DOE National Lab Day was organized on April 18, 2017 at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. The goal of the event was to provide exposure to the capabilities and mechanisms for collaboration at the DOE National Laboratories.
Jay Keasling, Associate Laboratory Director for Biosciences, Mary Maxon, Biosciences Principal Deputy and Corie Ralston, Molecular Biophysics and Integrated Bioimaging’s Deputy Director for Science participated at the event. During their opening remarks, Arkansas Congressmen Steve Womack (pictured) and Bruce Westerman highlighted the national significance of the Labs. Stanford University’s Arun Majumder, Founding Director of the Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E), described energy innovation as a key aspect of our future, and Deputy Laboratory Director Horst Simon represented Berkeley Lab as part of a panel of National Lab Directors who illustrated many of the opportunities available at the National Labs. Maxon moderated a Bioscience and Healthcare breakout session and Keasling moderated a breakout on Renewables and Biofuels.