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September 15, 2014
The History of the Electric Car

Travel back in time with us as we explore the history of the electric vehicle.

September 10, 2014
With support from ARPA-E, AutoGrid Systems developed software to monitor the flow of power through the electric grid and help utilities better meet real-time electricity demands. | Graphic courtesy of AutoGrids.
ARPA-E Project Takes an Innovative Approach to the Electrical Grid

Learn how one company is creating two-way communications between power suppliers and consumers to better meet real-time electricity demands.

September 9, 2014
#WomenInSTEM: Making a Cleaner Future

Our latest #WomenInSTEM profile's career is like "a real-life videogame" -- while leaving a cleaner future for her son.

September 4, 2014
For veterans and active-duty military interested in a career in the energy sector, there’s a new online course that helps service members develop the skills necessary to solve our nation’s energy problems. | Photo courtesy of the U.S. Army.
Training Veterans for Careers in Clean Energy

Learn how the University of Maryland is helping active duty service members and veterans hone their skills and prepare for careers in the energy sector.

September 2, 2014
Go Back to School with Energy.gov Resources

Whether you’re a teacher, parent or student looking to learn more about energy topics, the Energy Department has you covered.

August 21, 2014
Stars above the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile where the DECam is located. | Photo courtesy of Reidar Hahn at Fermilab.
High-Powered Dark Energy Camera Can See Billions of Light Years Away

The Dark Energy Survey is gearing up for a second year of studying the skies.

August 18, 2014
VIDEO: Shaping Tomorrow’s Wind Energy Leaders

Go behind the scenes to learn how students are gaining the skills necessary to advance the wind industry.

August 18, 2014
Small-Scale Distributed Wind: Northern Power Systems 100 kW turbine at the top of Burke Mountain in East Burke, Vermont. | Photo courtesy of Northern Power Systems.
Top 9 Things You Didn’t Know About Distributed Wind Power

Test your energy knowledge by learning interesting facts about distributed wind.

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 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.