Improving science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education in the United States can provide a path forward for national defense, economic prosperity and international competitiveness. Looking to the future, the Office of Environmental Management is partnering with the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation to help STEM education take root in the Pacific Northwest.
The rural community of Vernonia, Oregon is incorporating energy efficiency measures into the school district buildings, including an energy efficient integrated heating and cooling system. This feature, along with upgrades to the building envelope and lighting, are estimated to reduce the school district’s annual energy usage by 43 percent. Learn more.