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June 26, 2015
Deputy Secretary Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall speaks at her swearing-in ceremony. | Energy Department Photo.
Deputy Secretary Sherwood-Randall Joins Our Women @ Energy Series

Deputy Secretary Sherwood-Randall joins our Women @ Energy series -- which now has over 250 profiles of inspiring women at the Department of Energy.

May 1, 2014
Celebrating Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month at the Energy Department

Each May we celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, honoring the accomplishments of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders at the Energy Department, in the energy workforce, and throughout history.  

April 15, 2014
Participants in 2012 Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day got an exercise session hosted by the staff of the Forrestal Occupational Health Organization.
Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day - Thursday, April 24

Department of Energy is proud to participate in Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day on Thursday, April 24. Join us at Forrestal for a welcome program, 9am-10am in the Main Auditorium, and for official Department of Energy photos from 10am-10:30am. RSVP to

February 10, 2014
Federal employees from all agencies were invited to attend the First Annual STEM Volunteer Fair at the Department of Energy on February 5, 2014, hosted by the Office of Economic Impact and Diversity. I Photo by Matty Greene, U.S. Department of Energy
Deploying Federal Talent to Build the Future STEM Workforce

Over 30 organizations and 100 federal employees braved icy rain to attend the First Annual Interagency STEM Volunteer Fair on February 11, 2014.

January 17, 2014
Events like Argonne National Laboratory's annual Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day are produced with the volunteer support of the Department of Energy's STEM professionals. Above, Director Dot Harris visits the event in 2013.
Giving Back Through Our Talented STEM Professionals

In recognition of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the National Day of Service, the Department of Energy’s Office of Economic Impact and Diversity and the Office of Personal Management are hosting the First Annual Interagency STEM Volunteer Fair on February 5, 2014, 10am - 2pm, at the U.S. Department of Energy.

April 3, 2013
Save the date for the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Family Day at the Smithsonian! This year it will be at the National Museum of American History on Saturday, May 4, 2013. More details to come.
2013 Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month Resources and Theme

Editor's Note: This information is provided by the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.

February 19, 2013
Director Dot Harris presents Chris Smith, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary and Acting Assistant Secretary of Fossil Energy, with a professional achievement award at the Black Engineer of the Year Awards conference this February. Photo Credit: Nancy Jo Brown/106FOTO
Fossil Energy Acting Assistant Secretary Recognized at Black Engineer of the Year Awards

Earlier this month, I joined Chris Smith, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary and Acting Assistant Secretary of Fossil Energy, on stage in Washington DC at the Black Engineers of the Year Awards (BEYA) conference to present him with BEYA's Professional Achievement award, recognizing the work of Acting Assistant Secretary Smith and his team in the all-of-the-above energy strategy of the United States.

February 1, 2013
U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu during an online town hall to discuss President Obama's clean energy and innovation agenda on January 11, 2011. | Photo by Charles Watkins, Contractor, Energy Department
Letter from Secretary Steven Chu to Energy Department Employees

Secretary Chu highlights progress on clean energy; announces decision not to serve a second term.

January 15, 2013
Join the STEM and Mentoring Interagency Open House Friday, January 18, in Washington DC

In honor of National Mentoring Month and the 57th Presidential Inauguration, the Departments of Energy, Transportation, Labor, Education, National Science Foundation, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Personnel Management, and Corporation for National and Community Service invite you to the STEM and Mentoring Open House.

October 4, 2012
Dr. Stanley Atcitty, left, and Dr. Imre Gyuk, right, at the Smithsonian, following the 2012 PECASE awards ceremony. | Photo courtesy of the Energy Department's Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability.
Meet Dr. Stanley Atcitty, PECASE Winner and DOE Researcher

Dr. Stanley Atcitty speaks with Dr. Imre Gyuk about about his experiences in the Navajo community, the impact of power electronics on the nation’s electric grid and what led him to engineering.