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Kickoff of Minorities in Energy Initiative and Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

September 24, 2013 2:00PM EDT

Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Ave SW, Forrestal Building

The Department of Energy launched the Minorities in Energy Initiative on September 24, 2013 during National Hispanic Heritage Month. The event included a dialogue among stakeholders in academia, industry, and government to discuss individual perspectives on STEM education, climate change, and energy economic development.

 Download the Executive Summary from the September 24, 2013 event here.

The Minorities in Energy Initiative addresses the needs of underrepresented communities in the energy sector and aligns with President Obama’s agenda for engaging more Americans in energy and science, technology, engineering, and math fields. The Minorities in Energy Initiative, guided by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Economic Impact and Diversity, seeks to create a substantive, sustainable model that connects diverse stakeholders together to address challenges and opportunities for minority engagement in energy economic participation, STEM education, and climate change.


Annie Whatley,