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May 7, 2013
Energy Department and the NSTA Launch America’s Home Energy Education Challenge 2013-2014 Program

Registration Now Open For Student Energy Conservation Competition; Program Inspires Student Interest in STEM, While Teaching How Saving Energy Saves Money

May 6, 2013
May 23 ChallengeHER Women Owned Small Business Event in Washington, DC

This April, the Small Business Administration (SBA) announced the ChallengeHER Campaign. The campaign is an exciting new initiative that leverages the resources of SBA, Women Impacting Public Policy, and American Express OPEN to promote the Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contract Program and bring more women-owned firms into the federal government’s supply chain.

May 3, 2013
Panelists discuss the role of colleges and universities in helping to further clean-energy research and entrepreneurship during a forum at Stanford University. | Photo courtesy of Stanford Energy Club.
Energy Wrap-Up: Charging Students To Take the Lead in Energy Innovation

Students, academics and entrepreneurs came together at Stanford University to discuss how the next generation can lead the way in creating the next big breakthroughs in sustainable energy.

May 3, 2013
The Energy Department is helping Alaska Native communities reduce their energy costs by investing in renewable energy and energy efficiency upgrades. | Photo courtesy of Western Community Energy.
Helping Alaska Native Communities Reduce Their Energy Costs

Learn how the Energy Department is helping Alaska Native communities reduce their dependence on oil by focusing on renewable energy and energy efficiency projects.

May 3, 2013
Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Women @ Energy

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, and at Energy we honor our Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) workers who help us accomplish our mission every day. This month, we bring you stories of AAPI Women @ Energy, sharing their paths to STEM careers, their work at the Energy Department, and their tips for career success.

View our photo set & see the stories of AAPI Women @ Energy.

April 30, 2013
Acting Energy Secretary Poneman (far left) stand with a team of young entrepreneurs from Brigham Young University -- the regional winners of the National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition. | Photo by Ilya Pupko,
Celebrating The Next Generation of Energy Entrepreneurs

Recognizing innovative, bold-thinking student entrepreneurs who are working to advance clean energy technologies.

April 24, 2013
Joining Director Dot Harris (second from left) were Marlene Kaplan, the Deputy Director of Education and director of EPP, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Claudia Rankins, a Program Officer with the National Science Foundation and Jim Stith, the past Vice-President of the American Institute of Physics Resources.
Intentionally Including - Engaging Minorities in Physics Careers

The 2013 Assembly of Society Officers of the American Institute of Physics met on April 4, 2013, to discuss diversity in the physical sciences at the undergraduate level.

April 15, 2013
Courtesy of: Michael Hoch / CERN
CERN Offers UN Advice on Bringing Women into Science

In CERN’s first opportunity to engage directly with a UN organization since it gained observer status, grad students suggested ways to improve the situation of women in science.

April 11, 2013
The <a href="">Collegiate Wind Competition</a> is one of several Energy Department-supported programs aiming to inspire the next generation of clean energy leaders. Here, JMU student Greg Miller demonstrates how the blades of a wind turbine work as part the Wind for Schools project. | Photo courtesy of the Virginia Center for Wind Energy.
Student Competition Prepares the Next Generation of Wind Energy Entrepreneurs

Find out which universities are participating in our first ever Collegiate Wind Competition.