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April 5, 2013
Testing materials in the lab at Vorbeck Materials Corp. | Photo courtesy of Vorbeck Materials Corp.
From Lab to Market: DOE's America’s Next Top Energy Innovator Program

America’s Next Top Energy Innovator Program is unleashing the National Labs’ unlicensed patents for use by startups -- and helping build businesses and bring energy technologies from the lab to the marketplace.

April 3, 2013
Save the date for the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Family Day at the Smithsonian! This year it will be at the National Museum of American History on Saturday, May 4, 2013. More details to come.
2013 Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month Resources and Theme

Editor's Note: This information is provided by the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.

April 1, 2013
Awarding Success: Oak Ridge Celebrates Small Business Awards

We do billions of dollars in business with small businesses every year at the Energy Department, contracting with businesses across the country to perform mission-critical work. While all small businesses we work with must prove their qualifications up front and their value to the tax payer, there are some that stand out as the cream of the crop in their work performance and efficiency.

March 28, 2013
Students Speak: The Power of STEM

High School student finalists in the 2013 Intel Science Talent Search competition are living proof that with the right skills, tools, and opportunities, innovation and discovery can happen at any age. That’s why the Obama Administration is placing a stronger emphasis than ever on equipping the next generation of American innovators in science, technology, engineering, and math—the “STEM” fields.

March 26, 2013
New Funding Opportunities and Webinars from ARPA-E

ARPA-E has announced two new funding opportunities:

REMOTE (Reducing Emissions Using Methanotrophic Organisms for Transportation Energy) will develop transformational biological technologies to convert gas to liquids (GTL) for transportation fuels. 

March 26, 2013
As part of the Energy Department's launch of the Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative, Assistant Secretary David Danielson toured the new Carbon Fiber Facility at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Carbon fiber has the potential to improve the fuel efficiency of vehicles. | Photo courtesy of Jason Richards, Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
Energy Department Launches Bold New Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative

To ensure American leadership in clean energy manufacturing, a new initiative aims to strengthen manufacturing capabilities while improving energy efficiency of operations.

March 25, 2013
EM Senior Advisor Dave Huizenga, center, in a photo with National Congress of American Indians President Jefferson Keel, left, and Santa Clara Pueblo Governor Walter Dasheno at the White House 2012 Tribal Nations Conference.
Continuing Progress in Tribal Communities

WASHINGTON, D.C. – EM is working with other DOE offices to expand contracting opportunities for Tribal Nations across the complex.

March 21, 2013
Reduced Gravity Education Flight Opportunity for Students at Minority Serving Institutions

NASA is offering undergraduate students from Minority Serving Institutions an opportunity to test experiments in microgravity aboard NASA's reduced gravity aircraft.

March 21, 2013
Deadline Monday for Minority Serving Institutions Solar Science Funding Opportunity Application

The deadline to apply for the Diversity In Science and Technology Advances National Clean Energy in Solar  (DISTANCE-SOLAR) Funding Opportunity Announcement, is this Monday, March 25, 2013. The funding opportunity, which was posted February 20 by the Department's SunShot Initative, is seeking applications from Minority Serving Institutions to support solar science and technology research to advance the development of a diverse and innovative workforce.

March 18, 2013
Graphic by <a href="">Sarah Gerrity</a>.
Making STEM Personal: Introducing the Women @ Energy Series

Hear from women who work to solve some of the nation's toughest challenges through their careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics and learn how you can follow in their footsteps.