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PNNL's work in Alaska: ArcticShark, EyeSea and fire ice

PNNL's work in Alaska: ArcticShark, EyeSea and fire ice
Published in the Tri-City Herald, June 2018, authored by Lab Director Steven Ashby

Alaska's remote location and vast wilderness contribute both to its beauty and its challenges. Read more...

PNNL wants to shine a light on dark matter by searching for WIMPs

PNNL wants to shine a light on dark matter by searching for WIMPs
Published in the Tri-City Herald, May 2018, authored by Lab Director Steven Ashby

While some of us may periodically ponder the universe, most of us don't dedicate our lives to studying its mysteries, including its birth, evolution and fate. Read more...

PNNL putting energy into battery innovations

PNNL putting energy into battery innovations
Published in the Tri-City Herald, April 2018, authored by Lab Director Steven Ashby

We rely on batteries more than ever to power our lives. Read more...

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...

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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.

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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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