Statement from University President Joel Seligman on FY2014 Appropriations Bill Funding for Laboratory for Laser Energetics
Today, it was announced that the FY2014 Appropriations Bill includes $64 million for the University of Rochester Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE)
"Thanks to the consistent leadership and support of our Congressional delegation, the University's Laboratory for Laser Energetics is a vital contributor to our national and economic security, a critical component to the strategic work on an independent energy future, and an invaluable source of scientific leadership. With around 1,000 individuals involved in its program, the continued investment in the Laboratory for Laser Energetics preserves its status as a unique national resource for research and education in science and technology and a major driver of New York's high-tech economy. I want to particularly thank Senator Schumer, Senator Gillibrand, Congresswoman Slaughter, and Congressman Reed and Collins for their efforts. "
The University of Rochester (www.rochester.edu) is one of the nation's leading private universities. Located in Rochester, N.Y., the University gives students exceptional opportunities for interdisciplinary study and close collaboration with faculty through its unique cluster-based curriculum. Its College of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering is complemented by the Eastman School of Music, Simon School of Business, Warner School of Education, Laboratory for Laser Energetics, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, and the Memorial Art Gallery.