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Mayor of Shanghai Visits the Lab

During his Aug. 26 visit, Yang Xiong visited with Mike Witherell in Shyh Wang Hall to discuss the national laboratory system, and then took a tour of NERSC, followed by a tour of the Molecular Foundry where he received briefings from various scientists.

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Ratan Tata, Chair Emeritus of India’s Tata Sons, Visits Lab

Tata heard presentations on the Lab’s energy research, Cyclotron Road, and the Molecular Foundry, and also toured FLEXLAB, during his July 25 visit. He is the president of the Court of the Indian Institute of Science and chairman of the Sir Ratan Tata Trust and the Sir Dorabji Tata Trust, two of the largest private-sector-promoted philanthropic trusts in India.

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Delegation from National Autonomous University of Mexico Visits Lab

The delegation — which included the university’s Vice Chancellor for Research William Lee, School of Medicine Director Samuel Ponce de León, and Director of International Relations Francisco Trigo — heard presentations on ETA’s Mexico Energy group and electrical grid technology, as well as an overview of the Lab’s astrophysics research (pictured).

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Mandela Washington Fellows Visit Lab

The fellowship is the flagship program of President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative that empowers young people through academic coursework, leadership training, and networking. The group toured FLEXLAB (pictured), and heard presentations on the Cookstove Project and Cyclotron Road, among other activities.

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Saudi Minister of Energy Visits Lab on June 20

Khalid Al-Falih (left), Saudi Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources and the Chairman of Aramco Board of Directors toured the Molecular Foundry (pictured), the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis, and FLEXLAB.   DOE Under Secretary for Science and Energy Lynn Orr accompanied Minister Al-Falih during the visit. 

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UK Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Visits Lab

During her March 29 visit, Amber Rudd met with Director Witherell, was briefed on energy technologies, earth & environmental sciences, and computing research, as well as the Lab’s Cyclotron Road and tech transfer programs. She also toured FLEXLAB (pictured) and Wang Hall.

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Congressman Bruce Westerman Visits Lab

Westerman (R-AR), Vice Chairman of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, Subcommittee on the Environment, participated in a full day of tours and presentations. He has a Masters degree in Forestry from Yale and is a mechanical engineer. Westerman toured the Lab’s user facilities, met with Director Witherell, and learned about the Lab’s biosciences research.

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Veteran Employee Resource Group Hosts SFSU Student Vets

They toured the Advanced Light Source, heard a talks by JGI’s Erika Lindquist on transitioning from the military to science and Rachel Carl (HR) on hiring and internship opportunities, and participated in a networking session with members of the Lab’s Veteran Employee Resource Group. More>

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Lab Hosts Recent Visit by ‘TechWomen Emerging Leaders’

Nine leaders from seven countries recently visited to learn more about energy research and green technology. The group — part of the U.S. State Department’s TechWomen program — toured FLEXLAB, the Rutherford Backscattering Facility, and the Advanced Light Source to learn more about the Lab’s diversity of science and research environment. More>

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Zhejiang Province Governor, Delegation Visit the Lab

The group, which visited last week, received an overview of the Lab from Deputy Lab Director Horst Simon then met with ETA’s China Energy Group to learn about their collaborations with China to reduce carbon emissions. The group also toured the FLEXLAB building efficiency simulator. More>

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