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.
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.
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.