Of the elite twenty teams that have been selected from across the country and around the world to compete in the 2013 Solar Decathlon, four are Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs), showcasing the talent of our nation's MSIs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Congratulations are in order to these MSIs - and their partners - for making it to the Solar Decathlon:
The Energy Department recently announced the first step toward manufacturing small modular nuclear reactors (SMRs) in the United States, demonstrating the Administration’s commitment to advancing U.S. manufacturing leadership in low-carbon, next generation energy technologies and restarting the nation’s nuclear industry.
Last night, the President presented his vision for an economy that's built on American energy. The Energy Department took to Twitter to share his blueprint for an economy that's built to last - check out the @ENERGY and @EnergyPressSec tweets here and go to twitter.com/ENERGY to follow the full conversation.
Chicago Business has the scoop about Kawtar Hafidi, an Argonne National Laboratory nuclear physicist who just snagged the Association for Women in Science's 2011 Innovator Award for her research in the field of the color of quarks. Hafidi is one of many women in science who's changing the equation to accomplish the Department's mission. At Argonne, she leads their Women in Science and Technology (WIST) program, providing mentorship and resources for women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) at Argonne.
The Small Business Administration has long worked in partnership with its fellow agencies to support small businesses across the country. Today they've announced yet another point of access for small businesses seeking to work with the federal government - apps. The brainchild of SBA's "Apps for Entrepreneurs Challenge," these apps can be downloaded straight to your smart phone or tablet device, and navigate their way through several websites at once to find the best resources for small businesses looking for grants, loans, or pathways to doing business with the federal government.
America’s entrepreneurs are on the front lines of the global clean energy race, and the Department of Energy and the Administration want to hear from you about the barriers that are standing in your way and what we can do to help remove them.
“For our own good, we want as wide of a talent pool as we can get,” Secretary Steven Chu said in his remarks to employees. “[Diversity] is a good thing and an important thing to do. It’s also the right thing to do.”