Washington D.C. – On Tuesday, Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz will join Senator Dick Durbin and Senator Jim Risch for the Department’s National Lab Day on the Hill. Lab Directors and representatives from all 17 of the Department of Energy National Laboratories will be on hand to showcase demonstration projects across five theme areas – energy innovation and environmental sustainability, manufacturing innovations, high performance computing, national security, and discovery science. Following opening remarks, Secretary Moniz will moderate a roundtable discussion on the role of the National Lab system in American innovation.

With origins in the Manhattan Project during World War II, the National Labs maintain multidisciplinary research capabilities with state of the art scientific tools and experts focused on some of the country’s more important priorities in science, energy and national security. National Lab scientists have won 80 Nobel Prizes in the sciences and generated technological advances that have led to entire new industries.


 National Lab Day


 Dirksen Senate Office Building

 Room G50


 Tuesday, September 16, 2014

 2:30 PM - Opening Remarks

 Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz

 Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL)

 Senator Jim Risch (R-ID)

 2:50 PM - Roundtable Discussion and Q&A Moderated by  Secretary Moniz


 Norm Augustine, former Chairman and CEO of  Lockheed Martin

 Dr. Harold Varmus, Director, National Cancer Institute

 Jennifer Rumsey, Vice President of Engineering, Cummins

 Clark Gellings, Fellow, Electric Power Research Institute 


 3:30 PM - VIP Tour of Exhibits with Secretary Moniz for  Members of Congress, Panel Participants and Attendees


 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM -- National Laboratory Day Exhibition and  Reception 


Media wishing to attend please email Kayvon Behroozian at Kayvon.Behroozian@hq.doe.gov