Board. Jack Craig, Director, EMCBC was recognized for his service as the Chair of the 2012 Local Federal Coordinating Committee for the Combined Federal Campaign and a member of the 2012 Policy Committee. Sheila Gilliam was recognized for serving as Chair of the Cultural Diversity Committee. The mission of the Cultural Diversity Committee is to sustain and enhance an inclusive federal work environment that recognizes, appreciates, and embraces the rich cultures and talents of its diverse employees." Jeffery Williams was recognized for his service as Chair of the Federal Service Excellence Committee. The committee was tasked with organizing the Federal Service Excellence Awards which recognizes the top performers in the greater Cincinnati area. In 2012, a total of 165 nominations were received and winners in 8 categories received recognition.
Thank you all for your outstanding service.
A Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) Keyworker and Coordinators Meeting was held at the EM Consolidated Business Center on January 10, 2013. Keyworkers and Coordinators were invited throughout the Ohio River Valley which encompasses 3 counties in Ohio, 6 counties in Indiana, and 56 counties in Kentucky. Twenty-one members of the CFC community attended the meeting which was designed to share ideas, discuss improvements for next year, and to meet and network with others.
On January 9, 2013, the EMCBC hosted a meeting of the Small Sites Federal Project Directors and EM HQ personnel that support these projects, which include: Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Energy Technology Engineering Center (ETEC), Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory (LBNL), Moab Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Actions (UMTRA), Separations Process Research Unit (SPRU), and the West Valley Demonstration Project (WVDP).
The Environmental Management Consolidated Business Center (EMCBC) in Cincinnati, Ohio serves the DOE Office of Environmental Management (EM) with a mission to provide our customer sites with business and technical resources that includes: Office of Technical Support and Asset Management, Office of Financial Management, Human Capital Management, Information Resources Management, Office of Contracting, Office of Chief Counsel, and Office of Cost Estimating and Project Management Support.
At the heart of our mission to deliver products and services to our customers, is our team who is committed to providing customer service in a timely and effective manner. In order to ensure our customer expectations regarding timeliness are met, the EMCBC has established the Customer Service Goals at the link below.