Issue No. 52
From the Associate Director
Despite a dense snowfall outside my window, I'm forcing myself to look at the dates below and realize we're charging through spring, and a lot is happening before the amazing/scary summer shutdown. We are looking at two X-ray runs before June 4th, an early Users' Meeting and a BioSAXS Essentials 8 Workshop. Also, read an update on the magnet production program, a technology company tracing its development to CHESS, and two great science highlights on magic-sized clusters and enzymes relevant to tumorigenic tissue. Last, it is a real pleasure to read about the rewarding work of scientist Kelly Nygren mentoring elementary school students in science and engineering design projects.

-Ernest Fontes 

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