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Lynn Billman
Lynn L. Billman retired in September 2013 from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), a Department of Energy laboratory located in Golden, Colorado. During more than 26 years of dedicated service, Lynn’s work spanned all technology and mission areas in support of NREL executive management, state and local deployment, Department of Energy program planning, and strategic energy and research analysis. As a senior project leader, she led a large team to provide technical assistance in all areas of energy during the rebuilding of Greensburg, Kansas, as a model green community, following a devastating tornado. As Laboratory Institutional Planner, she led the development of NREL’s sustainability initiative, strategic research initiatives, and the Grand Vision for the Campus of the 21st Century. Her last six years at NREL were spent leading a team of young professionals in analysis of energy policies, markets, and jobs and economic impacts.

Lynn has been an active member of the American Scientific Affiliation (ASA) since 2003. ASA is a fellowship of Christian working in mainstream science, founded in 1941. In 2012, she was elected to the national council for ASA and began serving her five-year term in 2013. Also in 2013, she conceived and launched Christian Women in Science, an ASA affiliate group, to support Christian women in their science education and careers.

Lynn graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry with Highest Honors at the University of California, Berkeley, in 1975 and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Lynn lives in Lakewood, Colorado, with her German shepherd Toby, and can be reached at

Entries by Lynn Billman

Can You Trust Anything Written About Science and Faith by a Christian?

(141) Comments | Posted June 15, 2015 | 6:13 PM

Co-authored with James Peterson


Have you ever searched the web for what religious, specifically Christian, people believe about science and scientific topics and issues? I bet you've encountered some ... uh... challenging sites. Wouldn't it be great if there was a website or...

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Christian Women in Science Celebrate First Year -- And Are Reaching for More!

(0) Comments | Posted August 14, 2014 | 2:07 PM

"I don't have to filter what I say!" Sharon Petzinger, a wildlife biologist who studies birds for the state of New Jersey, said this to me with a light of joy in her eyes. Hannah Ryan, a grad student at the University of Colorado, echoed the sentiment.

We were...

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What if a Woman Wants to Believe in Both Jesus and Science?

(24) Comments | Posted March 17, 2014 | 3:45 PM


This may seem a strange question to many of you, but it is not strange to a young Christian, "on fire for Christ" as we say, who is also on fire to know the what, how and...

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Christian Women in STEM Are a Vulnerable Minority

(17) Comments | Posted February 26, 2014 | 9:08 PM

As the President of Christian Women in Science (CWIS, part of the American Scientific Affiliation), I hear many stories about the struggles of women of this faith who are interested or work in science, technology, engineering and math. Some stories are encouraging, but others are enough...

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