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May 5, 2015
Introduction to Energy Literacy | Introducción al Conocimiento de Energía
Bringing Fundamental Energy Concepts to Life … en Español

¿Hablas español? To reach out to the nearly 40 million people living in the U.S. who speak Spanish at home, the Energy Department has translated some of its popular educational materials into Spanish, covering topics such as energy efficiency and renewable sources of energy.

May 1, 2015
Rachel Woods-Robinson and Elizabeth Case, the ladies of Cycle for Science, high-five on top of the "Welcome to Oregon" sign. | Photo courtesy of Cycle for Science.
Sol-Cycle: Biking Across America for Science Education

The first in a series of guest blogs from Elizabeth Case and Rachel Woods-Robinson, the ladies behind Cycle for Science, who are biking across America and teaching physics along the way.

April 29, 2015
Doug Roble says math is the backbone of the special effects industry. | Photo courtesy of The Ohio State University.
10 Questions with Special Effects Designer Doug Roble

We spoke with the Academy Award winning special effects designer behind films from "Titanic" to "The Lord of the Rings" about the intersection of STEM and the arts in the movies.

April 17, 2015
Elizabeth Case and Rachel Woods-Robinson leave today on their bike ride from San Francisco to New York City to meet STEM educators and teach a little physics. | Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Case & Rachel Woods-Robinson.
Cycling Across America, For Science

Meet the two cycling scientists who are riding their bikes from San Francisco to New York City -- meeting STEM educators and teaching a little physics along the way.

April 2, 2015
Conocimiento de Energia

Obtenga una copia gratis de Conocimiento de Energía -– una guía para la enseñanza de energía –- o escríbanos a energyliteracy@ee.doe.gov para obtener folletos gratis por correo.

April 2, 2015
Students at St. Agnus Catholic School in Arlington, Va., measure weatherstripping to place around doors and windows
Building Our Energy Future: Teaching Students the Significance of Energy Efficiency

Students at Saint Agnes Catholic School in Arlington, Va., recently welcomed an expert from the Energy Department’s Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) to learn how to improve a home’s energy efficiency.

March 31, 2015
Barbara Kutchko, a well-bore cement researcher, studies the make-up and properties of cement used in oil and gas drilling. | Photo courtesy of the National Energy Technology Lab (NETL).
10 Questions with Well-Bore Cement Researcher Dr. Barbara Kutchko

Barbara Kutchko, a researcher at the National Energy Technology Lab, tells us about how she got interested in science, the ways her research is influencing important decisions in real-time and what she hates about toy stores.

March 26, 2015
Mathematician Emmy Noether, who made great contributions to theoretical physics, is this week's Women's History Month honoree. | Photo in Public Domain.
Five Fast Facts About Mathematician Emmy Noether

For our fourth #ThrowbackThursday during Women's History Month, we're highlighting the contributions of mathematician Emmy Noether.

March 12, 2015
Grace Hopper, computer scientist and inventor of the first compiler, is the second subject of our Women's History Month #ThrowbackThursday. | Photo courtesy of the White House.
Five Fast Facts About Technologist Grace Hopper

For our second #ThrowbackThursday during Women's History Month, we're highlighting the contributions of Technologist Grace Hopper.