Dec. 7, 2001

Laboratory kicks off 50th anniversary plans

The Laboratory officially kicked off its plans to celebrate its 50th anniversary on Friday with the unveiling of a new celebration logo.

Director C. Bruce Tarter unveiled the logo during a special "state of the Laboratory" presentation, in which he outlined a number of activities that will mark the Lab’s anniversary.

The logo, featuring the Lab’s initials in red, white and blue, commemorates 50 years of "Making History, Making a Difference."
"We are calling attention to what will be a special year and a special milestone for our Laboratory," said Tom Isaacs, who directs the Laboratory’s Office of Policy, Planning and Special Studies. Isaacs is also the chair of the Lab’s 50th anniversary committee.

The logo will be used throughout the Lab’s 50th year. The Lab officially celebrates its anniversary in September 2002. In coming months, the Lab will honor a half century of achievements via special panel discussions, various symposia, and a number of special publications commemorating Laboratory people and their scientific and technological contributions to the nation. Also planned are special editions of Newsline, an open house, community tours of various Lab facilities and much more. Laboratory employees will also receive special commemorative calendars at the end of the month.

More information on the 50th anniversary will appear on the Lab’s Website.