Department of Energy Science for the Future Act
This bill supports specified research and development activities of the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science.
The bill establishes various programs, including
- a basic energy sciences research and development program;
- a biological systems science and climate and environmental science research and development program;
- earth and environmental systems science research;
- a coastal zone research initiative;
- a Quantum User Expansion for Science and Technology program or QUEST program;
- a collaborative research and development program of fusion energy technologies;
- a research program on the fundamental constituents of matter and energy and the nature of space and time;
- a high energy physics research program;
- research activities on the nature of the primary contents of the universe, including the nature of dark energy and dark matter;
- a research program to discover and understand various forms of nuclear matter; and
- a high intensity laser research initiative.
The DOE Office of Science shall continue to leverage U.S. participation in the Large Hadron Collider and prioritize expanding international partnerships and investments in the Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility and Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment.
The bill requires DOE to expand opportunities to increase the number, diversity, equity, and inclusion of highly skilled science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) professionals working in DOE.