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March 12, 2015
Grace Hopper, computer scientist and inventor of the first compiler, is the second subject of our Women's History Month #ThrowbackThursday. | Photo courtesy of the White House.
Five Fast Facts About Technologist Grace Hopper

For our second #ThrowbackThursday during Women's History Month, we're highlighting the contributions of Technologist Grace Hopper.

March 4, 2015
Funding Opportunity from NOAA's Office of Education

NOAA's Office of Education (OEd) has issued a request for applications for projects designed to strengthen the public's and/or K-12 students' environmental literacy to improve community resilience to extreme weather events and environmental changes.  Successful projects will advance NOAA's mission and build the environmental literacy necessary for community resilience by focusing on geographic awareness and an understanding of Earth systems and the threats and vulnerabilities that are associated with a community's location.  Eligible applicants are limited to institutions of higher educati

March 3, 2015
Director Harris engages with DigiGirlz (Middle Tennessee High School students)
Director Dot Harris Inspires Girls at DigiGirlz Day Event

During the 3rd Annual DigiGirlz Day event held in Nashville, TN on Saturday, February, 28, 2015, Dot Harris, Director of DOE’s Office of Economic Impact and Diversity, delivered an invigorating and inspiring keynote speech encouraging high school girls in middle Tennessee to explore the plethora of career opportunities within the field of STEM.  To keep the momentum of the keynote in full gear, Director Harris revved up the dialogue by moderating a panel discussion comprised of esteemed professional women from Microsoft,

March 3, 2015
Marc Morial Becomes Newest Minorities in Energy Ambassador
Marc Morial Becomes Newest Minorities in Energy Ambassador

Marc Morial Becomes Newest Minorities in Energy Ambassador

March 3, 2015
Engaging African Americans in STEM Education

Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz talks with Dr. Johnnetta Cole at the National Museum of African Art, February 25, 2015.

February 26, 2015
EM’s Human Capital and Corporate Services Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary Melody Bell talks with Michigan State University engineering student Harold Hill at the BEYA conference.
EM Engages Students, Professionals in Popular Conference Focused on STEM Careers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – EM joined DOE’s Economic Impact and Diversity and Chief Human Capital Officer offices and the National Nuclear Security Administration at the 2015 Black Engineer of the Year Awards Conference (BEYA) earlier this month.

February 23, 2015
DC Students Flex Their Mental Muscles in Regional Science Bowl Competition

DC Students Flex Their Mental Muscles in Regional Science Bowl Competition

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.