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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.

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: