Nuclear Physics Day on the Hill

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The Nuclear Physics day on the hill is an annual congressional outreach event, organized by the out reach divisions and user groups from JLAB, NSCL and RHIC. Members of Congress and their staffs are often unaware of the economic and scientific impact of JLab on their state and districts. The most effective way to change this situation is for scientists from the Members district or state to visit Congress. Jlab users have been participating in this annual event since 2013. To ensure strong and continued support for nuclear physics research, it is essential that JLab users take an active role in communicating to members of Congress about the value of basic research in nuclear physics and the importance of supporting nuclear physics research. These visits help demonstrate the value of their support for nuclear physics and communicates the excitement and enthusiasm of the scientists. It is very important to have a wide representation from the entire JLab user community including students and post-docs. In order to improve participation dedicated funds are now available for matching support for visits by JLab users from all over the country. All of the information from previous visits including personal accounts will be made available here. We urge more users to participate in this event. For more information please contact J. Gilfoyle (ggilfoyle@richmond.edu) or D. Dutta (d.dutta@msstate.edu).