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CHIPS and Science Act: Progress and Ties to Energy

Nov 2 @ 12:45 pm - 5:00 pm

CHIPS and Science Act: Progress and Ties to Energy

Virtual Meeting on November 2nd, 12:45 PM MT (Updated Time)

The CAES Energy Policy Institute, based at Boise State University, is pleased to host our next Power Talk. With this series, we bring together leading authors, policy-makers, researchers, and technologists with those who are interested in energy to share insights on energy policy and decision-making.



Moderator: Kathleen Araujo, Director, CAES Energy Policy Institute


John Sargent serves as Specialist in Science and Technology Policy in the Resources, Science and Industry Division of the Congressional Research Service (CRS), consulting with and providing information and analysis to Members of Congress as well as staff. He specializes in federal research and development authorizations and appropriations, U.S. and global R&D funding, research security, the semiconductor industry, public-private partnerships, innovation, manufacturing, and the U.S. science and engineering workforce. John has lead responsibility for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI), and Manufacturing USA. He shares responsibility for Department of Defense research, development, test, and evaluation. Among other duties, John co-authors and coordinates the annual CRS report, Federal Research and Development Funding.


Prior to his current role, John served as a senior policy analyst in the Department of Commerce’s Technology Administration. He successfully led federal participation in the Partnership for a New Generation of Vehicles (PNGV), a landmark public-private partnership between the federal government and the U.S. auto industry to develop breakthrough technologies capable of enabling a three-fold improvement in automotive fuel efficiency. During his 15-years in the U.S. Army Reserve, John served as a platoon leader in the 343rd Engineer Company, command information officer and public information officer for the 310th Theater Army Area Command, and commander of the 201st Public Affairs Detachment.


Mr. Sargent holds a bachelor of science in systems engineering from the University of Virginia. 


Corrie E. Clark serves as Specialist in Energy Policy in the Resources, Science, and Industry Division of the Congressional Research Service. Her issue areas include energy efficiency, renewable energy, and electrification. Before joining CRS in 2017, she was a Department Head and Principal Environmental Systems Engineer at Argonne National Laboratory, where she spent eight years conducting research and analysis on the environmental impacts of energy technologies and the impact of environmental policies on the energy industry.


Dr. Clark received a BS in chemical engineering from the University of Virginia, an MSE in environmental engineering from the University of Michigan, and a PhD in environmental engineering and natural resources from the University of Michigan.


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Nov 2
12:45 pm - 5:00 pm
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