Media Advisory: U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz to Visit UT Austin

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Feb. 4, 2014

AUSTIN, Texas — On Thursday, Feb. 6, U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz will discuss innovation in manufacturing and the importance of STEM education with The University of Texas at Austin and local community members. Moniz will begin his day with Austin entrepreneurs and then travel to the UT Austin campus for a speech to students, faculty members, staffers and the media.

Schedule: Thursday, Feb. 6

8-9 a.m. Breakfast and CEO/Startup Roundtable at Pecan Street Inc.’s Pike Powers Laboratory and Center for Commercialization. Meeting with local clean-tech entrepreneurs and officials.

9-9:30 a.m. Tour of Pike Powers Lab

10:30-11:15 a.m. Moniz speech on UT Austin campus, in Avaya Auditorium in the Peter O’Donnell, Jr. Building for Applied Computational Engineering & Sciences (A.C.E.S.). Introductions by UT Austin Provost Gregory L. Fenves and Cockrell School Professor and UT Austin Energy Institute Deputy Director Michael Webber. Q&A session for attendees after the speech.

11:15-11:30 a.m. Press availability

Locations: Pike Powers Lab, 3924 Berkman Drive, Austin, TX, 78723

Avaya Auditorium, A.C.E.S. Building, UT Austin campus, southeast corner of 24th Street and Speedway

Additional Information: Ernest Moniz became U.S. secretary of energy in May 2013. He is a nuclear physicist, a former professor of physics and engineering systems at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a champion for STEM education. For more information about Moniz, visit the Department of Energy website.

Live streaming of Moniz’s speech will be available. Visit the UT Austin website for details this week.

The hashtag #MonizatUT will be used across social media channels.

Contacts: For the Pike Powers Lab visit, contact Laura Beck, PR/Marketing Director, Austin Technology Incubator, 512-786-1098,

For the UT Austin campus visit, contact Gary Rasp, Communications Director, UT Austin Energy Institute, 512-585-2084,

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