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May 20, 2016
5 Facts About the Collegiate Wind Competition

The U.S. Department of Energy Collegiate Wind Competition helps undergraduates learn the real-world skills they need to grow America's clean energy economy.

May 19, 2016
Energy Department Dream Team Opens Students’ Eyes to Limitless STEM Possibilities

Students from two high schools in the nation’s capital got a look at life in the clean energy fast-lane from senior energy leaders and technical experts from the U.S. Department of Energy during the first Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) Interactive Expo this week at agency headquarters in Washington, D.C.

May 19, 2016
Dr. Tammy Dickinson, Principal Assistant Director for Environment and Energy at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, takes a break to look out over Yosemite National Park. | Photo courtesy of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.
10 Questions with Geologist Tammy Dickinson

Dr. Tammy Dickinson, Director for Environment and Energy at the White House, answers questions about having an asteroid named after her, the project that makes her proudest and being the only woman in the room.

May 19, 2016
Competitors test their turbines in a wind tunnel at the Collegiate Wind Competition 2015, held at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's National Wind Technology Center just south of Boulder, Colorado. (Photo by Dennis Schroeder / NREL)
Counting Down to the Collegiate Wind Competition 2016

The U.S. Department of Energy Collegiate Wind Competition 2016 starts May 24—less than a week away—at the annual American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) WINDPOWER Conference and Exhibition in New Orleans. Whether you’re coming from near or far, it’s time to plan your visit to check out the next generation of wind-industry professionals.

May 4, 2016
Meet the Women Leading the Clean Energy Revolution

These ten amazing women are forging a clean energy future. Through C3E they get the recognition they deserve.

March 31, 2016
Several women from the Energy Department served as technology activity leaders and mentors to 4th- through 8th grade students at a White House event to spark youth interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.
Energy Department Women Flex STEM Muscle for Nation's Youth

Eighty 4th through 8th grade students and educators were special guests at the White House to kick off the administration’s “Week at the National Labs” event from Feb. 29-March 5. Among special invitees were three women from the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), who led hands-on activities and mentored the youth during the “Day at the Lab” event. The EERE team wowed the students with technology displays and showcased the Energy Department’s growing pipeline of women in STEM.

March 24, 2016
Astronaut Ellen Ochoa is our fourth and final woman in STEM #ThrowbackThursday for 2016. | Illustration by <a href="/node/1332956/">Carly Wilkins, Energy Department</a>.
Five Fast Facts about Astronaut Ellen Ochoa

Ellen Ochoa is the director of the Johnson Space Center, the first Hispanic woman to go into space and the fourth woman in STEM we're highlighting during Women's History Month.

March 22, 2016
Women in STEM: Deputy Secretary Liz Sherwood-Randall
Women in STEM: Deputy Secretary Liz Sherwood-Randall

Deputy Secretary Liz Sherwood-Randall talks about mentorship, public service and her favorite part of the job in our newest #WomeninSTEM video.

March 18, 2016
On Tuesday March 22, 2016 we're hosting a twitter chat on Women in STEM. | Energy Department photo.
Women’s History Month Twitter Chat on Changing the Face of Leadership in STEM

On Tuesday March 22, 2016, we're hosting a Twitter chat about encouraging women to pursue leadership positions in STEM -- science, technology, engineering and math.