Noura Brock Jaber ’17, Hannah Hastings ’16 and Estella Barbosa de Souza ’14 attended the Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics held at the University of Maryland and NIST January 16-18, 2014. There they met alumna Katharine Gebbie ’57, Director of NIST’s Physical Measurement Laboratory.
Scientists at NIST’s Physical Measurement Laboratory conduct basic research in measurement science, with a focus on atomic, molecular, optical, and radiation physics, and provide national measurement standards and services. Dr. Gebbie helped to establish the laboratory some two decades ago and is known for fostering creativity and innovation as she guides NIST’s mission-oriented physics research. The scientists in her laboratory include four Nobel Prize winners since 1997.
To read more about Dr. Gebbie check out this press release from last year when she gave a presentation at NRL.