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Making it modern: PNNL infuses innovation into nation's electric grid

Making it modern: PNNL infuses innovation into nation's electric grid
Published in the Tri-City Herald, February 2019, authored by Lab Director Steven Ashby

A century is a long time when it comes to technology. Read more...

Richland scientists are teaching computers to learn — and advancing scientific frontiers

Richland scientists are teaching computers to learn — and advancing scientific frontiers
Published in the Tri-City Herald, January 2019, authored by Lab Director Steven Ashby

When you watch young children learning to sort shapes or recognize letters, you can see how layers of knowledge build upon to create new understanding. Humans excel in this regard. Read more...

10 research accomplishments at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in 2018

10 research accomplishments at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in 2018
Published in the Tri-City Herald, December 2018, authored by Lab Director Steven Ashby

As the year draws to a close, top-10 lists of all kinds appear — from box office hits to bestselling novels, top products and baby names. Read more...

PNNL lighting research makes for a brighter future

PNNL lighting research makes for a brighter future
Published in the Tri-City Herald, November 2018, authored by Lab Director Steven Ashby

The days are growing shorter, and some of us are beginning to decorate for the holidays. Read more...

Lab Director's Columns and Opinion Pieces Archive



PNNL Director Steven Ashby's Presentations

Title: Video of Steve Ashby from the National Laboratory Directors' Council 2018 Diversity and Inclusion Workshop.


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


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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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