As part of our series of STEM Mentoring Cafes, a group of 40 girls from the Tampa Public Housing Authority met with scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians at the Museum of Science and Industry on June 13, 2015.
Over the past century, American women have made tremendous strides in increasing their labor market experience and their skills. On Equal Pay Day, however, we focus on a stubborn and troubling fact: Despite women’s gains, a large gender pay gap still exists.
In December 2014, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary, Ernest Moniz, met with Departmental Tribal Advisory Groups in Phoenix, Arizona. During the meeting, many tribal leaders expressed a desire for the Department to do more to promote and support Native American and Alaska Native (AI/AN) participation in STEM education and careers. Consequently, the Secretary committed the Department to carry out a series of roundtables on STEM education in Indian Country.
NOAA's Office of Education (OEd) has issued a request for applications for projects designed to strengthen the public's and/or K-12 students' environmental literacy to improve community resilience to extreme weather events and environmental changes. Successful projects will advance NOAA's mission and build the environmental literacy necessary for community resilience by focusing on geographic awareness and an understanding of Earth systems and the threats and vulnerabilities that are associated with a community's location. Eligible applicants are limited to institutions of higher educati
During the 3rd Annual DigiGirlz Day event held in Nashville, TN on Saturday, February, 28, 2015, Dot Harris, Director of DOE’s Office of Economic Impact and Diversity, delivered an invigorating and inspiring keynote speech encouraging high school girls in middle Tennessee to explore the plethora of career opportunities within the field of STEM. To keep the momentum of the keynote in full gear, Director Harris revved up the dialogue by moderating a panel discussion comprised of esteemed professional women from Microsoft,