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March 23, 2016
Quiz: Test Your Lighting IQ

Test your knowledge about the lighting technology that brightens our world.

March 22, 2016
The Science Behind “The Martian” -- Staying Warm on Mars

How science fiction relies on science fact from one of the National Labs.

March 22, 2016
Women in STEM: Deputy Secretary Liz Sherwood-Randall
Women in STEM: Deputy Secretary Liz Sherwood-Randall

Deputy Secretary Liz Sherwood-Randall talks about mentorship, public service and her favorite part of the job in our newest #WomeninSTEM video.

March 18, 2016
On Tuesday March 22, 2016 we're hosting a twitter chat on Women in STEM. | Energy Department photo.
Women’s History Month Twitter Chat on Changing the Face of Leadership in STEM

On Tuesday March 22, 2016, we're hosting a Twitter chat about encouraging women to pursue leadership positions in STEM -- science, technology, engineering and math.

March 17, 2016
How to Store Carbon

Find out how National Labs scientists are developing new tools to ensure carbon storage is safe and permanent.

March 17, 2016
Nuclear Physicist Chien-Shiung Wu is our third woman in STEM #ThrowbackThursday for 2016. | Illustration by <a href="/node/1332956/">Carly Wilkins, Energy Department</a>.
Five Fast Facts about Physicist Chien-Shiung Wu

Chien-Shiung Wu's physics expertise was instrumental to the Manhattan Project and her research helped two colleagues win the Nobel Prize in physics. She is the third woman in STEM we're highlighting during Women's History Month.

March 17, 2016
Dr. Imre Gyuk -- pictured speaking at a Green Mountain Power energy storage event -- was recently recognized for his game-changing work in energy storage. | Photo courtesy of the Clean Energy States Alliance.
10 Questions with Energy Storage Expert Imre Gyuk

Dr. Imre Gyuk, recently awarded the NAATBatt Lifetime Achievement Award for Energy Storage, talks about what energy storage is, how the energy storage field has changed in the last 10 years and where it's headed.

March 16, 2016
Eagles are Making Wind Turbines Safer for Birds

National Labs and industry researchers are using eagles to develop technology to prevent bird collisions with wind turbines.

March 11, 2016
Roderick Jackson and a group of high schoolers pause for a selfie inside Oak Ridge National Lab's 3D-printed house. | Photo Courtesy of Oak Ridge National Lab.
Showing, Not Telling to Engage Students in STEM

Roderick Jackson, a technical lead at Oak Ridge National Lab, reflects on his experience during My Brothers Keeper Week at the National Labs.

March 11, 2016
Radiobiologist Matt Coleman displays a device like the medical diagnosis instrument he helped develop for NASA for use in deep space. | Photo by  Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
Scientist Helps NASA Develop Medical Device

On a journey to Mars, future astronauts may use this device to get medical checkups.