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March 28, 2013
Students Speak: The Power of STEM

High School student finalists in the 2013 Intel Science Talent Search competition are living proof that with the right skills, tools, and opportunities, innovation and discovery can happen at any age. That’s why the Obama Administration is placing a stronger emphasis than ever on equipping the next generation of American innovators in science, technology, engineering, and math—the “STEM” fields.

March 26, 2013
New Funding Opportunities and Webinars from ARPA-E

ARPA-E has announced two new funding opportunities:

REMOTE (Reducing Emissions Using Methanotrophic Organisms for Transportation Energy) will develop transformational biological technologies to convert gas to liquids (GTL) for transportation fuels. 

March 26, 2013
As part of the Energy Department's launch of the Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative, Assistant Secretary David Danielson toured the new Carbon Fiber Facility at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Carbon fiber has the potential to improve the fuel efficiency of vehicles. | Photo courtesy of Jason Richards, Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
Energy Department Launches Bold New Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative

To ensure American leadership in clean energy manufacturing, a new initiative aims to strengthen manufacturing capabilities while improving energy efficiency of operations.

March 25, 2013
EM Senior Advisor Dave Huizenga, center, in a photo with National Congress of American Indians President Jefferson Keel, left, and Santa Clara Pueblo Governor Walter Dasheno at the White House 2012 Tribal Nations Conference.
Continuing Progress in Tribal Communities

WASHINGTON, D.C. – EM is working with other DOE offices to expand contracting opportunities for Tribal Nations across the complex.

March 21, 2013
Reduced Gravity Education Flight Opportunity for Students at Minority Serving Institutions

NASA is offering undergraduate students from Minority Serving Institutions an opportunity to test experiments in microgravity aboard NASA's reduced gravity aircraft.

March 21, 2013
Deadline Monday for Minority Serving Institutions Solar Science Funding Opportunity Application

The deadline to apply for the Diversity In Science and Technology Advances National Clean Energy in Solar  (DISTANCE-SOLAR) Funding Opportunity Announcement, is this Monday, March 25, 2013. The funding opportunity, which was posted February 20 by the Department's SunShot Initative, is seeking applications from Minority Serving Institutions to support solar science and technology research to advance the development of a diverse and innovative workforce.

March 18, 2013
Graphic by <a href="">Sarah Gerrity</a>.
Making STEM Personal: Introducing the Women @ Energy Series

Hear from women who work to solve some of the nation's toughest challenges through their careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics and learn how you can follow in their footsteps.

March 8, 2013
Photo courtesy of the National Nuclear Security Administration.
10 Questions for a Nuclear Physicist: Dr. Njema Frazier

What drives someone to pursue a career in theoretical nuclear physics? Read the latest installment of our 10 Questions series to find out.

March 5, 2013
Wrapping Up: Our Conversation on Increasing Diversity in STEM Education and the Workforce

A recap of our discussion on increasing diversity in science, technology, engineering and math fields.

March 1, 2013
Dot Harris, Director of the Department of Energy’s Office of Economic Impact and Diversity meets with students at Argonne National Laboratory’s Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day (Photo by Argonne National Laboratory)
Creating What You Can Imagine, Changing the World

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.