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August 26, 2013
Our Women @ Energy series is one way we're spreading the word about women leaders, including <a href="">Mayling Wong-Squires</a> (left), a Mechanical Engineer at the Energy Department's Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. | Photo courtesy of Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.
Why We Fight -- Celebrating Women's Equality Day

Honoring Women's Equality Day by renewing our commitment to securing opportunities for women in the energy sector.

August 23, 2013
EM Office of External Affairs Acting Communications Director Dave Borak talks with EM intern Valerie Edwards. | Photo courtesy of the Energy Department.
Internships Help Future Energy Leaders Gain Hands-On Experience

What's it like interning at the Energy Department? We interviewed one intern to find out.

August 20, 2013
Girls from Martha O'Bryan Community Center and Maryville Christian School visiting Director Dot Harris at Oak Ridge National Laboratory discussed STEM careers, educational opportunities, and exploring science this August.
Proud to Be a Girl - A Visit to Oak Ridge National Laboratory

There’s an old axiom that you can’t be what you can’t see. Perhaps if you think about what inspired you to enter into your current job, or line of study, you’ll recognize a role model or two that inspired you to take your current path.

August 9, 2013
Minority Educational Institution Student Partnership Program interns at Department of Energy headquarters in Washington, D.C. | Energy Department photo.
Sending off our Summer Interns with Energy Literacy & Work Experience

Sharing lessons-learned from the a summer internship through the Minority Educational Institution Student Partnership Program.

July 24, 2013
Energy Department Announces New Awards to Small Businesses to Accelerate Commercialization of Clean Energy Technologies

Editor's Note: This progress alert was originally posted on The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's website

The Energy Department's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy today announced new awards totaling nearly $11 million to help small businesses in nine states develop innovative ideas that could cut carbon pollution, reduce our reliance on imported oil, and boost energy efficiency.

July 23, 2013
How Small Businesses Support the Department of Energy

Details on the Energy Department's work to ensure small businesses have a fair opportunity to compete for contracts and subcontracts.

July 22, 2013
A few of the summer of 2013 Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship class. Pictured from left to right: Wendy Hertulien, Noelle Hilliard, Vianey Escobar, and Jasmin Selby.
How a Chemical Engineering Major & Track Star Came to a DOE Summer Internship

Jasmine, a rising Senior at Howard University studying chemical engineering, was one of the 40 selected applicants out of 700 to participate in the Department's Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship. This summer she is working with mentors in the office of Fossil Energy to create a financial model for a natural gas power plant. Read more about her story here.

July 17, 2013
NNSA Seeking Comments on Consolidated IT and Cyber Security Support Services Draft

The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) is currently seeking comments, now through July 29, on an opportunity for Consolidated IT and Cyber Security Support Services.

July 15, 2013
After his yearlong fellowship is completed, Polite Stewart hopes to head to graduate school to study more physics at Tokyo University. | Photo courtesy of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
19-Year Old Researcher Among Berkeley Lab’s Youngest Scientists

Polite Stewart's journey from student to researcher at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

July 12, 2013
HUBZone Business Opportunity Session to be held on July 29 in Washington D.C

The Department of Energy's Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization is hosting a Business Opportunity Session. Please join us on Monday, July 29, 2013 from 9:00am – 3:00pm for the U.S. Department of Energy Business Opportunity Session at the Department of Energy in Washington, D.C.

Registration is required - register by emailing