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April 16, 2014
Department of Energy Issues Draft Renewable Energy and Efficient Energy Projects Solicitation to Foster Clean Energy Innovation

In support of the Administration’s all-of-the-above energy strategy, the Department of Energy issued a draft loan guarantee solicitation today for innovative renewable energy and energy efficiency projects located in the U.S. that avoid, reduce, or sequester greenhouse gases. When finalized, the solicitation is expected to make as much as $4 billion in loan guarantees available to help commercialize technologies that may be unable to obtain full commercial financing.

April 15, 2014
Nominations Now Open: Mid-Career Women in Clean Energy Awards

Nominations are now being accepted to honor mid-career women for outstanding work in clean energy. These annual awards are run by the MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI) as part of an overarching collaboration with the Department of Energy's U.S. Clean Energy Education and Empowerment (C3E) program. The awards are an effort to advance the careers and leadership of women in the field of clean energy. The U.S. program is part of the C3E initiative within the 23-government Clean Energy Ministerial framework.

April 15, 2014
Participants in 2012 Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day got an exercise session hosted by the staff of the Forrestal Occupational Health Organization.
Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day - Thursday, April 24

Department of Energy is proud to participate in Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day on Thursday, April 24. Join us at Forrestal for a welcome program, 9am-10am in the Main Auditorium, and for official Department of Energy photos from 10am-10:30am. RSVP to diversity@hq.doe.gov

April 8, 2014
STEM and Equal Pay

How supporting more women in STEM fields can help close the gender wage gap.

April 8, 2014
It's Equal Pay Day - Join our #STEMEqualPay Tweet Up at 3pm EST

The YWCA and the Department of Energy are teaming up to host a panel and Tweet Up on The STEM Promise: Opportunities for Economic Empowerment. Join the conversation today from 3-4pm EST, by using #STEMEqualPay on Twitter and learn how STEM jobs can cut down on the pay gap between men and women.

April 3, 2014
Slideshow: Building a Better Future One Robot at a Time

High school students are incorporating cutting-edge manufacturing techniques into robots, while pushing the boundaries of research forward.

April 2, 2014
The SUN Project Enhances STEM Education for Native American Youth

The SUN Project is a partnership between the American Indian Science and Engineering Society and the Department of Energy's Office of Economic Impact and Diversity to tap into AISES’ vast network of native STEM professionals to engage, encourage, and mentor Native youth in STEM fields.

April 1, 2014
Women in STEM jobs earn 33 percent more than those in non-STEM occupations and experience a smaller wage gap relative to men.
The STEM Promise: Opportunities for Economic Empowerment. Join the Conversation on April 8.

To learn more about the potential of STEM careers to ease the gender pay gap and pathways into STEM careers for entry-level opportunities, the YWCA and the Department of Energy are teaming up to host a panel and Tweet Up on The STEM Promise: Opportunities for Economic Empowerment. On April 8, 2014, from 3-4pm EST, follow along on #STEMEqualPay to join the conversation.

March 31, 2014
Deputy Secretary Poneman joins with officials from South Africa’s energy sector to cut the ribbon at POWER-GEN Africa 2014 in Cape Town, South Africa. | Photo courtesy of the Energy Department.
Building Strong, Sustainable Energy Partnerships with Africa

Deputy Energy Secretary Daniel Poneman recently visited South Africa and Mozambique, highlighting the need for strong partnerships to ensure a sustainable energy future for both the U.S. and Africa.

March 28, 2014
Colnatec manufactures advanced film thickness monitoring tools and provides process engineering services for organic light emitting diodes, thin film solar, and semiconductor manufacturing. | Photo courtesy of Colnatec
Woman-Owned Small Businesses Making a Big Impact on Clean Energy

Find out how the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy is supporting woman entrepreneurs through the Small Business Innovation Research program.