July 2012 News


ARL scientists attended the 8th annual AAGEN leadership conference 

Three U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) scientists from the Sensors and Electron Devices Directorate, Dr. Richard Fu, Dr. Susan Young, and Dr. Tien Pham, attended the 8th annual Asian American Government Executive Network (AAGEN) leadership conference recently held in Crystal City, Va.

The Department of the Army sponsored this year's conference for the first time.



AAGEN Executive Director Thomas Phan invited panelist for White House AAPI Youth Summit  On Friday, July 6, the White House Office of Public Engagement and White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) will host a briefing for AAPI youth with the East Coast Asian American Student Union. This event will focus on issues that matter to AAPI youth and ways in which AAPI youth can get involved on their campuses and communities.
The opening remarks, panel discussions, and closing remarks will be live streamed online.
  • Friday, July 6, 2012
  • Time: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. EDT & 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. EDT
  • Streamed live on WhiteHouse.gov/Live
  • Tweet your questions using the hashtag #AAPIWH
We hope you are able to join us online!
Opening Session: Friday, July 6, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EDT
Welcoming Remarks
  • Gautam Raghavan – Associate Director of Public Engagement, The White House
Keynote Address
  • Chris Lu - Assistant to the President and Cabinet Secretary, The White House; Co-Chair, White House Initiative on AAPIs
Panel of AAPI Federal Leaders: "Breaking the Bamboo Ceiling"
  • Ana Ma - Chief of Staff, U.S. Department of Labor
  • Thomas Phan - Director, Office of Business Policy and Operations, and Senior Advisor, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Georgia Yuan - Deputy Under Secretary, U.S. Department of Education


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