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February 19, 2015
Former Energy Secretary Hazel O'Leary greets contestants of the Solar Car Challenge Competition in 1995. O’Leary was the first Energy Secretary to link energy policy decisions to the health and quality of the environment. | Photo by Warren Gretz, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Black History Month: Former Energy Secretary Broke Barriers and Advanced Clean Energy

Black History Month celebrates the many vital contributions African Americans have made in America’s history.  Today, we’re highlighting African Americans who have helped advance energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies.

January 27, 2015
Upholding Dr. King’s Dream and Inspiring the Next Generation Through STEM Education

Dr. King’s words served as a special theme for the Minorities in energy STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) and Energy Literacy kick-off event during the Martin Luther King, Jr. day.

January 16, 2015
Front and Center: Bringing Marginalized Girls into Focus in STEM and CTE Education

This week, as part of the President’s commitment to equal opportunity for all students, the White House Domestic Policy Council and the Council on Women and Girls, the Department of Education, and the Georgetown University Law Center on Poverty and Inequality highlighted programs that focus on developing the talent of girls of color and low-income girls in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) and career technical education (CTE) careers. We heard from the educators, innovators, researchers, scientists, and marginalized girls themselves who are dedicated to increasing the participation of low-income girls and girls of color in post-secondary education and in-demand careers within high-growth industry sectors.

January 14, 2015
Image courtesy of Sarah Gerrity.
Celebrating Our #WomenInSTEM Video Series’ First Birthday

We’re addressing the STEM gap in a number of ways, including sharing the personal stories of women with STEM careers. Today our #WomenInSTEM video series is celebrating its first birthday.

December 18, 2014
STEM Mentoring Café at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Check out photos from our most recent STEM Mentoring Café, a speed-mentoring event to connect STEM professionals with groups of middle school students.

November 24, 2014
#WomenInSTEM: Stepping Stones From One Career to Another

Learn about Cheryl Martin's work at ARPA-E -- the latest profile in the Energy Department's #WomenInSTEM video series.

November 6, 2014
Ames Laboratory Scientist Receives Award for Advancing Diversity

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November 6, 2014
Minorities in Energy-Year One Anniversary Forum

Minorities in Energy-Year One Anniversary Forum

October 20, 2014
This new partnership with the Association of Science and Technology Centers aims to increase energy literacy and promote STEM education. | Photo courtesy of the Department of Energy.
Expanding Science and Energy Literacy with America’s Science and Technology Centers

The Department's new partnership with the Association of Science and Technology Centers is advancing energy literacy through museums and science centers.

October 14, 2014
Secretary Moniz addresses Energy Department employees and contractors gathered at the 2014 Hispanic Heritage Month event, held October 14, 2014, in the Forrestal Auditorium. | Photo by Sarah Gerrity, Energy Department.
Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month at the Department of Energy

It has been 50 years since the U.S. first observed National Hispanic Heritage Week, a celebration that has grown to span a full month. However, everyone should recognize the contributions of Hispanic Americans throughout the year as an essential part of American history.