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Secretary Chu to Tour Sandia National Laboratories and Highlight President Obama’s State of the Union Blueprint to Build an Economy that Lasts

January 25, 2012 - 2:36pm

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Washington D.C. – On Thursday, January 26, Energy Secretary Steven Chu will travel to Albuquerque, N.M., to highlight President Obama’s State of the Union address and discuss the Obama Administration’s commitment to energy innovation and advanced manufacturing.

Secretary Chu will join U.S. Congressman Martin Heinrich on a tour of Sandia National Laboratories’ National Solar Thermal Test Facility, which is working to advance industry collaboration on clean energy technologies. Secretary Chu will also host a State of the Union Town Hall with students at the University of New Mexico.

Tour of Sandia National Laboratories’ National Solar Thermal Test Facility

WHO: Congressman Martin Heinrich (NM-1), Energy Secretary Steven Chu and Sandia National Laboratories Director Paul Hommert

WHEN: Thursday, January 26, 2012

              10:00 AM MST

*Press availability to follow

WHERE: Sandia National Laboratories

               National Solar Thermal Test Facility

               MS 1127

               Albuquerque, NM 87185

RSVP: Please contact Michelle Fleming at 844-4902 or meflemi@sandia.gov

State of the Union Town Hall at University of New Mexico

WHO: Energy Secretary Steven Chu

WHEN: Thursday, January 26, 2012

              1:15 PM MST

WHERE: University of New Mexico

                School of Engineering

               Centennial Engineering Building

               Albuquerque, NM 87131

RSVP: Please contact Cinnamon Blair at 505-277-1806 or cblair@unm.edu

News Media Contact: (202) 586-4940

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