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May 30, 2014
STEM Mentoring Café- Engaging Young Women in an Authentic Mentoring Experience

The STEM Mentoring Café, hosted by the U.S. Department of Education, took place on May 19, 2014 from 4:30pm-6:00pm. Thirty female STEM professionals from 16 different government agencies arrived with their tools of their trade, ready to interact with eighteen teachers and thirty-eight 5-8 grade students to share their passion for their STEM careers. The participants assimilated quickly to the speed-dating format, with STEM professionals moving from table to table, enabling students and teachers to ask questions and learn about STEM professions during each roundtable discussion.

May 27, 2014
#WomenInSTEM: Using Science and Math to Power the Globe

How an early interest in math and science led our latest #WomenInSTEM profile to work to provide access to power in communities that need it most.

May 15, 2014
Open Nominations Call - Energy Department Employees, Join the Women @ Energy Series

We are re-opening the call for nominations of outstanding women at the Department to share their story of their STEM career and offer advice and inspiration for others to explore a future in STEM. Send in your nomination of a Department of Energy employee to by Friday, June 5, 2014.

May 12, 2014
The EmpowHER Board with Dot Harris (white suit), Director of the Office of Economic Impact and Diversity at the Department of Energy and winner of the EmpowHER PathMaker Award for outreach to women and girls in STEM.
Department of Energy's Dot Harris Honored for Blazing Path for Women

Harris was one of four recipients of the 2014 EmpowHer PathMaker Award, which recognize women who exemplify the characteristics of a PathMaker, one who blazes a path for others to follow and encourages and inspires along the way.

May 1, 2014
Celebrating Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month at the Energy Department

Each May we celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, honoring the accomplishments of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders at the Energy Department, in the energy workforce, and throughout history.  

April 30, 2014
Photo courtesy of the Alliance to Save Energy.
Needed And Wanted: Women Leaders To Help Create A New Energy World Order

Guest post on the need for women leaders from Kateria Callahan, president of the Alliance to Save Energy.

April 23, 2014
The Energy Department has several free resources that help educators teach students about clean energy including (clockwise, from top left) the <a href="">Energy Literacy Framework</a>,  the <em>Get Current</em> <a href="">Coloring Book</a>, <a href="">Energy Awareness Activity Book</a>, and <a href="">Energy Action Checklist</a>.
USA Science and Engineering Festival: Inspiring and Educating the Clean Energy Workforce of Tomorrow

The Energy Department is helping the nation's future STEM workforce (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) explore energy literacy at the USA Science and Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C. Learn more about the event and how you can participate.

April 16, 2014
Department of Energy Issues Draft Renewable Energy and Efficient Energy Projects Solicitation to Foster Clean Energy Innovation

In support of the Administration’s all-of-the-above energy strategy, the Department of Energy issued a draft loan guarantee solicitation today for innovative renewable energy and energy efficiency projects located in the U.S. that avoid, reduce, or sequester greenhouse gases. When finalized, the solicitation is expected to make as much as $4 billion in loan guarantees available to help commercialize technologies that may be unable to obtain full commercial financing.

April 15, 2014
Nominations Now Open: Mid-Career Women in Clean Energy Awards

Nominations are now being accepted to honor mid-career women for outstanding work in clean energy. These annual awards are run by the MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI) as part of an overarching collaboration with the Department of Energy's U.S. Clean Energy Education and Empowerment (C3E) program. The awards are an effort to advance the careers and leadership of women in the field of clean energy. The U.S. program is part of the C3E initiative within the 23-government Clean Energy Ministerial framework.

April 15, 2014
Participants in 2012 Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day got an exercise session hosted by the staff of the Forrestal Occupational Health Organization.
Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day - Thursday, April 24

Department of Energy is proud to participate in Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day on Thursday, April 24. Join us at Forrestal for a welcome program, 9am-10am in the Main Auditorium, and for official Department of Energy photos from 10am-10:30am. RSVP to