The United States National Laboratories conduct scientific research and development in areas related to energy and technology under the scope of the U.S. Department of Energy. These organizations cannot fulfill their goals without the many scientists who work there. Who are these scientists? What do they research? How did they get their positions? Is a career at a National Lab a good fit for you?

Our panelists for this event were:
Dr. Roger Aines – Energy Program Chief Scientist in E Program and Lead of the Carbon Initiative at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL).
Dr. Josh Schaidle – director of the Chemical Catalysis for Bioenergy Consortium and Distinguished Member of the Research Staff at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).
Dr. Corinne Scown – Vice President and founder of the Lifecycle, Economics, and Agronomy Division (LEAD) at the Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI), Deputy Director for Research of the Energy Analysis and Environmental Impacts (EAEI) Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (LBL).

This panel was moderated by Dr. Jessica Noviello, NExSS NPMP. The live version took place on September 29, 2022. We thank the panelists for sharing their time and experience with us! PAWS is generously sponsored by the NASA Astrobiology Program.

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The recording of the PAWS panel discussing careers at National Labs.