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August 26, 2013
Our Women @ Energy series is one way we're spreading the word about women leaders, including <a href="http://pinterest.com/pin/514677063635644149/">Mayling Wong-Squires</a> (left), a Mechanical Engineer at the Energy Department's Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. | Photo courtesy of Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.
Why We Fight -- Celebrating Women's Equality Day

Honoring Women's Equality Day by renewing our commitment to securing opportunities for women in the energy sector.

August 19, 2013
Students from the University of Maryland's Designing a Sustainable World course, a class based on the Energy Department's Energy 101 Course Framework, present their end-of-year design projects. | Photo courtesy of the University of Maryland.
Class Is Now in Session: Energy 101

This week, energy.gov is going back to school. Our first stop: a look at how the Energy Department's Energy 101 Course Framework is helping colleges and universities offer energy-related classes.

July 3, 2013
The Solar Classroom Lesson Plan

Summer activities for parents, teachers and kids to expand their solar energy knowledge.

June 21, 2013
Did you know: Incandescent light bulbs only convert about 10 percent of the energy they consume into light and the rest is released as heat. The Energy Department's Energy Bike demonstrates the physical effort it takes to power incandescent, compact fluorescent and LED light bulbs. Students from Churchill Road Elementary School in Virginia recently pedaled for power at their Earth Day assembly, learning firsthand about energy efficiency. | Photo courtesy of the Energy Department.
Parents and Kids: Energize Your Summer

This summer, keep your kids engaged with fun and educational energy-related activities.

May 20, 2013
The University of Washington team works on their vehicle while lifted on a hoist. Teams are working in a garage that is fully equipped with tools that will help them make the most of their time this week. | Photo courtesy of EcoCAR 2.
EcoCAR 2 Teams Cruise Forward with Second Year Finals

We're providing a behind-the-scenes look at the two-part competition to crown the Year Two winner of EcoCAR 2.

May 3, 2013
Panelists discuss the role of colleges and universities in helping to further clean-energy research and entrepreneurship during a forum at Stanford University. | Photo courtesy of Stanford Energy Club.
Energy Wrap-Up: Charging Students To Take the Lead in Energy Innovation

Students, academics and entrepreneurs came together at Stanford University to discuss how the next generation can lead the way in creating the next big breakthroughs in sustainable energy.

April 23, 2013
The Final Match at the U.S Department of Energy National Science Bowl in Washington, DC on April 30, 2012. | Photograph by Dennis Brack, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science
Upcoming Science Bowl Championship is a Competition like No Other

The Finals of the Department of Energy's 2013 National Science Bowl, set to happen this weekend, will feature a total of 115 high school and middle school teams from all across the country facing off for the championship.

April 11, 2013
The <a href="http://www.windpoweringamerica.gov/windcompetition">Collegiate Wind Competition</a> is one of several Energy Department-supported programs aiming to inspire the next generation of clean energy leaders. Here, JMU student Greg Miller demonstrates how the blades of a wind turbine work as part the Wind for Schools project. | Photo courtesy of the Virginia Center for Wind Energy.
Student Competition Prepares the Next Generation of Wind Energy Entrepreneurs

Find out which universities are participating in our first ever Collegiate Wind Competition.