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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.

March 17, 2016
Nuclear Physicist Chien-Shiung Wu is our third woman in STEM #ThrowbackThursday for 2016. | Illustration by <a href="/node/1332956/">Carly Wilkins, Energy Department</a>.
Five Fast Facts about Physicist Chien-Shiung Wu

Chien-Shiung Wu's physics expertise was instrumental to the Manhattan Project and her research helped two colleagues win the Nobel Prize in physics. She is the third woman in STEM we're highlighting during Women's History Month.

March 11, 2016
Roderick Jackson and a group of high schoolers pause for a selfie inside Oak Ridge National Lab's 3D-printed house. | Photo Courtesy of Oak Ridge National Lab.
Showing, Not Telling to Engage Students in STEM

Roderick Jackson, a technical lead at Oak Ridge National Lab, reflects on his experience during My Brothers Keeper Week at the National Labs.

March 10, 2016
Rocket Scientist Annie Easley is our second woman in STEM #ThrowbackThursday for 2016. | Illustration by <a href="/node/1332956/">Carly Wilkins, Energy Department</a>.
Five Fast Facts about Rocket Scientist Annie Easley

Annie Easley's work on the Centaur helped move NASA's space program further into orbit. She is the second woman in STEM we're highlighting during Women's History Month.

March 4, 2016
Students tour the National Energy Technology Lab (NETL) as part of My Brother's Keeper Week at the Labs. | Photo courtesy of NETL.
Scientists Inspiring Kids: Students visit our National Labs

Through My Brother's Keeper, the next generation of scientists got a glimpse of what it's like to work at a National Lab this week.

March 3, 2016
Astronaut Mae Jemison is our first woman in STEM #ThrowbackThursday for 2016. | Illustration by <a href="/node/1332956/">Carly Wilkins, Energy Department</a>.
Five Fast Facts about Astronaut Mae Jemison

Mae Jemison is a dancer, a medical doctor, an astronaut and the first woman in STEM we're highlighting during Women's History Month.

March 1, 2016
Celebrating the History of Women in STEM

This Women's History Month, the Energy Department is highlighting the important STEM contributions of women of color. Be sure to follow along on Instagram.