National Lab Day On The Hill In D.C. Today

SCIENCE News:

The House Science and National Laboratories Caucus in conjunction with the Department of Energy is presenting National Lab Day on the Hill today in the Cannon Caucus Room Washington, D.C.

Formed largely during World War II with the Manhattan Project, the Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Laboratory system has grown to be the envy of the world. Our 17 National Laboratories form a critical component of America’s innovation ecosystem, enabling economic competitiveness, scientific discovery, and energy innovation while also providing world class research facilities and scientific resources to universities and industry, impacting every state in the nation.

National Lab Days are meant to a celebrate the National Laboratory system and showcase the system’s unique tools, resources, and crosscutting capabilities that keep the United States on the cutting-edge of scientific and technological solutions. DOE will be convening a series of National Lab Days over the next two years organized around four key missions of the National Laboratory system:

  • energy;
  • national security;
  • science; and
  • environmental management. 

Consisting of featured speakers, a high-profile panel on the topic of energy infrastructure, and a science and technology exhibition, today’s event will demonstrate the National Laboratory system’s scientific and technological contributions towards developing America’s new energy infrastructure, focusing on the four areas of energy infrastructure: grid modernization; sub-surface science, sustainable transportation, and integrated energy systems.

The House Science and National Laboratories Caucus was founded with the goal of reinforcing federal investment in research and the National Laboratories while raising awareness about the role they play in long-term economic growth and security.  Its goal is to increase awareness of the value of the National Laboratory system – not just at the national, but the state and local levels – and to build linkages among the National Laboratories and areas that are not home to these labs.

Source: Capitol Grapevine

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