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February 24, 2016
Hands on learning in science and technology gave 90 school kids and their teachers from Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. a first-hand look at STEM careers in February. Here, Carrie Seltzer, a research scientist and program manager at the National Geographic Society, encourages students to explore biodiversity. The D.C. STEM Mentoring Café was held on February 8 at the National Geographic Museum. Source: National Geographic/Winn Brewer/Allison Taylor
National Geographic Hosts the Energy Department's STEM Mentoring Café for Students

What will motivate America’s youth to reach for high-demand jobs in growing industry sectors? By sharing the excitement of cutting-edge careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), professionals are helping dreams take shape for these young people. The Energy Department – in collaboration with public and private partners – sponsors a fun, interactive initiative called the STEM Mentoring Café to expose students to STEM careers.

February 10, 2016
Tori Hawn, communications manager for the Colorado State University team, is showing two of the middle schoolers at Education Day how to put together a regenerative braking kit. Regenerative braking is used in hybrid electric vehicles to capture and reuse energy from the brakes that would be otherwise lost.
EcoCAR 3 Students Learn and Teach at Winter Workshop

Last week, EcoCAR 3 students attended the Year Two Winter Workshop held at EcoCAR sponsor NXP’s headquarters in Austin, Texas. As the most recent Energy Department Advanced Vehicle Technology Competition series, EcoCAR 3 is challenging 16 North American university teams to redesign a Chevrolet Camaro to reduce its environmental impact, while maintaining its performance.

January 7, 2016
Carbon capture is an important part of the Energy Department's Fossil Energy research and development efforts, but it can be hard to understand. This infographic breaks it down for you. | Infographic by <a href="/node/1332956">Carly Wilkins</a>, Energy Department.
INFOGRAPHIC: Carbon Capture 101

Carbon capture is an important part of the Energy Department's Fossil Energy research and development efforts, but how does it work? This infographic breaks it down for you.

November 17, 2015
Intrepid Museum Hosts STEM Mentoring Café

By The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

Middle school girls and other curious students had the chance to meet with role models in STEM fields at STEM Mentoring Café—a morning of “speed mentoring” hosted by the Intrepid Museum on Saturday, November 14.

November 12, 2015
STEM Mentoring Cafes - sponsored in part by the Energy Department - engage middle schoolers with science and technology professionals at local science centers and museums nationwide to inspire them to learn about a broad spectrum of energy-related career fields. source: Matty Greene/US DOE
STEM Middle School Mentoring Cafés Take it on the Road

STEM Mentoring Cafés - sponsored in part by the Energy Department - engage middle schoolers with science and technology professionals at local science centers and museums nationwide to inspire them to learn about a broad spectrum of energy-related career fields.

November 5, 2015
Commercial Buildings Integration (CBI), Building Technologies Office (BTO) Program

The Commercial Buildings Integration (CBI) Program within DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's Building Technologies Office (BTO) accelerates the voluntary uptake efficient building technologies that are market-viable but underutilized and develops solutions to overcome non-technical barriers to energy efficiency. We accomplish this by engaging in applied research, demonstration and integration of newly commercialized or underutilized advanced technologies, developing tools and solutions to remove barriers to investment and drive uptake of efficiency measures, and utilizing partnerships to drive technologies and solutions into the commercial buildings marketplace.

October 28, 2015
VIDEO: Bringing Energy Pumpkins to Life

Watch the Energy Department's digital team bring a CFL, solar panels, an atom and a wind turbine to life in spooky, candlelit time-lapse -- and get inspired to carve energy pumpkins of your own.

October 16, 2015
"Energize" Your Neighborhood with Energy-Themed Pumpkins

Now through Halloween, we're highlighting scarily effective ways to save energy -- and money -- at home. Get started with our energy-themed pumpkin stencils!

October 14, 2015
The History of Electricity at the White House

Find out what it's taken to power 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue since the 1890s. And which President refused to touch the light switches.

October 7, 2015
The SEED Coalition is inspiring young minds with STEM activities that teach energy literacy. Here students visit Washington, DC to tour the Smithsonian.
SEED Initiative Aims to Increase Energy Education in Low-Income Communities

Increasing energy literacy across the nation and around the world is a vital ingredient in the Energy Department’s strategy to achieve a global clean energy economy. By helping America make smarter energy choices, we all win.