Women in STEM

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The Energy Department is committed to increasing the participation of women and girls in the energy sector and in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Check out the programs highlighted on this page for more information. If you know a woman in STEM who deserves recognition, let us know!

Women in STEM 2017 Coloring Book

Color your own version of illustrations of five historical women in STEM with this print-at-home coloring book we produced for Women's History...

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Download Energy.gov's Women's History Month Illustrations

During Women's History Month we rolled out some beautiful illustrations of Mae Jemison, Annie Easley, Chien-Shiung Wu and Ellen Ochoa. You can now...

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From the Blog

STEM: The Basic Building Blocks for Inspiration and Innovation
Dr. Grace Bochenek, Director of the National Energy Technology Lab (NETL), shared her thoughts on the importance of STEM education.
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Deploying Clean Energy Teaching Resources at the Second Annual C3E STEM Educators’ Workshop
A summary of the teacher training event in Boston after the C3E Women's conference in November 2017.
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Energy Visits G.I.R.L. 2017
A re-cap of the Department of Energy's visit to G.I.R.L. 2017 in Ohio.
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Five Fast Facts about Nora Stanton Blatch Barney
Nora Stanton Blatch Barney was the first American woman to become a civil engineer in 1905 and granddaughter of a women’s rights icon.
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Five Fast Facts about Dr. Ruby Hirose

Dr. Ruby Hirose was a Japanese-American researcher whose research helped lead to vaccines against polio and other diseases.

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Five Fast Facts About Barbara McClintock

Barbara McClintock was a pioneer in the field of cytogenetics, the study of the structure and function of cells.

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Five Fast Facts About Evelyn Boyd Granville

Dr. Evelyn Boyd Granville was the second African-American woman to earn a Ph.D. in mathematics and worked on early U.S. space missions.

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Five Fast Facts about Actress and Inventor Hedy Lamarr

The first woman in STEM we're highlighting this Women's History Month is actress and inventor, Hedy Lamarr.

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Investing in Our Future by Empowering Women and Girls in STEM
Deputy Secretary Liz Sherwood-Randall talks about the importance of encouraging women and girls in STEM for a brighter future.
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This Year @ Energy

What you clicked, liked, loved and shared in 2016.

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