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Shannon Brescher Shea (shannon.shea@science.doe.gov) 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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Creating the Heart of a Quantum Computer: Developing Qubits
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The Big Questions: Ian Foster on High-Performance Computing
January 15, 2020
Scientists recognized by the 2019 DOE Office of Science Distinguished Scientists Fellows Award are pursuing answers to science’s biggest questions.
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The Big Questions: Sally Dawson on the Higgs Boson
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