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Supporting STEM at the National Atomic Testing Museum


On September 20, 2018, Jacobs will attend the Mutual Defense Agreement (MDA) reception in Las Vegas, NV, to celebrate the 60-year anniversary of the bilateral treaty between the U.S. and the U.K. on nuclear weapons cooperation.

The MDA was signed in 1958, allowing the countries to exchange nuclear materials, technology and information to develop their respective programs. Jacobs will attend as a corporate member sponsor to help support and preserve the National Atomic Testing Museum (NATM), where the reception will be held. Jacobs’ sponsorship goes toward supporting the science education program that more than 10,000 students visit each year at the NATM.

“Jacobs is playing an active role in creating a lasting interest and engagement in STEM-based fields among students,” said Jacobs Senior Vice President and General Manager of North American Nuclear Karen Wiemelt. “We recognize that by providing young minds the exposure and hands-on experience with STEM related topics that we are building our future workforce and the next generation of our country’s greatest STEM leaders."

A national science, history and educational institution, the NATM was founded to preserve the history of America’s nuclear weapons testing program at the Nevada National Security Site – where Jacobs is carrying out the operations and management contract, as part of Mission Support and Test Services – through exhibits and learning activities for greater public understanding. The museum presents a collection of unique items, including thousands of rare photographs, videos, scientific and technical reports, and one-of-a-kind scientist collections of Cold War artifacts.

A technical innovator for modernization and sustainment of critical national nuclear infrastructure, Jacobs provides full nuclear lifecycle capability including siting, permitting, design, build, operations and maintenance and decommissioning for industrial, power and weapons establishments; delivering clean energy, medical, science and technology advancements and deterring national and industrial threats.


The National Atomic Testing Museum was founded to preserve the history of America’s nuclear weapons testing program at the Nevada National Security Site, where Jacobs is carrying out the operations and management contract