JBEI welcomed Queensland Minister for State Development Anthony Lynham on Sept. 29. The visit was a follow up on the discussions initiated with Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk in June. Minister Lynham’s portfolio includes responsibility for the Biofutures Strategy, which Premier Palaszczuk launched in June in San Francisco. More>
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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>
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>