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The DOE Basic Energy Sciences - Early Career Network (BES ECN) is a group of graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and early career scientists from current Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRC), Energy Innovation Hubs, Computational Materials Sciences awards (CMS), and Computational Chemical Sciences awards (CCS). The goal is to share best practices between centers, provide workforce development opportunities, and create a network of early career scientists with a passion for energy science.  The BES ECN plans webinars, hosts meet-ups at national meetings, and organizes early career events at biennial Principal Investigators Meetings.  They also maintain a LinkedIn group, DOE BES - Early Career Network (ECN), for current members and alumni of the BES Early Career Network.

Each active BES center is invited to have a representative on the BES ECN planning committee. Altogether, this group represents more than 1,200 early career scientists.  Robin Hayes, a DOE Basic Energy Sciences program manager, serves as chair of the planning committee.  A list of all the representatives can be found on the BES ECN Representatives page.