EarthTalks: DOE division director to discuss federal science policy, priorities

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Finding solutions to climate change requires big ideas – and oftentimes large government grants. But how are researchers, who spend most of their time at field sites or in laboratories, supposed to navigate the federal bureaucratic system? The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Gary Geernaert will discuss federal science policy and priorities at the next EarthTalks seminar at 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11, in 112 Walker Building. The talk is free and open to the public.

Geernaert is director of DOE’s Climate and Environmental Sciences Division in Washington, D.C. He oversees and directs atmospheric, climate and environmental sciences research at DOE national laboratories and universities. He is also responsible for the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement research facility and the Environmental Molecular Science Laboratory, serves as vice chair of the US Global Change Research Program and represents DOE on several National Science and Technology Council committees, including the Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee.

Geernaert’s presentation is part of the fall 2019 EarthTalks series, “The Dynamics of Deep Decarbonization.” EarthTalks is a semester-long interdisciplinary seminar series that seeks to engage the University and broader community in examining some of the complex environmental challenges facing the world today. The series runs every Monday through Nov. 18 in 112 Walker Building.

EarthTalks is supported by the Earth and Environmental Systems Institute, the Power and Energy Systems Transitions Laboratory and the Center for Climate Risk Management


Last Updated November 13, 2019