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Secretary of Energy Advisory Board (SEAB)

Cohort 7 Pitch Competition Videos, March 29, 2023

  • Session 1, 9:14 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.: Technical difficulties prevented recording
  • Session 2. 11 a.m. – 12:12 p.m.: View Recording
  • Session 3, 1:10 p.m. – 2:46 p.m.: View Recording
  • Session 4, 2:55 p.m. – 4:31 p.m.: View Recording

LEEP Summit Videos

  • U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm
  • Kelly Speakes-Backman, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Lady Idos, Deputy Director, Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility, U.S. Department of Energy

CRI Cohort 6 Zoom Finals

CRI Cohort 5 Zoom Finals



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