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>
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>
Over 30 first and fourth grade teachers came as part of Workforce Development & Education’s BLEV program. They toured the Advanced Light Source and spoke with researchers on connecting science in the classroom to applications at the Lab, with specific interest in teaching the topics of waves and energy. More>
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.
The Lab along with the Kavli Energy NanoScience Institute hosted members of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters and the Ministry of Education and Research last week. The guests toured the Molecular Foundry and the Advanced Light Source, followed by a meeting with Director Alivisatos.