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April 1, 2014
Women in STEM jobs earn 33 percent more than those in non-STEM occupations and experience a smaller wage gap relative to men.
The STEM Promise: Opportunities for Economic Empowerment. Join the Conversation on April 8.

To learn more about the potential of STEM careers to ease the gender pay gap and pathways into STEM careers for entry-level opportunities, the YWCA and the Department of Energy are teaming up to host a panel and Tweet Up on The STEM Promise: Opportunities for Economic Empowerment. On April 8, 2014, from 3-4pm EST, follow along on #STEMEqualPay to join the conversation.

March 31, 2014
Deputy Secretary Poneman joins with officials from South Africa’s energy sector to cut the ribbon at POWER-GEN Africa 2014 in Cape Town, South Africa. | Photo courtesy of the Energy Department.
Building Strong, Sustainable Energy Partnerships with Africa

Deputy Energy Secretary Daniel Poneman recently visited South Africa and Mozambique, highlighting the need for strong partnerships to ensure a sustainable energy future for both the U.S. and Africa.

March 27, 2014
History of Women at the Energy Department

Highlighting the work of women trailblazers at the Energy Department.

March 26, 2014
D.C. Middle and High School Students Get a Chance to Experience the Regional Science Bowl Competition Setting

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Minority Education and Community Development will demonstrate how middle schools and high schools in D.C. can get involved by providing a hands-on, interactive science bowl demonstration. The mock competition allows students to get a feel for the competition style, practice answering science questions at rapid pace, and meet staff from the Department of Energy.

March 19, 2014
Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz with The Honorable Dot Harris, Director of the Energy Department's Office of Economic Impact and Diversity (far left), and Sandra Guzman, award winning multimedia journalist, at the Minorities in Energy launch event. | Photo by the Energy Department.
A Cornerstone of Our Energy Future: Women

Secretary Ernest Moniz gives an update on the Energy Department's work to support more women in STEM and energy fields.

March 18, 2014
Ma’kese Kesley takes a picture as President Barack Obama delivers remarks during the second White House Science Fair in the East Room of the White House, Feb. 7, 2012. Join Ma'kese and others for a "We the Geeks" hangout this Thursday. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
We the Geeks: Women Role Models

On Thursday, March 20th at 1:00pm ET, the White House will host another episode of “We the Geeks”, this time focused on “Women Role Models”. Tune in to this Google+ Hangout to hear from women and girl STEM leaders as they share their stories and advice to inspire the next generation of young women to discover their inner geeks and become the inventors and leaders of tomorrow.

March 12, 2014
The Better Buildings Case Competition challenges the next generation of engineers, entrepreneurs and policymakers to devise actionable ways to cut energy waste and improve commercial building efficiency. Last year, Yale's team (pictured here) won best proposal for their solution on how the federal government could meet energy-savings goals in government buildings across the United States. | Photo courtesy of the Energy Department.
Tapping University Students for Energy Efficiency Business Solutions

Learn how university students are developing energy efficiency solutions that private-sector organizations and state and local governments can replicate.

March 11, 2014
Join the National Conversation on Minorities in Energy: Announcing National Roundtables

Hispanics In Energy, in collaboration with the American Association of Blacks In Energy and the Office of Economic Impact and Diversity, plans a gathering of key stakeholder leaders in a series of roundtables across the country to discuss how to meet the job demands of the expanding energy industry, particularly through the minority workforce. 

March 10, 2014
The high school regional science bowl competition was held on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at the U.S. Department of Energy.  The winning team was Woodrow Wilson High School.
DC Students Take On Regional Science Bowl Competition

At the National Science Bowl, high school and middle school students participate in a nation-wide competition to test their knowledge of all areas of science.  High school and middle school students are quizzed in a fast paced question-and-answer format similar to Jeopardy. 

In Feburary, the Office of Economic Impact and Diversity held the 2014 Washington, D.C., regional competitionsfor middle school and high school to determine which schools would earn a spot at the national competition in April. 

March 4, 2014
Celebrating Women's History Month with the White House Council on Women and Girls

This March for Women's History Month, the White House is posting a series of blogs from heads of our country's federal agencies, celebrating successes over the last year and pushing for more. Read the other agency blogs at http://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/cwg/blog