To learn more about the potential of STEM careers to ease the gender pay gap and pathways into STEM careers for entry-level opportunities, the YWCA and the Department of Energy are teaming up to host a panel and Tweet Up on The STEM Promise: Opportunities for Economic Empowerment. On April 8, 2014, from 3-4pm EST, follow along on #STEMEqualPay to join the conversation.
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Minority Education and Community Development will demonstrate how middle schools and high schools in D.C. can get involved by providing a hands-on, interactive science bowl demonstration. The mock competition allows students to get a feel for the competition style, practice answering science questions at rapid pace, and meet staff from the Department of Energy.
On Thursday, March 20th at 1:00pm ET, the White House will host another episode of “We the Geeks”, this time focused on “Women Role Models”. Tune in to this Google+ Hangout to hear from women and girl STEM leaders as they share their stories and advice to inspire the next generation of young women to discover their inner geeks and become the inventors and leaders of tomorrow.
Hispanics In Energy, in collaboration with the American Association of Blacks In Energy and the Office of Economic Impact and Diversity, plans a gathering of key stakeholder leaders in a series of roundtables across the country to discuss how to meet the job demands of the expanding energy industry, particularly through the minority workforce.
At the National Science Bowl, high school and middle school students participate in a nation-wide competition to test their knowledge of all areas of science. High school and middle school students are quizzed in a fast paced question-and-answer format similar to Jeopardy.
In Feburary, the Office of Economic Impact and Diversity held the 2014 Washington, D.C., regional competitionsfor middle school and high school to determine which schools would earn a spot at the national competition in April.
This March for Women's History Month, the White House is posting a series of blogs from heads of our country's federal agencies, celebrating successes over the last year and pushing for more. Read the other agency blogs at http://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/cwg/blog