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Howard University, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), and the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) National Laboratories host National Laboratories Day Career Fair

By Pamela A.G. Clarke, MSc.

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The Honorable LaDoris G. Harris, Director of the Office of Economic Impact and Diversity, U.S. Department of Energy, addresses Career Fair participants.

Howard University, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) National Laboratories, hosted National Laboratories Day Career Fair on February 4, 2016 at the Interdisciplinary Research Building, 2201 Georgia Avenue NW. This well-attended inaugural event was geared towards faculty, students, and postdocs in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) fields and provided opportunities for career exploration, research collaboration and networking. This is the first time that the Department of Energy National Labs has hosted an event at an institution in the US in which sixteen of the seventeen National Labs were in attendance. More than 350 faculty members, students and staff attended the event.

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Career Fair

Deputy Secretary Dr. Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, Provost and Chief Academic Officer Dr. Anthony K. Wutoh and the Honorable LaDoris Harris, Director of the Office of Economic Impact and Diversity at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), and Associate Provost for Research and Graduate Studies Dr. Gary Harris provided opening remarks.

The event was planned and coordinated by the Office of Research Development, directed by Nicole Retland-Moreland. This day-long event demonstrates the value and importance that the DOE National Laboratories places on building relationships with historically black institutions. The importance of innovation and new ideas was a consistent theme of the panel discussions held throughout the day. Howard University faculty presented their research which was in alignment with the research interests of the Department of Energy National Labs.

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Career Fair

For additional information, please contact: Pamela A.G. Clarke, Program Manager, pamela.a.clarke@howard.edu, 202-806-6000 or Youlander Greene, Program Coordinator, youlander.greene@howard.edu, 202-806-5892.

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