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June 30, 2015
Join the Call: One Million Hours of STEM Volunteer Service

America’s ability to meet the demands of its energy future depends on having a trained, dedicated science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) workforce.

June 26, 2015
Deputy Secretary Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall speaks at her swearing-in ceremony. | Energy Department Photo.
Deputy Secretary Sherwood-Randall Joins Our Women @ Energy Series

Deputy Secretary Sherwood-Randall joins our Women @ Energy series -- which now has over 250 profiles of inspiring women at the Department of Energy.

June 19, 2015
Girls from the Tampa Public Housing Authority participated in a hands-on activity at the Museum of Science and Industry. | Energy Department photo.
Launching STEM Careers through Exposure and Exploration

As part of our series of STEM Mentoring Cafes, a group of 40 girls from the Tampa Public Housing Authority met with scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians at the Museum of Science and Industry on June 13, 2015.

May 27, 2015
This Friday, our panel of energy and sci-fi experts will discuss the interplay between science and cinema at Awesome Con in Washington, DC. | Image courtesy of Awesome Con
Energy @ Awesome Con: Meet Our Panelists

Join us at Washington, DC's leading comic and pop culture convention for a discussion on the interplay of energy, cinema and television.

May 8, 2015
Pamela Richmond is one of a vast array of inspiring mothers at the Department of Energy. | Department of Energy photo.
#WomenInSTEM: Moms Who Inspire

The Department of Energy celebrates Mother's Day by recognizing some of the moms making a difference at the Energy Department and at home.

April 15, 2015
Five Facts About the Gender Pay Gap

Over the past century, American women have made tremendous strides in increasing their labor market experience and their skills. On Equal Pay Day, however, we focus on a stubborn and troubling fact: Despite women’s gains, a large gender pay gap still exists.

April 13, 2015
The Department of Energy Hosts Its First STEM in Indian Country Roundtable Series

In December 2014, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary, Ernest Moniz, met with Departmental Tribal Advisory Groups in Phoenix, Arizona.  During the meeting, many tribal leaders expressed a desire for the Department to do more to promote and support Native American and Alaska Native (AI/AN) participation in STEM education and careers.  Consequently, the Secretary committed the Department to carry out a series of roundtables on STEM education in Indian Country.

March 12, 2015
Grace Hopper, computer scientist and inventor of the first compiler, is the second subject of our Women's History Month #ThrowbackThursday. | Photo courtesy of the White House.
Five Fast Facts About Technologist Grace Hopper

For our second #ThrowbackThursday during Women's History Month, we're highlighting the contributions of Technologist Grace Hopper.

March 4, 2015
Funding Opportunity from NOAA's Office of Education

NOAA's Office of Education (OEd) has issued a request for applications for projects designed to strengthen the public's and/or K-12 students' environmental literacy to improve community resilience to extreme weather events and environmental changes.  Successful projects will advance NOAA's mission and build the environmental literacy necessary for community resilience by focusing on geographic awareness and an understanding of Earth systems and the threats and vulnerabilities that are associated with a community's location.  Eligible applicants are limited to institutions of higher educati

March 3, 2015
Director Harris engages with DigiGirlz (Middle Tennessee High School students)
Director Dot Harris Inspires Girls at DigiGirlz Day Event

During the 3rd Annual DigiGirlz Day event held in Nashville, TN on Saturday, February, 28, 2015, Dot Harris, Director of DOE’s Office of Economic Impact and Diversity, delivered an invigorating and inspiring keynote speech encouraging high school girls in middle Tennessee to explore the plethora of career opportunities within the field of STEM.  To keep the momentum of the keynote in full gear, Director Harris revved up the dialogue by moderating a panel discussion comprised of esteemed professional women from Microsoft,