December 12, 2014
U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz visited ASU to meet with STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) students, and explore Department of Energy research projects at the university. During his visit, Moniz discussed the energy and technology programs that the department supports, as well as the importance of engaging youth and minorities in STEM education.
An extensive tour, guided by Senior Sustainability Scientist Sethuraman "Panch" Panchanathan and ASU Wrigley Institute Director Gary Dirks, allowed Moniz to witness groundbreaking university endeavors such as the Center for Negative Carbon Emissions and Zero Mass Labs. He was also introduced to the numerous solar initiatives on ASU campuses.