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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.

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.