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National Lab Celebrates a Century of Science

October 13, 2010 - 1:00pm


Washington, DC - On the occasion of its 100th anniversary, the Office of Fossil Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) today launched its Regional University Alliance (NETL-RUA) and dedicated the Energy Challenge, an interactive energy exhibit for kids, with an event at the Carnegie Science Center.

Energy Challenge is an interactive kiosk that quizzes players on sources of energy, the science behind energy, and ways to use it wisely in daily life. The exhibit will be located on the fourth floor of the Carnegie Science Center and will be included in general admission.

NETL-RUA combines the best qualities of two fascinating worlds: NETL’s fossil energy expertise and the academic capabilities of five prominent universities--Carnegie Mellon University, Penn State, the University of Pittsburgh, Virginia Tech, and West Virginia University. Collaboration often results in a more robust research effort because each team member brings its strongest skill set to the table; NETL-RUA is no exception. The partnership will leverage resources such as existing facilities, specialty equipment, and professional staff to accelerate the commercialization of next-generation technologies. In addition, as NETL-RUA focuses on technology innovations to resolve our Nation’s energy and environmental challenges, the Alliance will invigorate regional and national economies by providing new high-tech and manufacturing jobs.

Please join NETL for an exciting afternoon at the Carnegie Science Center. Sit in on an energy panel to hear industry leaders share their thoughts on national and global energy issues. Watch 100 years of energy history unfold as NETL reveals how domestic energy needs have changed over the past century and how they will continue to change in years to come. Learn about NETL-RUA, what drives its energy research, and how the Alliance will shape that region’s energy future. Most importantly, find out how you, too, can be an "energy scientist."

Learn more about today's events

NETL-RUA website

Celebrating 100 Years of NETL