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.
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
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,
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.
Black History Month celebrates the many vital contributions African Americans have made in America’s history. Today, we’re highlighting African Americans who have helped advance energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies.