You are here

Blog Archive

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.

March 8, 2013
Photo courtesy of the National Nuclear Security Administration.
10 Questions for a Nuclear Physicist: Dr. Njema Frazier

What drives someone to pursue a career in theoretical nuclear physics? Read the latest installment of our 10 Questions series to find out.

March 5, 2013
Wrapping Up: Our Conversation on Increasing Diversity in STEM Education and the Workforce

A recap of our discussion on increasing diversity in science, technology, engineering and math fields.

March 1, 2013
Dot Harris, Director of the Department of Energy’s Office of Economic Impact and Diversity meets with students at Argonne National Laboratory’s Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day (Photo by Argonne National Laboratory)
Creating What You Can Imagine, Changing the World

Editor's Note: This blog was originally posted on the White House website.

As we celebrate the historic accomplishments of women during Women’s History Month, there is no better time to engage and empower the next generation of girls to rise up as leaders of our democracy and economy.

March 1, 2013
Director Dot Harris spoke with over 330 students about diversity in computing and other technical careers at the Richard Tapia Diversity in Computing Conference in February 2013.Photo Credit: Reggie Campbell, RL Campbell Photography
Celebrating Diversity in Computing: Speaking at the Richard Tapia Conference

Finding your niche and making your mark should be the goal of any young professional. Here at the Energy Department, while we drive our mission forward every day, our employees seek to make a personal impact on the people and communities they serve. This February, I spoke on this important topic at the 2013 Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing Conference, a meeting of 550 students, academics, and computing professionals here in Washington D.C.

February 27, 2013
Join our <a href="">Google+ Hangout</a> on bridging the diversity gap in STEM education and careers at 2:30 pm ET today. | Graphic courtesy of Sarah Gerrity.
Today at 2:30 pm ET: Hangout With Science, Tech, and Innovation Leaders

Ask our experts about all things STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) today at 2:30 pm ET during a Google+ Hangout.

February 26, 2013
This Wednesday, Join SBA's Webinar on the SBIR/STTR National Conference

Join SBA and John Williams, Director of SBIR/STTR Programs at Department of Navy, on Wednesday, February 27 at 2:00PM EST for the Small Business Administration's webinar on the Navy's SBIR/STTR Programs and the National SBIR Conference this May.

February 25, 2013
Participants of the 2013 Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day gather at Argonne National Laboratory with Director Dot Harris.
Introducing a Girl to Engineering - A Day at Argonne National Lab

Did you know that while women comprise 48 percent of the U.S. workforce, they hold only 24 percent of STEM jobs? STEM, or science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, is critical for the mission of the Energy Department in securing our clean energy future - and it's critical for the country.