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        Research and Development Engineer Allen Quackenbush (right) explains the additive
        manufacturing process to USC visitors in SRNL’s Plastic Additive Manufacturing Lab.
        Faculty from USC

        Aiken, Salkehatchie                                             Auctioneer Dennis Cheeks and Anne Claire Jordan encourage the crowd
                                                                        at Celebrity Waiter Night to bid on the “Party in a Pail” package.
                                                                            Celebrity Waiter event serves
        tour SRS facilities                                             up $50,000 for Children’s Place

                                                                        SRNS “celebrities” served over 150 employees and
        SRS recently hosted faculty members
        from the Universities of South Carolina                         guests at the annual Celebrity Waiter Night on May 9.
        Aiken (USCA) and Salkehatchie to tour   “There are so many great   The event raised $50,000 for Children’s Place, Inc.,
        facilities around the Site and evaluate   opportunities for us and   a United Way of Aiken County agency that provides
        opportunities for future partnerships.  our students to partner   therapeutic intervention, bus transportation and
                                                                        daycare for local children as well as support groups
        During the driving portion of the tour,   with SRS going forward.   and parenting classes to caregivers.
        visitors were able to view M Area   With the new perspective
        clean-up and closure; F Canyon and F   provided by the tour, we   All proceeds raised from the brunch, dinner, silent
        Tank Farm; Low-level Waste Disposal   have already had follow   auction, live auction and “tips” for the celebrity
        Facilities; the Salt Waste Processing   up conversations with   waiters will go towards the needs of the non-profit
        Facility and the Saltstone Facility.   SRS staff on growing our   organization.
        The tour also featured stops in the   partnership.”             “SRNS has always been proud to support United Way of
        Savannah River National Laboratory   Chad Leverette             Aiken County partner agencies,” said Elizabeth Harm,
        to observe virtual reality equipment,                           SRNL Protocol Officer and Celebrity Waiter
        robotics and additive manufacturing; an                         Co-Chair, along with Yolanda Pelzer. “I am so excited
        overview of physical protection systems                         that this year we will be donating $50,000 to Children’s
        engineering; and the Tritium Extraction Facility.               Place, increasing last year’s donation by $20,000.”
        “We are so thankful for the opportunity to have such an in-depth tour of
        SRS. With our colleagues from USC Salkehatchie, the USC Aiken faculty
        hoped to learn more about the operations and needs of SRNS, SRNL and
        SRR,” said USCA Interim Dean of the College of Science and Engineering
        Chad Leverette. “There are so many great opportunities for us and our
        students to partner with SRS going forward. With the new perspective
        provided by the tour, we have already had follow up conversations with
        SRS staff on growing our partnership.”
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