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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.

March 5, 2015
Rachel Carson, renowned environmentalist and author of "Silent Spring", is the first subject of our Women's History Month #ThrowbackThursday. | Photo courtesy of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Five Fast Facts About Scientist Rachel Carson

For our first #ThrowbackThursday during Women's History Month, we're highlighting the contributions of Scientist Rachel Carson.

March 3, 2015
Pamela Fletcher, GM Executive Chief Engineer for Electrified Vehicles, poses with the 2016 Chevrolet Volt at the 2015 North American International Auto Show | Photo Courtesy of General Motors, Steve Fecht.
10 Questions with Advanced Tech Vehicle Engineer, Pam Fletcher

Ever wonder what it's like to be an engineer at a car company? Read about Pam Fletcher's experience as head engineer for electric vehicles at General Motors.

January 28, 2015
"A Guide to the Energy of the Earth" is an animated TED-Ed video featuring the seven energy literacy principles in action. Use the associated lesson in your classroom or create your own questions for the videos to flip the lesson. The video is applicable to all ages and can be tailored to your lessons on earth&#39;s energy systems. Watch it <a href="http://ed.ted.com/lessons/a-guide-to-the-energy-of-the-earth-joshua-m-sneideman">here</a>.
Energy Education: A Glance Back and a Look Ahead

2014 was an active year for advancing energy literacy across the country. The Energy Department and energy education organizations have been working with teachers, students, and families to help increase understanding of energy’s role in our world. Last year, we highlighted why energy education is important and connected educators and stakeholders with energy literacy resources at these events:

January 16, 2015
A school classroom in Greensburg, Kansas. Educators from schools across the country will meet on January 26 in Washington, D.C., for the National Energy Education Summit. | Photo courtesy of McCownGordon Construction
National Energy Education Summit to Electrify D.C.

On January 26, energy educators from across the country will convene in Washington, D.C., to address the need for nationwide energy literacy. Join us for the National Energy Education Summit, hosted by the Council of Energy Research and Education Leaders.

January 7, 2015
Fun learning activities, like the <a href="http://www1.eere.energy.gov/education/pdfs/solar_pizza_oven_box.pdf">pizza box solar oven exercise</a> above, are just a few of the resources that can be found using the new <a href="http://energy.gov/education-toolbox/search">Education Toolbox</a> search feature.
Find Energy Education Resources in a Snap with New Search Tool

Web search tool enables educators and the public to access all of the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s free educational materials to teach students about clean energy technologies and other related topics.

December 18, 2014
STEM Mentoring Café at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Check out photos from our most recent STEM Mentoring Café, a speed-mentoring event to connect STEM professionals with groups of middle school students.

December 16, 2014
U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest J. Moniz poses with attendees to a welcome lunch for Arizona tribal leaders. | Photo by Peter Jordan Photography.
Secretary Moniz Reaffirms Energy Department’s Commitment to Tribal Partnerships

Secretary Moniz traveled to Arizona last week for a summit with tribal leaders, part of our work to build upon President Obama’s commitment to strengthen the government-to-government relationship with tribal nations.