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Exhibition for the US House of Representatives - June 10, 2014


Rayburn Foyer, Rayburn House Office Building, Independence Avenue, Washington, DC


4:00 pm to 7:00 pm


Schedule of Events

To-Do List Prior To Exhibition

May 23

ALL PARTICIPANTS should complete Google Doc at:

May 19

e-mail complete listing of items being brought into the Rayburn House to


Attendees from DOE-funded facilities should enter their travel plans in the DOE I Portal tool

June 2, 2014

Equipment arrival at NIST (see shipping details below)

Monday, June 9





Illinois Science & Technology Coalition Briefing

Rayburn House Office Building, Room B340


Exhibition Participants Dinner

Old Ebbitt Grill, 675 15th Street, NW, Washington, DC (202-347-4800)

Tuesday, June 10


(for individuals participating in Congressional Visits)

Russell Senate Office Building, Room 188

Northeast of the Capitol, site bounded by Constitution Ave., First St., Delaware Ave., and C St., N.E.

10:00 – 4:00

Congressional Visits

Schedule to be provided at welcome/orientation


Congressional Staff Briefing

Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2103


No-host lunch


Unloading of Equipment

House Loading Dock



Rayburn Foyer, Rayburn House Office Building

Southwest of the U.S. Capitol, bounded by Independence Ave., South Capitol St., First St., and C St., S.W.

4:00 – 7:00

Speakers:  Patricia Dehmer
(Acting Director Office of Science) and members of the House Science and National Labs Caucus

Rayburn Foyer, Rayburn House Office Building

Southwest of the U.S. Capitol, bounded by Independence Ave., South Capitol St., First St., and C St., S.W.

7:00 – 8:00




Cava Mezze, 527 8th Street, SE, Washington, DC (202-543-9090)

* Arrival time at the House is subject to change depending on how long it takes to get the equipment through off-site security.


Shipping Information


NIST, Attention Tanya Burke (NUFO), 100 Bureau Drive, Gaithersburg, MD 20899-6100



  • The date the packages were shipped to NIST
  • Number of packages shipped to NIST
  • Tracking number for the shipment(s)
  • Request for a forklift (if needed to unload the materials) 
  • Name, address, phone number AND UPS/FEDEX account number. Information is required to return the material back to your institution after the Exhibition.  Return labels will be provided at the conclusion of the Exhibition.



Two themes for the exhibition will be 1) Discovery and 2) Energy. A third theme may be added, based on the demonstrations used for the event.



The hands-on physical demonstrations employed in the 2013 exhibition generated significant enthusiasm from the attendees. For 2014 we will continue the use of such demonstrations.

Please forward proposals for exhibition demonstrations to Stephen Wasserman ( by February 28, 2014. The proposal should indicate 1) the facility represented, 2) the personnel who will accompany the exhibit, 3) a brief description of the demonstration (what it is and its technical impact), and 4) the space needed for the equipment. Proposals received after the due date may be considered, at the discretion of NUFO.

The exhibits may include actual experiments, technology derived from facility activities, or remote access to on-going experiments. Experience at the 2013 exhibition indicated that video presentations, while useful as background, do not result in the same degree of interaction with exhibition attendees as do live demonstrations. (See next section for additional information on videos).

The NUFO Steering Committee will select the demonstrations to be used for the exhibition from the submitted proposals. The selection criteria will include effectiveness of the scientific presentation, link to the exhibition’s themes (including the theme that may be added) and how memorable the exhibit is likely to be for attendees. The importance of the “wow” factor is not to be underestimated. The available space for the exhibition may limit the number of proposals that can be accepted. Decisions on selected demonstrations will be communicated no later than March 28, 2014.



Videos presenting facility research provide a dynamic ambiance for the exhibition space. NUFO encourages facilities to provide videos summarizing one or more aspects of their research. The videos will be presented on several monitors, in a continuous loop.

Videos should be professionally produced and last between 1 and 2 minutes. Because the exhibit hall is likely to be crowded and noisy, all dialogue in a video should also be presented in subtitles. NUFO will group related videos together for display.


Industrial Examples

Feedback to users during visits to Washington in the past year confirms the importance of communicating industrial use of facilities and adoption of facility technologies in order to demonstrate the impact of the facilities on the US economy. Industrial examples are encouraged for demonstration proposals. In addition, please forward summaries of corporate usage of your facility to These stories provide a particularly compelling justification for strong, continued federal support of scientific research.


Facility Information

The exhibition, as in years past, will include information on individual facilities and their users. Previously these data were presented on posters. This year NUFO plans to replace the posters with several large screen displays. Although the information will be similar, this mode of presentation permits the use of larger text and figures. As with the videos, the dynamic computer displays are in keeping with the expectations of a modern, non-technical audience.

Please contact Stephen Wasserman ( if you have questions or need further information.



NOTE:   Attendees from DOE-funded facilities should enter their travel plans in the DOE I Portal tool.