Events like Argonne National Laboratory's annual Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day are produced with the volunteer support of the Department of Energy's STEM professionals. Above, Director Dot Harris visits the event in 2013.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, "Life's most persistent and urgent question is: 'What are you doing for others?'"
In recognition of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the National Day of Service, the Department of Energy’s Office of Economic Impact and Diversity and the Office of Personal Management are hosting the First Annual Interagency STEM Volunteer Fair on February 5, 2014, 10am - 2pm, at the U.S. Department of Energy. The fair aims to match the needs of the local science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) educational community with the amazing base of talent possessed by federal employees.
The President has called on federal scientists and engineers to identify and pursue activities in their communities, with an emphasis on broadly inclusive activities that draw from all segments of society into STEM fields. Women and minorities make up 70 percent of college graduates, but only 45 percent of STEM degree holders – leaving a large pool of talented professionals out of the STEM field.
President Obama’s nationwide service initiative is built on the belief that ordinary people can come together and achieve extraordinary things when given the proper tools. If we want to realize change in our communities, we've got to be in it for the long haul, and it starts with each of us.
So, if you are a federal employee or know of a federal employee who is seeking opportunities to volunteer, heed Dr. King’s call to volunteerism and President Obama’s call to action to support our national interest in a highly talented and trained future career force in STEM education; then please stop by the Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Ave. SW, on Wednesday, February 5, 2014, from 10am – 2pm.
Visit our website to register and view the participating organizations: http://energy.gov/diversity/events/first-annual-federal-stem-volunteer-fair