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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,

March 3, 2015
Marc Morial Becomes Newest Minorities in Energy Ambassador
Marc Morial Becomes Newest Minorities in Energy Ambassador

Marc Morial Becomes Newest Minorities in Energy Ambassador

March 3, 2015
Engaging African Americans in STEM Education

Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz talks with Dr. Johnnetta Cole at the National Museum of African Art, February 25, 2015.

February 26, 2015
EM’s Human Capital and Corporate Services Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary Melody Bell talks with Michigan State University engineering student Harold Hill at the BEYA conference.
EM Engages Students, Professionals in Popular Conference Focused on STEM Careers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – EM joined DOE’s Economic Impact and Diversity and Chief Human Capital Officer offices and the National Nuclear Security Administration at the 2015 Black Engineer of the Year Awards Conference (BEYA) earlier this month.

February 23, 2015
DC Students Flex Their Mental Muscles in Regional Science Bowl Competition

DC Students Flex Their Mental Muscles in Regional Science Bowl Competition