Join Berkeley Lab staff at DOE’s Make|Energy pavilion at Bay Area Maker Faire, May 20-22, in San Mateo. The Lab plus eight other DOE labs, DOE’s Office of Technology Transitions, ARPA-E and EERE will present hands-on and educational displays related to Energy Generation, Secure Energy Distribution, Smart Buildings & Cities, and Manufacturing to demonstrate how DOE science improves the world. See DOE’s Maker Faire page for more information about technologies on display.
An Ask a Scientist booth will be staffed by DOE researchers — including genomics, computing sciences, and energy storage experts from Berkeley Lab — to answer attendees’ science and energy questions. Berkeley Lab’s Chief Technology Transfer Officer, Elsie Quaite-Randall, and other DOE leaders will participate in a panel discussion on DOE’s programs to transition technologies from lab to market. Researcher Ronald Zuckerman joins other DOE scientists on a Think-Make-Innovate panel, and Reshma Singh leads a panel on Jump, DOE’s new tech crowdsourcing program.
DOE Make|Energy pavilion highlights include –
–a “Fight the Hackers” challenge modeling how cyber security protects the energy grid
–algae-fueled boat races
–a full size, 3D-printed Jeep
–mini-microscopes that attach to cell phones
–windmill-powered cell phone charging
–an array of smart technologies enabling energy efficient buildings and communities
plus live demonstrations of DOE technologies from ESNet to water-cooled shoes and 3D visualization tools.