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March 8, 2011
Building a Diverse Workforce From the Next Generation of Leaders

The Minority Educational Institutions Student Partnership Program gives students valuable experience while also helping the Department develop a pipeline of future employment candidates.

March 2, 2011
E. coli for Energy: Ginkgo BioWorks and the Entrepreneurial Mentorship Program

Ginkgo BioWorks, a small business founded by five PhDs from MIT, who are working to re-engineer organisms like E. coli into something else. In this case, they want to use the bacteria to turn carbon dioxide into a liquid transportation fuel.

February 16, 2011
New Mentor Program to Help Clean Energy Small Businesses

The Department announced the launch of an "Entrepreneurial Mentor Corps" pilot program, which will connect clean energy startups with knowledgeable mentors.

February 14, 2011
Secretary Chu Hosts FY 2012 Budget Briefing

Secretary Chu hosted a media briefing on the Department's Fiscal Year 2012 Budget Request. You can watch video of the event and check out his PowerPoint presentation, or see the budget documents themselves.

February 9, 2011
Rising to the Challenge: Innovating toward our Clean Energy Future

We will need America's ingenuity to meet the challenge of generating 80% of our electricity from clean sources by 2035 and win the global clean energy race, writes Under Secretary Cathy Zoi.

February 8, 2011
Energy 101: Wind Turbines
February 8, 2011
Energy 101: Solar PV