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National Labs Day at Howard showcases career opportunities, free and open to NSU students

Howard University, Washington, D.C., is hosting a DOE/NNSA National Laboratories Day Career Fair on Feb. 4 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Interdisciplinary Research Building. Students interested in participating should register soon since some events are first-come, first-served.

Registration and information about the event is available at The event is open to students in science, technology, engineering and math disciplines at Howard University as well as those from Morgan State University, Bowie State University, Hampton University, Norfolk State University, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and Virginia State University.

The free event offers a chance for soon-to-be graduates to connect with leaders from 16 national laboratories as well as government offices including the National Nuclear Security Administration and the U.S. Department of Energy.

This Career Fair Showcase will feature:

· a kick-off and welcome by a Howard University official;
· Dr. Victor McCrary, Jr., vice president for research and economic development at Morgan State University, Baltimore, Maryland;
· LaDoris G. Harris, Director of the Office of Economic Impact and Diversity at the U.S. Department of Energy;
· and Dr. Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, the U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy.

The lunch hour will consist of tech-talk type panel discussions as well as presentations by Dr. Gary L. Harris, Associate Provost for Research and Graduate Studies at Howard; Melonie D. Parker, Vice President of Human Resources and Communications for Sandia National Laboratories; and a DOE-led panel.

The event also includes an informational networking session from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Pizza and beverages will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. This session will allow students, faculty, researchers, laboratory professionals, DOE professionals and industry leaders to wrap up the day in an informal setting.

Students are encouraged to register soon to guarantee a spot and to bring copies of their resumes.