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Department of Energy speakers and sessions at AAAS
Date:2/12/2014

Representatives from the Department of Energy's (DOE's) Office of Science and its labs will be active participants in a variety of sessions at the 2014 AAAS Annual Meeting CHICAGO Attendees of the 2014 AAAS Annual Meeting are invited to the events at which representatives from DOE's Office of Science and its labs will play an active part. A roundup of those events is below:

President's Address

2014 AAAS co-chair Eric Isaacs, Director of Argonne National Laboratory (Argonne Lab) will make brief opening remarks, as will fellow co-chairs Robert J. Zimmer, President of the University of Chicago, and Morton Schapiro, President of Northwestern University, before the presentation of AAAS President Phillip A. Sharp.

  • WHEN: Thursday, February 13: 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
  • WHERE: Imperial Ballroom (Fairmont Chicago)

Outsourcing Science: Will the Cloud Transform Research?

Startups, larger companies, and consumers all outsource major information management and manipulation tasks to cloud providers. This symposium investigates the question of whether, how, and when a similar transformation may occur in science. Rick Stevens, Argonne's Associate Laboratory Director for Computing, Environment and Life Sciences will be one of the speakers at this presentation organized by Ian Foster, Argonne Lab.

  • WHEN: Friday, February 14: 8:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m.
  • WHERE: Acapulco (Hyatt Regency Chicago)

Hydraulic Fracturing: Science, Technology, Myths and Challenges

Leaders from industry, academia, and the environmental community will discuss how science and technology have helped to fuel the shale revolution, debunk myths about hydraulic fracturing, and identify challenges and possible solutions needed to ensure the safe and sustainable development of these resources. Organized and moderated by Christopher B. Harto, Argonne Laboratory, with co-organizer Alfred P. Sattelberger, also of Argon
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Contact: Rick Borchelt
rick.borchelt@science.doe.gov
DOE/US Department of Energy
Source:Eurekalert

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