NASA's Curiosity Mars rover this week completed its first Martian year -- 687 Earth days -- since landing in August 2012. Each day of the rover working on Mars requires several dozen rover team members completing tasks on Earth.To celebrate reaching this longevity milestone, which had been set as one of the mission's goals from the start, the Curiosity team planned staffing a special day, with women fulfilling 76 out of 102 operational roles, showcasing the important role women have to play in STEM jobs.
The Office of Fossil Energy’s Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship kicked off its 19th year this June with a class of 44 undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate students joining one of the Department of Energy’s premier educational programs.
Join Secretary Moniz and Congressman Bobby Rush, Ambassador in the Minorities in Energy Initiative, on Friday June 20, 2014 at the Wrightwood-Ashburn Library in Chicago to discuss needs of underrepresented communities in energy.
Veterans have specific skill sets that benefit the energy technical sector, and veterans’ high reliability and priority on safety make them desired hires in the energy sector. Energy jobs continue service for the country, increasing national security through energy independence and contributing to the American economy.
President Obama has proclaimed June 2014 as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month. The President calls upon the people of the United States to eliminate prejudice everywhere it exists, and to celebrate the great diversity of the American people.
Now in its 23rd year, the Math and Science Awards program is sponsored by the Sandia Women’s Connection. This year’s event honored more students, with the addition of four high schools in Oakland, Calif., and included recognition of the students by federal and state officials. Teachers from 15 high schools in Livermore, Dublin, Pleasanton, Tracy, Manteca and Oakland nominated high school juniors whom they deemed outstanding in math and science, so the students can include the award on college and scholarship applications.
The STEM Mentoring Café, hosted by the U.S. Department of Education, took place on May 19, 2014 from 4:30pm-6:00pm. Thirty female STEM professionals from 16 different government agencies arrived with their tools of their trade, ready to interact with eighteen teachers and thirty-eight 5-8 grade students to share their passion for their STEM careers. The participants assimilated quickly to the speed-dating format, with STEM professionals moving from table to table, enabling students and teachers to ask questions and learn about STEM professions during each roundtable discussion.