MUSES Woman of The Year

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THE MUSES of the California Science Center Foundation celebrates its annual Woman of the Year luncheon on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at the Jonathan Town Club, honoring Dr. Jane C. Long, retired Associate Director for Energy and Environment at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Proceeds from THE MUSES Woman of the Year luncheon help to fund the California State Science Fair and education programming for underserved children through the Hands-On Science Camp and Community Youth Programs of the California Science Center Foundation.    

Dr. Long’s current work involves strategies for dealing with climate change, including reinvention of the energy system, geoengineering and adaptation. While at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory she led programs in Earth System Science and Engineering, Nuclear System Science and Engineering, the National Atmospheric Release Advisory Center, and the Center for Accelerator Mass Spectrometry. Dr. Long served as the Dean of Mackay School of Mines at the University of Nevada, Reno from 1997 to 2003, and was a scientist and department chair in energy and environment for Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Since retiring, Dr. Long has been serving as a senior contributing scientist for the Environmental Defense Fund. She has also been a Visiting Researcher at the University of California, Berkeley. 

Dr. Long holds a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering from Brown University School of Engineering, where she was named Alumni of the Year in 2012, and a Masters in Geotechnical Engineering and PhD in hydrology from UC Berkeley. She is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, an Associate of the National Academies of Science, and a Senior Fellow of the California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) and the Breakthrough Institute. Dr. Long chaired the CCST’s California’s Energy Future committee, which evaluated the state’s technical ability to meet 2050 climate goals of reducing emissions by 80%, and recently led the CCST committee to assess hydraulic fracturing for the state of California. 

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