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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory microbiologists Sarah Fansler (left) and Vanessa Bailey use instruments at PNNL's Biological Sciences Facility to study microbes that typically live in soils.

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory: Advancing science and technology for a more prosperous, safe and secure world
Published in the Tri-City Herald, April 2018, authored by Lab Director Steven Ashby

It's easy to have a vision — to imagine a brighter future and how you might contribute. But it takes hard work, constant focus and informed decisions to achieve it. Read more...

Nanotubes

These tiny tubes can bring water to millions. And that's just scratching the surface
Published in the Tri-City Herald, March 2018, authored by Lab Director Steven Ashby

Imagine a hollow tube thousands of times smaller than a human hair. Now envision filthy water flowing through an array of such tubes, each designed to capture contaminants on the inside, with clean water emerging at the other end. Read more...

Erin Baker

Why is a virus fatal to one person, but not another? PNNL is on it
Published in the Tri-City Herald, March 2018, authored by Lab Director Steven Ashby

At the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, we strive to understand the world around us. We also seek to understand "us" — that is, the human body and its inner workings. Read more...

Supporting STEM is an Investment in our Future

Supporting STEM is an Investment in our Future
DOE's STEM Rising blog, January 30, 2018, authored by Lab Director Steven Ashby

Mahatma Gandhi once said, "The future depends on what you do today." At Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, we believe the ability to address the most challenging problems in science, energy, the environment and national security—both as a national laboratory and as a nation—depends upon our ability to inspire and prepare the next generation of scientists and engineers. Read more...

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PNNL Director Steven Ashby's Presentations

Event: Naturalization Ceremony, U.S. District Courthouse, 2016, November 15, Richland, WA

Title: Steve Ashby's remarks at Nov. 15, 2016 Naturalization Ceremony

Summary: As an invited speaker at a naturalization ceremony at the Federal Building in Richland, Wash., PNNL Lab Director Steve Ashby welcomed 18 new American citizens, telling them, "As Americans we have much to be thankful for. Among the things for which I am grateful is living in a nation that embraces diversity, that welcomes and respects cultures from around the world and that still serves as a beacon of freedom and opportunity."

Remarks from November 15, 2016 naturalization ceremony.

Steven Ashby

PNNL Director Steven Ashby's Presentation Archive


Happenings

Energy Secretary Perry visits PNNL

Energy Secretary Perry visits PNNL

Greeted by Laboratory Director Steven Ashby (left), Energy Secretary Rick Perry visited PNNL to learn about how researchers are addressing national and international challenges in energy, the environment and national security through advancements in science.

Energy Secretary Rick Perry was at PNNL on Aug. 15, 2017, touring one-of-a-kind facilities and learning about how PNNL's research and development are contributing to DOE missions and national priorities. During Secretary Perry's visit, he heard from PNNL experts about grid modernization, technologies to detect nuclear explosions, energy storage advancements, cybersecurity and more. He also toured EMSL, the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory, which is a DOE Office of Science user facility. Click here for more about Secretary Perry's visit, including photos and a video of his address to PNNL staff.

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