Editor's Note: This blog was originally posted on the White House website.
As we celebrate the historic accomplishments of women during Women’s History Month, there is no better time to engage and empower the next generation of girls to rise up as leaders of our democracy and economy.
Finding your niche and making your mark should be the goal of any young professional. Here at the Energy Department, while we drive our mission forward every day, our employees seek to make a personal impact on the people and communities they serve. This February, I spoke on this important topic at the 2013 Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing Conference, a meeting of 550 students, academics, and computing professionals here in Washington D.C.
Join SBA and John Williams, Director of SBIR/STTR Programs at Department of Navy, on Wednesday, February 27 at 2:00PM EST for the Small Business Administration's webinar on the Navy's SBIR/STTR Programs and the National SBIR Conference this May.
Did you know that while women comprise 48 percent of the U.S. workforce, they hold only 24 percent of STEM jobs? STEM, or science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, is critical for the mission of the Energy Department in securing our clean energy future - and it's critical for the country.
Earlier this month, I joined Chris Smith, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary and Acting Assistant Secretary of Fossil Energy, on stage in Washington DC at the Black Engineers of the Year Awards (BEYA) conference to present him with BEYA's Professional Achievement award, recognizing the work of Acting Assistant Secretary Smith and his team in the all-of-the-above energy strategy of the United States.
As part of the National Science Bowl, more than 9,500 high school students take place in 70 high school regional competitions around the United States and Puerto Rico. The winners of these regions advance to the National Science Bowl competition held every April in Chevy Chase, Maryland.
Nominations are now open for the nation’s highest honors for K-12 mathematics and science teachers. The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, or PAEMST, have been running since 1983, honoring more than 4,200 teachers for their contributions in the classroom and to their profession.