America’s entrepreneurs are on the front lines of the global clean energy race, and the Department of Energy and the Administration want to hear from you about the barriers that are standing in your way and what we can do to help remove them.
“For our own good, we want as wide of a talent pool as we can get,” Secretary Steven Chu said in his remarks to employees. “[Diversity] is a good thing and an important thing to do. It’s also the right thing to do.”
We celebrate Native American Heritage Month to honor Native Americans, their rich heritage, and their present accomplishments. Native Americans are innovators, entrepreneurs, leaders, and scholars, and our debt to them is immense.
"Hispanics United in Strengthening America," this year's theme for the National Organization for Mexican American Rights, Inc. (NOMAR) Training Conference, speaks to recruiting, training, and engaging a diverse workforce to accomplish our country's goals.
This day in history - in 1990 to be exact - the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law. This civil rights legislation helps ensure that all citizens, regardless of disability, have the same rights and privileges as all other Americans.
Today we were honored to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) month, recognizing the significant contributions of AAPI individuals in securing our clean energy future, and the work yet to be done to improve the quality of life and opportunities for AAPIs.
Jewel Adgerson is an electrical engineer at the Energy Department's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and Morgan State University alum. We got to talk with her about her work with the Department's Energy Innovation Hub and her passion for building up the next generation of scientists and engineers through STEM education.
Throughout the month of February, we're introducing some remarkable African Americans who are working to advance the President's clean energy agenda and help the Department of Energy achieve its mission. This week we're profiling Rita Franklin who is the Department of Energy's Deputy Chief Human Capital Officer.