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June 27, 2014
Yuki Hamada has more than 10 years of experience in remote sensing and geospatial information technologies with a focus on terrestrial ecosystem sciences.
Women @ Energy: Yuki Hamada

"If my parents and I had not been fortunate enough to have our collective eyes opened to all of the opportunities available in higher education, I would not be working as a scientist at a national lab today. I am living proof that it is important, as a society, to encourage anyone from any walk of life who has the will and determination to pursue their chosen field of study to the highest level possible."

June 20, 2014
Energy Department Invests $3.2 Million to Support Clean Energy Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs

Secretary Moniz today announced $3.2 million to launch the National Incubator Initiative for Clean Energy, which will create a national support network to serve the clean energy small business and entrepreneur community, providing critical technical assistance and training services in order to bring these businesses and entrepreneurs closer to market readiness.

June 20, 2014
Lisa Utschig joined the Photosynthesis Group as a Fermi Postdoctoral Scholar in 1995, and is currently a staff research scientist in the Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division.
Women @ Energy: Lisa Utschig

"My personal goal is to inspire by example. I don’t often talk about being a woman in science; I’m too busy being a woman who does science. I hope to inspire younger women scientists when they see that good science can happen by working part-time while raising three children."

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 18, 2014
Metallurgical and Materials Engineer Ozgenur “Ozge” Kahvecioglu Feridun works on scaling advanced cathode materials for lithium-ion batteries at Argonne’s Materials Engineering Research Facility.
Women @ Energy: Ozgenur Kahvecioglu Feridun

"Diversity in background always helps. No matter what you end up doing, a diverse set of skills will provide you with the ability to approach problems in novel ways that perhaps help you find a solution more quickly."

June 6, 2014
Chemical engineer Jennifer B. Dunn is an active supporter of women interested in entering STEM fields. An avid nature lover and environmentalist, she leads the Biofuel Life Cycle Analysis Team at Argonne National Laboratory.
Women @ Energy: Jennifer B. Dunn

"My work requires a technical background and also relies heavily on communication and collaboration skills, which many women have in spades and enjoy using. My advice to young women interested in a STEM career: stay well-rounded!"

June 4, 2014
Autonomie Modeling Tool Improves Vehicle Design and Testing, Informs New Fuel Economy Standards

Autonomie, an advanced vehicle modeling and design software package created by Argonne National laboratory with EERE support, is helping U.S. auto manufacturers
develop the next generation of hybrid and electric vehicles.

April 4, 2014
On Feb. 18, 2014, Argonne hosted its 19th annual regional Rube Goldberg Machine Contest at the Chicago Children's Museum. This year, the competition called on teams to build a complex machine that took at least 20 steps to zip a zipper. Pictured here are students from Reavis High School of Burbank, Illinois, who defeated nine other teams in the contest with their Super Mario-themed Rube Goldberg machine.

By winning Argonne's contest, these students will compete in the National High School Rube Goldberg Machine Championship this weekend, on Saturday, April 5, at Waukesha Country Technical College in Pewaukee, Wisconsin. <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/argonne/sets/72157642213177065#" target="_blank">View more photos from the competition here<a/>. | Photo courtesy of Argonne National Laboratory.
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March 5, 2014
June 20, 2014 SEAB Meeting

AGENDA

8:30-9:15 AM
Welcome & Response to March 2014 SEAB Reports
Secretary Ernest J. Moniz

9:15-9:30 AM
Comments
SEAB Co-Chairs John Deutch and Persis Drell

9:30-10:00 AM;
Updates from SEAB Task Force Chairs
Shirley Jackson/Michael McQuade
Albert Carnesale
Richard Meserve
John Deutch

10:00-10:45 AM
Light Sources Overview (download)
Patricia Dehmer, Office of Science, U.S. Department of Energy

February 28, 2014
 Last week, 79 Chicago-area high school students visited the Energy Department's Argonne National Lab for "Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day," an educational outreach program designed to give 8th-grade girls an opportunity to explore careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
 
While at the Lab, the girls participated in tours to explore different aspects of the Lab's work -- from learning about the organisms that live in soil to floating small objects in mid-air with an acoustic levitator. In the afternoon, the girls were given a car chassis with a motor and challenged to figure out the types of wheels and pulleys needed to build a battery operated transmission. At an engineering expo, the girls were able to learn about the inner workings of various scientific concepts -- from tornadoes to magnets and beyond. Throughout the day, the girls heard from scientists in a number of fields, including keynote speaker Joanne Manaster, a faculty lecturer in the School of Integrative Biology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 

In the photo above, two students work with an Argonne National Lab scientist to complete the "Automotive Tycoon" challenge. | Photo courtesy of Mark Lopez, Argonne National Laboratory.
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