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October 1, 2012
Dr. James R. Schlesinger, the first Secretary of Energy, unveils the signplate at the Energy Department's temporary headquarters on October 1, 1977.
DOE at Day One

In the 35 years since the Energy Department first opened its doors, our mission still remains: ensuring the nation’s security and prosperity by addressing its energy, environmental, and nuclear challenges through science and technology solutions.

August 15, 2012
Karl Fraiser, a member of the Savannah River Special Emphasis Planning Committee, meets with Dot Harris at the site’s Women’s Equality Day Celebration. | Photo by Rob Davis, Savannah River Site.
Leveling the Playing Field for Women: Work at the Energy Department

The many talented Energy Department women work every day to lead the Department’s critical missions, serve our country, and act as models for the next generation of women leaders.

July 5, 2012
Secretary Chu visits Delaware State University to commemorate the school's efforts with the Better Buildings Initiative.
A Minority Serving Institution Leads the Way in Better Buildings

Delaware State University joins President Obama's Better Buildings Initiative.

May 29, 2012
The American flag flying over the Veterans Memorial in San Jose. | Courtesy of Flickr user <a href="">HarshLight</a>, Creative Commons.
Energy Department Launches Veterans Mentoring Program

The Energy Department celebrates Memorial Day and launches the Veterans Mentoring Program.

April 17, 2012
DOE Ups the Ante for Diversity and Inclusion at the Department of Energy

“We will treat our people as our greatest asset.” This phrase is not only one of DOE’s management principles, but it is also the rock behind our new Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan.

In March, we released our plan as reinforcement to employees of their value and provided strategies to ensure equitable opportunities for all employees to fulfill their goals while carrying out DOE’s mission.   

April 11, 2012
The Energy Department's Dr. Karina Edmonds and Erin Pierce talk to thousands as part of the Women in STEM Tweet Up on March 22, 2012. | Photo credit: Quentin Kruger | Energy Department file photo
Let's Keep Talking: Women in STEM Tweet Up

We recently held a Tweet Up about women in in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). During the event, experts in STEM wrote more than 1,500 tweets as part of a conversation about the challenges they've faced, who and what inspires them, and what we can be doing to close the gap for women in STEM fields. Below, the Energy Department's Dr. Karina Edmonds answers questions that came in after the event.

March 22, 2012
Join the Conversation – Get on #STEM on at 2:30ET Today

If you're joining our Tweet Up on Women in STEM (that’s science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) today, you’ll have a chance to learn about some of the innovative ways that the federal government is investing in women in STEM – and the areas where we can do more. Here are some of the topics we can cover today on #STEM at 2:30pm ET:

March 15, 2012
Join us for a conversation about women in science, technology, engineering, and Math (STEM) on Twitter on Thursday, March 22 at 2:30pm EDT by following the hashtag #STEM.
Got Questions about Women in Science, Tech, Engineering, or Math (STEM)? Tweet us!

Join us for a conversation about women in STEM on Twitter on Thursday, March 22 at 2:30pm EDT by following the hashtag #STEM. You'll be able to to ask experts how we can advance women's education and empowerment to bring women into STEM careers.

February 27, 2012
Associate Deputy Secretary Williams at the Black Engineer of the Year Conference, joined by Dean Deloach of Morgan State University, Malika Hobbs with the National Nuclear Security Administration and Annie Whatley of the Office of Economic Impact and Diversity. | Office of Economic Impact and Diversity file photo.
Diversity -- Recruiting the Best and the Brightest

Associate Deputy Secretary Mel Williams visits the Black Engineer of the Year STEM conference, one of many national groups advancing diversity in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

February 14, 2012
What Would the President's Proposed 2013 Budget Mean to the Energy Department?

Secretary Chu details President Barack Obama's $27.2 billion fiscal year 2013 budget request for the Department of Energy.