Shannon Brescher Shea

Senior Writer/Editor, Office of Science

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Shannon Brescher Shea ( is a senior writer/editor in the Office of Science’s Office of Communication and Public Affairs. As the content team lead, she writes and edits feature stories covering the Office of Science’s discovery research. She also manages the Science Public Outreach Community (SPOC), the community of practice for communicators in the fundamental research area. Previously, she was a communications specialist in the Vehicle Technologies Office in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. She managed publications, websites, and social media for both Clean Cities (the alternative fuels deployment program) and the Office’s research and development portfolio. She began at the Energy Department in 2008 as a Presidential Management Fellow. In her free time, she enjoys bicycling, gardening, writing, volunteering, and parenting two awesome kids.

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The Technological Heavyweight You’ve Probably Never Heard Of: ESnet
September 10, 2019
The Department of Energy’s superhighway for scientific information has been crucial to furthering research in the past, present, and future.
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Meet the Director: Mike Dunne
August 28, 2019
As director of the Linac Coherent Light Source, Mike Dunne helps make it possible for scientists to use one of the world’s most powerful x-ray systems
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Meet the User Facility Team: Berndt Mueller and Rosi Reed, RHIC
July 9, 2019
In their roles at the RHIC, Berndt Mueller and Rosi Reed help scientists research the conditions at the very beginning of the universe.
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Simulating Ice at the Bottom of the World: Modeling the Antarctic Ice Sheets
June 12, 2019
New simulations can help us understand how & why Antarctic ice sheets may retreat in response to climate change.
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Ten Years and Nearly a Billion Dollars: How Project Management Made a Massive X-Ray Light Source Possible
May 28, 2019
One of the biggest projects the Department of Energy’s Office of Science had ever tackled, the NSLS-II put the Office’s management skills to the test.
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Revealing Viruses’ Hidden Influence
May 22, 2019
Researchers are finding new ways to analyze microbial data, allowing them to better understand viruses’ genes and role in the environment.
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Meet the Director: David Hill
April 2, 2019
As the director of DIII-D, the largest magnetic fusion experiment in the U.S., Hill helps researchers investigate fusion for energy production.
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Meet the Director: Nigel Mouncey
March 5, 2019
As the director of the Joint Genome Institute, Mouncey and his facility make it possible for users to explore an array of genetic information.
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Meet the Director: Mark Palmer
November 7, 2018
Mark Palmer is the director of the Accelerator Test Facility at DOE's Brookhaven National Laboratory.
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