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December 11, 2013
Why 3D Printers Might Create the Next Robotic Champion

High school teams competing in the FIRST Robotics Competition should head over to this FIRST Robotics website to put in their bid for a free Cube 3D printer, an innovative additive manufacturing tool that can aid them in their quest to engineer robots from scratch.

December 11, 2013
President Carlton Brown of Clark Atlanta University pictured here with winning students junior Jules Henry (Electrical Engineering/Computer Science) and sophomore KeAndra Goodman (Electrical Engineering/Physics).
Winners Announced for the NNSA Grand Challenge Competition

Clark Atlanta University students' rocket tail component for Additive Manufacturing won the NNSA student Grand Challenge Competition.

December 6, 2013
Unlocking Growth Opportunities for Minority Businesses Through Technology Transfer

This week the country celebrates Minority Enterprise Development Week, recognizing the minority-owned firms who are pumping over one trillion dollars into our economy each year and employing nearly six million Americans.

December 5, 2013
Inspiring and preparing students to enter tomorrow's energy workforce is critical to the Department of Energy's mission.
Join Our Webinar This December on Engaging Students in Energy

Join our webinar on Friday, December 13, as we share information about game changing student programs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics and energy literacy here at the Department and across the country at our National Laboratories.

December 2, 2013
Presidential Proclamation -- Minority Enterprise Development Week, 2013
Editor's note: This Presidential Proclamation by President Barack Obama was originally posted on www.whitehouse.gov on November 26, 2013.
 
November 26, 2013
WhiteHouse.Gov/FilmFest has the full scoop on the first-ever White House Student Film Festival. Learn more, read the official rules, see how to submit your video, and hear from Bill Nye (the Science Guy).
This is Big: The First-Ever White House Student Film Festival

The White House is looking for student videos on how technology is shaping your classroom - now and in the future. In three minutes or less, tell your story and you can win a chance to visit the White House to watch your movie's screening.

November 21, 2013
A panel on climate change is pictured here from the Congressional Forum on Minorities in Energy, held at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C., on November 19, 2013. From left to right - Chandra Sina, Lead Financial Specialist at the World Bank; Leslie G. Fields, National Environmental Justice Director for the Sierra Club; Frank Niepold, Climate Education Coordinator, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration; Judith Greenwald, Deputy Director for Climate, Environment and Efficiency, Department of Energy; and Andre Pettigrew, Executive Director, Clean Economy Solutions. Moderated by Jackie Knox Brown, Special Assistant to Senator Thad Cochran, Former Assistant Secretary for Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs, Department of Energy. Photo by Ken Shipp, DOE.
Congressional Leaders Celebrate the Minorities in Energy Initiative

Seven members of Congress, senior government officials, executives, community organizers, entrepreneurs, and leaders from academia and industry gathered for the Congressional Forum on Minorities in Energy on November 19, 2013. The Forum was generously hosted by the Office of Congressman Bobby Rush, an honorary Ambassador for the Minorities in Energy Initiative.

November 14, 2013
Secretary Moniz, Ambassadors of the Minorities in Energy Initiative, and panelists attend the White House Forum on Minorities in Energy. View additional photos from the event by checking out our <a href="/node/769881">latest slideshow</a>. | Photo by Matty Greene, Energy Department.
At the White House, Engaging in a Dialogue on Diversity and Energy

Announcing the Ambassadors of the Minorities in Energy Initiative -- a group of thought leaders committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in the energy field.

November 13, 2013
Energy Department Announces the SUN Project, Empowering Urban Native Youth in STEM Education

The SUN Project is a new collaboration between the U.S. Department of Energy and the American Indian Science and Engineering Society to engage urban Native American youth in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.

November 12, 2013
Fisk University graduate student, George Turner conducting research at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. | Photo courtesy of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
Tomorrow: Watch The White House Forum on Minorities in Energy Livestream

Share your thoughts and perspectives on advancing underrepresented Americans in the energy sector by participating in the White House Forum on Minorities in Energy livestream.