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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.

June 27, 2014
Students in the Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship tour the National Energy Technology Laboratory in Morgantown, WV.
Office of Fossil Energy Kicks Off 19th Year of Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship

The Office of Fossil Energy’s Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship kicked off its 19th year this June with a class of 44 undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate students joining one of the Department of Energy’s premier educational programs.

June 19, 2014
Energy Secretary Moniz Announces New Energy Initiative and Joins Congressman Bobby Rush for Minorities in Energy Roundtable

Join Secretary Moniz and Congressman Bobby Rush, Ambassador in the Minorities in Energy Initiative, on Friday June 20, 2014 at the Wrightwood-Ashburn Library in Chicago to discuss needs of underrepresented communities in energy.

June 11, 2014
Educated and Equipped: Energy Literacy for Women Veterans – A Strong Economic Future

Veterans have specific skill sets that benefit the energy technical sector, and veterans’ high reliability and priority on safety make them desired hires in the energy sector. Energy jobs continue service for the country, increasing national security through energy independence and contributing to the American economy.

June 4, 2014
Presidential Proclamation -- Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month, 2014

President Obama has proclaimed June 2014 as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month. The President calls upon the people of the United States to eliminate prejudice everywhere it exists, and to celebrate the great diversity of the American people.

May 30, 2014
Students participate in the Junior Solar Sprint and Hydrogen Fuel Cell Car Competition in Littleton, Colorado in 2011. The Energy Department supports competitions and activities that encourage students to get more involved in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). | Photo by Dennis Schroeder, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Educated and Equipped: Motivating Today’s Youth to Become Tomorrow’s Clean Energy Leaders

Ensuring students know the basics in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) is one of the keys to moving our clean energy economy forward.

May 30, 2014
Renae Preston, a student at East Union High School, is all smiles after receiving her award for outstanding achievement in science at Sandia’s 23rd annual Math and Science Awards. (Photo courtesy of Sandia Labs).
High School Girls Honored for Math, Science Achievements at Sandia National Laboratory

Now in its 23rd year, the Math and Science Awards program is sponsored by the Sandia Women’s Connection. This year’s event honored more students, with the addition of four high schools in Oakland, Calif., and included recognition of the students by federal and state officials. Teachers from 15 high schools in Livermore, Dublin, Pleasanton, Tracy, Manteca and Oakland nominated high school juniors whom they deemed outstanding in math and science, so the students can include the award on college and scholarship applications.