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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.

December 5, 2012
Laura Quaha of the Campo Kumeyaay Nation and Melissa Estaes with the Campo Environmental Protection Agency accompany START team members at a September 2012 wind site assessment on the Campo Indian Reservation in San Diego County, California. | Photo by Alexander Dane, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
New Tribal Nations Energy Initiatives

The Energy Department announces new tribal energy initiatives for 2013.

December 4, 2012
Applications are now open for the Office of Science's Visiting Faculty Program.
Applications Now Open: Learn About the Visiting Faculty Program

Applications are being accepted now through January 10, 2013, for the Visiting Faculty Program

November 28, 2012
Hanford Site Celebrates National Native American Heritage Month with Educational Workshops

*Editor's Note: This article was originally posted in the Office of Environmental Management's EM Update, Volume 4, Issue 11, November 2012.

November 20, 2012
Inaugural C3E Symposium Fosters Collaborative Discussions and Celebrates Achievements

The C3E initiative is a network of national-level actions that strive to increase women’s participation in clean energy careers worldwide. Learn more here about the Inaugural Women in Clean Energy Symposium, held with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology this September.