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UDaily: University's National Lab Day puts focus on collaborative future

UDaily: University's National Lab Day puts focus on collaborative future

U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz toured several laboratories at the University of Delaware during UD's first National Lab Day, applauded the state's support for innovative science, and suggested many opportunities for expanded collaboration with the Department of Energy's 17 national research laboratories.

His visit on May 13 drew more than 200 participants to Clayton Hall, including directors and top leadership from 10 of the nation's 17 national labs and scores of scientists, students and faculty members from area universities and colleges, and industry representatives.

Incoming UD President Dennis Assanis, who takes the reins on June 6, steered a keynote chat with Moniz and U.S. Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.). A scientist and engineer by training, Assanis now is provost at Stony Brook University, which is a partner with the nearby Brookhaven National Laboratory.