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March 8, 2013
Idaho State University's National Geothermal Student Competition team presenting their research findings at the 2012 Geothermal Resources Council spring/summer meeting. | Photo courtesy of the Geothermal Resources Council.
University Competition Leads to Geothermal Breakthroughs

Learn how students are leading groundbreaking research to help expand the development of America's vast geothermal energy resources.

March 5, 2013
Wrapping Up: Our Conversation on Increasing Diversity in STEM Education and the Workforce

A recap of our discussion on increasing diversity in science, technology, engineering and math fields.

March 4, 2013
This Friday, March 8, marks International Women's Day, and the recognition of women's achievements all over the world. At the Energy Department and each of the National Laboratories, some of the nation's top women scientists and engineers attend events to urge girls to open their minds to careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). In this Febraury 2012 photo, a group of eighth grade girls were invited to Argonne National Laboratory to participate in events during the annual Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day. Division director Amanda Petford-Long and other Argonne mentors are pictured observing a trial run of race cars built by the eighth grade students. | Photo courtesy of George Joch/Argonne National Laboratory.
Photo of the Week: Women in STEM Introducing Girls to Engineering

Check out our favorite energy-related photos!

February 27, 2013
Join our <a href="">Google+ Hangout</a> on bridging the diversity gap in STEM education and careers at 2:30 pm ET today. | Graphic courtesy of Sarah Gerrity.
Today at 2:30 pm ET: Hangout With Science, Tech, and Innovation Leaders

Ask our experts about all things STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) today at 2:30 pm ET during a Google+ Hangout.

February 25, 2013
Supporting STEM Education: A Q&A with the Energy Department’s Tech Transfer Coordinator

Dr. Karina Edmonds -- a panelist for our upcoming STEM Google+ Hangout -- reflects on her career in STEM.

February 22, 2013
Join our Google+ Hangout on increasing diversity in science, technology, engineering & math disciplines. | Infographic by Sarah Gerrity.
Live Q&A: Celebrating Black History Month and STEM Education

Join our Google+ Hangout on February 27 to discuss strategies for bridging the diversity gap in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.

February 21, 2013
PNNL's Olympus supercomputer is one of the computational resources that will be used by members of the Northwest Institute for Advanced Computing. Other resources include the University of Washington's Hyak supercomputer and cloud computing.
Tackling Big Data Together

The newly stood up Northwest Institute for Advanced Computing will be tackling big challenges facing science and society, like climate change and energy management.

February 12, 2013
President Obama will deliver the State of the Union to Congress & to the American people tonight at 9pm ET. | Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy.
Innovation and Energy at the State Of The Union

A few of the First Lady's guests at the 2013 State of the Union hail from the fields of science, energy and innovation. Read more about these individuals and their remarkable accomplishments.

February 12, 2013
State of the Union 2013
January 25, 2013
AVESTAR provides high-quality, hands-on, simulator-based workforce training delivered by an experienced team of power industry training professionals for West Virginia students. | Photo courtesy of the Office of Fossil Energy.
National Lab Helping to Train Operators for Next Generation of Power Plants

Students in West Virginia are receiving hands-on experience for careers at cleaner-burning coal-fired power plants.