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March 1, 2013
Director Dot Harris spoke with over 330 students about diversity in computing and other technical careers at the Richard Tapia Diversity in Computing Conference in February 2013.Photo Credit: Reggie Campbell, RL Campbell Photography
Celebrating Diversity in Computing: Speaking at the Richard Tapia Conference

Finding your niche and making your mark should be the goal of any young professional. Here at the Energy Department, while we drive our mission forward every day, our employees seek to make a personal impact on the people and communities they serve. This February, I spoke on this important topic at the 2013 Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing Conference, a meeting of 550 students, academics, and computing professionals here in Washington D.C.

February 27, 2013
Join our <a href="https://plus.google.com/events/cdb7hukmrr7bdutahs075gl6dco">Google+ Hangout</a> on bridging the diversity gap in STEM education and careers at 2:30 pm ET today. | Graphic courtesy of Sarah Gerrity.
Today at 2:30 pm ET: Hangout With Science, Tech, and Innovation Leaders

Ask our experts about all things STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) today at 2:30 pm ET during a Google+ Hangout.

February 26, 2013
This Wednesday, Join SBA's Webinar on the SBIR/STTR National Conference

Join SBA and John Williams, Director of SBIR/STTR Programs at Department of Navy, on Wednesday, February 27 at 2:00PM EST for the Small Business Administration's webinar on the Navy's SBIR/STTR Programs and the National SBIR Conference this May.

February 25, 2013
Participants of the 2013 Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day gather at Argonne National Laboratory with Director Dot Harris.
Introducing a Girl to Engineering - A Day at Argonne National Lab

Did you know that while women comprise 48 percent of the U.S. workforce, they hold only 24 percent of STEM jobs? STEM, or science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, is critical for the mission of the Energy Department in securing our clean energy future - and it's critical for the country.

February 22, 2013
Join our Google+ Hangout on increasing diversity in science, technology, engineering & math disciplines. | Infographic by Sarah Gerrity.
Live Q&A: Celebrating Black History Month and STEM Education

Join our Google+ Hangout on February 27 to discuss strategies for bridging the diversity gap in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.

February 21, 2013
July 20, 1944
Commemorating Black History: Contributions of African Americans to the Manhattan Project

The Department of Energy (DOE) commissioned an exhibit documenting the contributions of African Americans to the Manhattan Project at Hanford Reservation.

February 19, 2013
Director Dot Harris presents Chris Smith, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary and Acting Assistant Secretary of Fossil Energy, with a professional achievement award at the Black Engineer of the Year Awards conference this February. Photo Credit: Nancy Jo Brown/106FOTO
Fossil Energy Acting Assistant Secretary Recognized at Black Engineer of the Year Awards

Earlier this month, I joined Chris Smith, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary and Acting Assistant Secretary of Fossil Energy, on stage in Washington DC at the Black Engineers of the Year Awards (BEYA) conference to present him with BEYA's Professional Achievement award, recognizing the work of Acting Assistant Secretary Smith and his team in the all-of-the-above energy strategy of the United States.

February 11, 2013
We Have a Winner - DC High School Regional Science Bowl Competition Held Last Saturday

As part of the National Science Bowl, more than 9,500 high school students take place in 70 high school regional competitions around the United States and Puerto Rico.  The winners of these regions advance to the National Science Bowl competition held every April in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

February 8, 2013
President Barack Obama talks with Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching winners in the State Dining of the White House January 6, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)
Nominate An Inspirational STEM Teacher for the Nation’s Highest Honors

Nominations are now open for the nation’s highest honors for K-12 mathematics and science teachers. The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, or PAEMST, have been running since 1983, honoring more than 4,200 teachers for their contributions in the classroom and to their profession.

February 7, 2013
National African American History Month, 2013: A Presidential Proclamation

Celebrating National African American History Month.