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September 2, 2015
Akela Scott (left) and Taurean Houston (center), both seniors at South Carolina State University, explain their findings on species richness at SRS to Dr. Trina Halfhide, an instructor in environmental sciences from the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago campus.
EM-Sponsored Field Station Thrives as Classroom for Students and Interns

AIKEN, S.C. – The Savannah River Site’s (SRS) ecosystem, atmosphere, and groundwater provide unique classrooms, rich in data and samples and compelling enough to entice young minds to science careers.

September 2, 2015
Cyclotron Road: Creating a Home for Top Clean Energy Technology Entrepreneurs within our National Laboratories

The best young scientists and researchers in the U.S. have a new pathway to advance innovative research and development projects that could accelerate America’s clean energy future. It’s a new tech-to-market program called Cyclotron Road where top entrepreneurial researchers can develop cutting-edge clean energy technologies at the Energy Department’s Berkeley Lab.

September 2, 2015
Energy Secretary Moniz to Speak at DOE National Cleanup Workshop

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz is set to provide opening remarks at the first DOE National Cleanup Workshop, scheduled to be held Sept. 29-30 in the Washington, D.C. area.

September 2, 2015
As part of the Better Buildings Challenge, Camas School District in Washington not only surpassed its energy efficiency goals, but did so five years early. | Photo courtesy of Camas School District.
Washington School District Makes the Grade in Energy Efficiency

Camas School District in Washington becomes the first school district to reach Better Buildings Challenge goals.

September 1, 2015
AEMC Summit to Showcase U.S. Department of Energy Manufacturing Innovation Successes and New Opportunities for Public-Private Partnerships

The third annual American Energy & Manufacturing Competitiveness (AEMC) Summit September 15-16 in Washington, DC is shaping up to be our best yet. The summit will feature keynotes and panel discussions with Energy Department leaders, national lab representatives, and top U.S. manufacturing CEOs. Successful public-private partnership models discovered through the Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative's (CEMI) work will be showcased. CEMI is focused on growing American manufacturing of clean energy products and boosting U.S. competitiveness through major improvements in manufacturing energy productivity.

August 31, 2015
Bridging Energy and Climate Literacy

Washington D.C., August 20, 2015. The Organization of American States and the Department of Energy of the United States of America signed a Memorandum of Understanding to foster information exchange and collaboration to educate future generations regarding the principles of sustainable energy and energy efficiency practices

August 31, 2015
Current Obsession: AC/DC

Though humans have been harnessing water to perform work for thousands of years, the evolution of modern hydropower began in the late 1800’s–coincidentally at the same time that Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla were embroiled in a battle now known as the War of the Currents.

August 31, 2015
Stephen Casey of the Portsmouth/Paducah Project Office receives his degree from NDU President Maj. Gen. Frederick M. Padilla, U.S. Marine Corps, during the main campus graduation earlier this year at Fort Lesley J. McNair in Washington, D.C.
EM Leaders Earn National Defense Degrees

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Two EM employees were recently awarded Master of Science degrees from the National Defense University (NDU) as part of a DOE-sponsored professional development program.

August 31, 2015
WRPS Compliance Programs Lead Lisa Bunch holds a plaque the company received from the Washington State Employment Security Department (ESD) for the company’s commitment to hiring veterans. Also pictured are, from left to right, Dave Olson, WRPS president and project manager; Jennie Weber, ESD’s eastern regional director; and Nick Erickson, the local veterans' employment representative.
State Honors Hanford’s Tank Operations Contractor for Hiring Veterans

RICHLAND, Wash. – Washington River Protection Solutions (WRPS), EM Office of River Protection’s prime contractor responsible for safely managing tank waste at the Hanford Site, was one of seven employers recently recognized by the Washington State Employment Security Department (ESD) for hiring veterans.

August 31, 2015
Workers train to prepare for the ion-exchange water treatment process.
EM Completes Project to Maintain Water Quality of Spent Nuclear Fuel Basin at Idaho Site

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho – EM and its main cleanup contractor at DOE’s Idaho Site recently reached a major project milestone necessary to maintain water quality and continued, safe operations within the site’s spent nuclear fuel storage basin.