In one of his final public speaking appearances in Washington, Moniz discussed how an increased focus on science and research and development has informed better policymaking and technology solutions, and how to protect the independence and integrity of scientists at the DOE and its 17 National Labs. He also unveiled the “State of the National Labs” report. Video>
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Cook, a computer scientist at Sandia Lab in New Mexico, and Jon Bashor, who oversees communications for the Lab’s Computing Sciences Area, sat down for a conversation on Oct. 24. She shared engaging and humorous stories about her efforts to plow through obstacles, both accidental and intentional. Watch>
This video short from the Campaign for Disability Employment reminds us to capitalize on the talents of people with disabilities. The Campaign for Disability Employment is a collaborative effort to promote positive employment outcomes for people with disabilities by encouraging everyone to recognize the value and talent they bring to the workplace. Watch>
“Building Below Zero,” narrated by actor Ted Danson, examines buildings that produce and store more energy than they consume. In the film, Lab Deputy Director Horst Simon and ETA’s Cindy Regnier discuss FLEXLAB and its ability to test energy efficient technologies before going to the marketplace (begins at about 13:30). Watch>
Just in time for its final presentation to seasoned entrepreneur trainers, the Lab’s Ring Burner team creates a prototype to help advance industry interest. As the six weeks of DOE Lab-Corps winds down, the researchers find they’ve gained an understanding of what the market wants and needs, saving months of research that could take them on less certain paths to commercialization. Watch>
In this video short, disability awareness author and speaker Gary Karp raises awareness of invisible disability in the workplace. The term invisible disabilities refers to symptoms or impairments that are not always obvious to the onlooker, but can sometimes or always limit daily activities, and range from mild challenges to severe limitations and vary from person to person.
In Episode 5, the Lab’s Ring Burner team reaches out to contacts around the globe and along the potential value chain of its revolutionary technology to gather as much customer data as possible before DOE’s six-week entrepreneurial training program, Lab-Corps, draws to a close. Persistence pays off, and the team begins to zero in on potential business models and marketplaces.
Lab researchers Peter Therkelsen, Mike Tucker, and Vi Rapp dive into customer interviews in episode 4 of IPO’s short film series profiling their Lab-Corps experience. Will they find a hot spot in the market for their stovetop technology? For more details on the Ring Burner’s features and benefits, see ETA’s recent technology profile.
Preparedness is one of the most critical phases of emergency management. This is the most significant component because preparedness starts with the individual. How can one get involved? Participate in training, drills, and exercises, like these Lab staff employees this past August. More>