The U.S. Department of Energy’s Dot Harris, director of the Office of Economic Impact and Diversity, visited Oak Ridge National Laboratory Thursday and Friday.
Harris spoke at the Research Alliance in Math and Science banquet Thursday evening, and she attended a RAMS poster session that preceded the dinner.
Her agenda also included visits to ORNL’s supercomputing facilities, Spallation Neutron Source, the Carbon Fiber Technology Facility, and the Manufacturing Demonstration Facility, as well as discussions on the lab’s education, outreach, partnerships, and small business programs.
The Research Alliance in Math and Science, or RAMS, program is designed to provide collaborative research experiences among faculty and students at colleges or universities and DOE national laboratory researchers. Students majoring in computer science, the computational sciences, engineering technologies, and mathematics are placed primarily in ORNL’s Computing and Computational Sciences Directorate during the internship period. The RAMS program had 14 participants this year.