Fifty is the birthday for self reflection. It's a time when many of us look back at our lives and ask: Is this the best that I can be? Is my life headed in the right direction to make a difference?
On July 13, we were honored to commemorate the 50th birthday of a remarkable institution. Our two organizations, the Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Colorado Boulder (CU), are the parent organizations for JILA, a joint institute focused on a broad range of physical science research.