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NETL Builds Connections at National Lab Day

NETL Director Brian Anderson, Ph.D., will participate in a roundtable discussion at National Lab Day at the University of Toledo, which will be held Oct. 10-11 in Toledo, Ohio, to meet with other national laboratory directors and discuss NETL’s role in moving technology to society.

Held each year, National Lab Day connects students and researchers with U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratories to offer unique scientific and technological capabilities that are often beyond the scope of academic and industrial institutions. NETL’s expertise in fossil energy research makes it a valuable resource for students and researchers in support of the Lab’s mission to produce technological solutions to America’s energy challenges.

Anderson will convene with other laboratory directors to discuss the Lab’s recent accomplishments, future research goals and technology transfer challenges and solutions. Officials representing 15 DOE labs will be attending the event, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Idaho National Laboratory, Argonne National Laboratory and more.

“Moving technology to society is a cornerstone of our mission at NETL of discovering, integrating, and maturing technologies. We are able to move technologies to make an impact in society through our robust partnerships,” Anderson said. “Sharing information about how to connect with NETL and access our world-class facilities offers both current and future scientists the unique opportunity to advance technology that provides clean, reliable and affordable energy to the American people.”

NETL representatives will also present information surrounding student internships, post-doctoral fellowships, and funding and fellowship opportunities to establish connections with students and researchers during an exciting portion of the program called “Careers in STEM: Seeing Yourself at a DOE National Lab.” They will participate in a speed networking luncheon for high school students from the Ohio area as well as a STEM Fair. The students will have an extended opportunity to learn about NETL researchers’ career pathways and what it would be like to work at a national laboratory.

NETL is a U.S. DOE national laboratory that produces technological solutions for America’s energy challenges. From developing creative innovations and efficient energy systems that make coal more competitive, to advancing technologies that enhance oil and natural gas extraction and transmission processes, NETL research is providing breakthroughs and discoveries that support home-grown energy initiatives, stimulate a growing economy and improve the health, safety and security of all Americans. Highly skilled men and women at three NETL research sites – Albany, Oregon; Morgantown, West Virginia; and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – conduct a broad range of research activities that support DOE’s mission to advance the national, economic and energy security of the United States.