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January 3, 2013
Top: MOX Services President Kelly Trice, left, presents a certificate to Wise President and Owner David Abney and Wise Marketing Director Renee Abney. Wise was recognized as a 2012 MOX Gold Supplier during a special presentation in Dayton. Bottom: Byers Precision Fabricators was recognized as a 2012 MOX Gold Supplier during a special presentation in North Carolina.  Steve Marr of MOX Services (left) and Kevin Hall of NNSA (right) present Roger Byers (center) with the award.
Over 9600 Small Business Subcontracts Critical to the Success of NNSA’s MOX Fuel Fabrication Facility

NNSA and MOX Services are committed to increasing the contracting opportunities for small and disadvantaged businesses, and the 9,683 subcontracts they have awarded to small businesses total approximately $860M.

December 26, 2012
Applications are Open for YOU to Join the 2013 Class of the Minority Educational Institution Student Partnership Program

Our Minority Educational Institution Student Partnership Program offers intensive ten-week internships for talented undergraduate and graduate students to jumpstart their careers and develop their potential for future opportunities within the federal government. Students work side-by-side with leading scientists, engineers, and other top professionals at our headquarters and National Laboratories to develop career skills and enhance leadership capabilities.

Apply today: http://minorityinternships.energy.gov/

December 21, 2012
This is our Future: Secretary Chu and Senator Udall Speak on Attracting Women and Minorities to the Wind Industry

This past Wednesday, the Energy Department livestreamed  a conversation between Energy Secretary Steven Chu and U.S. Senator Mark Udall (D-CO), two leaders and champions of renewable energy innovation. The topic at hand – the future of the U.S. wind industry – was driven by questions from a live audience and participants online using Twitter, Facebook, Google +, and email to ask Energy about wind technology, policy, and careers.

December 19, 2012
Students at the Cypress Bay High School, Weston, Fla., concentrate on finding the density of an unknown liquid and the mass of an unknown object through an experiment in buoyancy in the first round of the high school division team challenge competition at the U.S. Department of Energy National Science Bowl in Washington DC on April 27, 2012. | Photo by Dennis Brack, Office of Science.
Students are Hitting the Books – Instead of the Mall

The Science Bowl encourages students to take up a new holiday tradition of opening their presents - and then opening their books.

December 19, 2012
Office of River Protection Women-Owned Small Business Contractor Receives One-Year Extension

Richland - - The Energy Department's Office of River Protection announced the contract for Advanced Technologies and Laboratories International Inc. (ATL) has been extended for a second one-year option.  ATL, a women-owned small business, will continue to provide analytical services and testing work at the Hanford Site 222-S Laboratory through January 2, 2014.

“ORP values ATL’s performance and commitment to safety,” said Ellen Mattlin, Tank Farm Programs Division Director.  “DOE appreciates the technical and management capabilities demonstrated by the ATL workforce.”

December 13, 2012
Small Businesses Pave the Way to $20 Million in Savings at Oak Ridge

Earlier this week, the Office of Environmental Management shared the news that a new enclosure at Oak Ridge that processes radioactive casks has saved nearly $20 million by putting the facility on a path to complete cleanup work two years ahead of schedule.

Small businesses were critical to making that happen.

December 12, 2012
SBA Increases Size Standards for Waste Remediation Services & Information/Admin Support

Earlier this week, the U.S. Small Business Administration announced that they have revised size definitions for small businesses in Administrative and Support & Waste Management and Remediation Services categories, saying these revisions "reflect changes in marketplace conditions." The new standards are published in the Federal Register. 

December 11, 2012
There is a critical need for more minorities to enter the energy industry. Hands-on activities like the workshop pictured above at the Spelman Girls Institute (Nov 17, 2012) help provide these entry points.
Unlocking the Promise of a Clean Energy Future by Boosting Diversity in STEM

*Editor's Note: This article was originally published in the December 2012 edition of The Legislator, a publicaiton of the National Black Caucus of State Legislators.*

For America to succeed in the 21st century, making sure all children receive a world-class education is more than a moral obligation; it’s an economic imperative.

December 7, 2012
The 2012 class and mentors of the Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship Program.
Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship Seeking Underrepresented Students in STEM

Are you a student in a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) degree looking for a worthwhile summer internship?  Do you currently have a child pursuing these types of degrees?  If so, applications are now open through January 18, 2013, for the Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship, which is a 10-week paid summer internship program that provides research opportunities to minority and female students pursuing degrees in STEM majors.