University of Wyoming President Ed Seidel will be testifying before the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Thursday, August 5, in the nation’s capital.

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Seidel was invited to testify by the committee’s chairman, Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., at a hearing examining the role of programs with the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science.

Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., is the committee’s ranking member.

The hearing, which begins at 8 am MDT, will be live-streamed on the committee’s website here.

Seidel plans to showcase the strengths of the Office of Science that underpin the national scientific establishment; explain the need for continued and increased investments in science, particularly the computing environments needed to support science; and highlight the link between science and innovation.

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