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August 7, 2014
On July 9, 2014, nearly 60 participants gathered at SOWELA Technical Community College to share information and learn about energy investments that will bring billions of dollars and thousands of in-demand energy jobs to the region.
Connecting Ready-to-Work Americans with Ready-to-Be-Filled Jobs in Southwest Louisiana

This July, the Office of Economic Impact and Diversity at the Department of Energy and the U.S Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency convened a forum in the City of Lake Charles with small and minority businesses, educational institutions, lawmakers and industry to discuss workforce development and supplier diversity opportunities related to the mega energy projects planned in the area.

August 5, 2014
The author, pictured outside the Department of Energy's headquarters in Washington, D.C. | Photo by <a href="/node/379579">Sarah Gerrity</a>, Energy Department.
How I Energized My Summer: An Intern’s Inside Look at the Department of Energy

An Energy Department intern shares her story -- and gives advice to other students who may not have realized that the agency offers opportunities for any type of college major.

July 31, 2014
Director Dot Harris meets with Subramania I. Sritharan PhD, P.E., Central State University, and John J. Qu, Ph.D., George Mason University, fellow participants at the May 2014 U.S.-Africa Energy Ministerial in Ethiopia.
Empowering the Next Generation: Connecting the U.S. and African Nations through Technical Exchanges

At the May 2014 U.S.-Africa Energy Ministerial in Ethiopia Director Dot Harris moderated a panel focused on creating innovative partnerships and technical exchanges between American and African universities and businesses to address energy and development challenges.

July 31, 2014
The women who work at Idaho National Laboratory's Space Nuclear Systems and Technologies Laboratory assembles radioisotope power systems, or "space batteries," which provide nuclear energy to power NASA spacecraft and rovers that venture into deep space to perform scientific missions.
The Women of Idaho National Laboratory's Space Nuclear Team

The women of the Space Nuclear program at Idaho National Laboratory consider their work both demanding and enormously rewarding, operating in a high-stakes atmosphere. Read about the women who work in this program and get their insights about their careers.

July 29, 2014
Female engineers from SSC Atlantic and local industry partners shared their backgrounds, explained their work, and encouraged the girls to think about STEM careers at the Girls Day Out event in Charleston, South Carolina.
Inspiring Girls to Explore STEM Careers in Charleston, SC

Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic (SSC Atlantic) partnered with the College of Charleston and Trident Technical College to get girls excited about Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) at a Girls Day Out Summer Camp July 25-26.

July 28, 2014
A group current C3E Ambassadors and C3E staff assembled at MIT’s Endicott House in July 2014 for the third annual summer retreat.
U.S. C3E Ambassadors Meet for Annual Retreat

The U.S.-based Ambassadors for the Clean Energy Education & Empowerment (C3E) initiative met for their annual retreat on 23­–24 July at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT’s) historic Endicott House outside of Boston, MA.

July 24, 2014
Advancing Women in Clean Energy

As part of the Clean Energy Ministerial, C3E and its ambassadors have made it their mission to advance the leadership of women in clean energy around the world. In this series, we will leverage the experience and wisdom of some of the amazing C3E ambassadors who will share advice or suggestions that may be helpful for women seeking to advance their careers in clean energy.

July 17, 2014
#WomenInSTEM: A Physicist Focuses on Scientific Advancement

Our latest #WomenInSTEM highlights the work of Angela Capece -- a physicist at Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory.

July 14, 2014
Educators: Are You Ready to Teach Energy Literacy? Join our August 5 Webinar to Prepare.

Educators, join this virtual town hall to hear about national, new media and localized efforts using e-books, experiential curriculum and best practices in energy education and learn about resources including the Women @ Energy series ( to use in your classroom.

June 27, 2014
Some of the women working on NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Project, which built and operates the Curiosity Mars rover, gathered for this photo in the Mars Yard used for rover testing at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
NASA's Curiosity Rover Team Features Women Team Members

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover this week completed its first Martian year -- 687 Earth days -- since landing in August 2012. Each day of the rover working on Mars requires several dozen rover team members completing tasks on Earth.To celebrate reaching this longevity milestone, which had been set as one of the mission's goals from the start, the Curiosity team planned staffing a special day, with women fulfilling 76 out of 102 operational roles, showcasing the important role women have to play in STEM jobs.