The White House recently hosted leadership from some of the nation’s most innovative labs for a forum on “Connecting Regional Innovation Ecosystems with Federal Labs.” The forum highlighted a number of novel models that promote robust relationships between federal labs and industry, such as Cyclotron Road, housed at Berkeley Lab. More>
Those who missed the event last week can go here to watch an archived video of Michael Hiltzik as he discusses his new book on “Big Science: Ernest Lawrence and the Invention that Launched the Military-Industrial Complex.”
The Molecular Foundry’s Jeff Neaton and Branden Brough, Ambika Bumb with Bikanta, UCLA’s Chris Regan, and Government Affair’s Don Medley briefed members of Congress and staff on how nanoscale science drives innovations across many fields and the key role of DOE’s Nanoscale Research Centers. Rep. Zoe Lofgren blogged about the meeting.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of “Big Science: Ernest Lawrence and the Invention that Launched the Military-Industrial Complex” will discuss his book on Thursday, Oct. 29, from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium.
The Lab is partnering with Rebuilding Together on a renovation project at the North Berkeley Senior Center on Friday, Sept. 25, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Volunteers are needed to paint and install ceiling tiles and radiant barrier window film. Breakfast, lunch, and T- shirts will be provided. Wear clothes that can get stained and closed toe shoes. Sign up here.
Lloyd Whitman, Assistant Director for Nanotechnology at the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy, helps maintain support for the National Nanotechnology Initiative and the Materials Genome Initiative. During his visit, Whitman learned about the Materials Project and toured the ALS and the Molecular Foundry.
Congressional staff members Meyer Seligman of Senate Appropriations and Emily Domenech of the House Science Committee met with Director Paul Alivisatos and toured BELLA, the ALS, the Molecular Foundry, JCAP, JBEI and FLEXLab. Physics and Nuclear Sciences researchers briefed the two on key experiments and projects.
More than 60 people, including two members of Congress and dozens of staffers, turned out for a special one-hour briefing on the critical role of networking in advancing scientific discovery in academia, industry and national laboratories. The July 28 session was organized by the lab’s Government and Community Relations Office. More>
The Earth Science Division played a significant role in leading the preparation of the Subsurface Science and Technology exhibit, with 11 other national labs, at the recent National Lab Day held in Washington D.C. The event helps explain to congress the impact of science conducted by the National Laboratory System. More>
In this newly created position, Tang will help expand and advance the Lab’s outreach to federal government stakeholders and work with regional and state-wide organizations to build their third party support for the Lab in Washington, DC. She formerly worked as a senior field representative in the state office of Senator Barbara Boxer.