TEES and Texas A&M host Council on Competitiveness’ dialogue series on enhancing U.S. energy and manufacturing capabilities
Answering the nation’s call for viable solutions to its energy and manufacturing needs requires the input and collaboration of experts from a variety of disciplines. Those experts were on the Texas A&M University campus Monday (Aug. 17) as part of the Council on Competitiveness’ dialogue series. The focus was to identify common challenges and opportunities in the areas of clean energy and advanced materials manufacturing in the United States.
The event is the third in a series of themed dialogues the Council and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) are hosting this year to engage thought leaders from industry, academia, national laboratories and non-profit organizations on the topic of accelerating the production of advance materials. The discussions are part of an overarching partnership between the Council and DOE to enhance the country’s energy and manufacturing competitiveness.
“We are honored to host these discussions in College Station,” said M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of Texas A&M Engineering and director of the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station. “Bringing together top experts from industry and academia is critical to solving today’s challenging technology problems.”
“The future of U.S. manufacturing depends increasingly on the novel research, deployment and commercialization of advanced materials,” said Deborah L. Wince-Smith, president and CEO of the Council on Competitiveness. “Bringing together the nation’s top leaders from academia, industry, national laboratories and government to uncover the steps to partner and accelerate advanced materials development in the United States is a critical step to boosting America’s long-term productivity potential and prosperity.”
The event was hosted by the Council on Competitiveness, U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) and Office of Fossil Energy, and Texas A&M Engineering. The series is part of the American Energy and Manufacturing Competitiveness (AEMC) Partnership, a three-year effort between the Council and EERE to increase American competitiveness through advanced clean energy manufacturing and increased energy productivity.