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April 9, 2014
Green light reflection from a low-oxygen environment, 3D-printer laser deposition of metal powder alloys. 
| Photo courtesy of Critical Materials Institute, Ames Laboratory
Additive Manufacturing Meets the Critical Materials Shortage

Find out how the Energy Department's Advanced Manufacturing Office is working to address potential shortages of critical materials through additive manufacturing, or 3D printing.

April 8, 2014
ZF North America used Alabama E3 funding to create a recycling program that saves more than $100,000 a year in trash pickup and landfill fees. Pictured here are workers in the Tuscaloosa location, which provides Mercedes with complete axle systems. | Photo courtesy of ZF North America, Inc.
Local Program Helps Alabama Manufacturers Add Jobs, Reduce Waste and Increase Profits

Alabama manufacturers are incorporating energy-saving measures into their operations to help grow their businesses.

April 4, 2014
We're Data Jammin': Building Interactive Educational Materials to Teach Energy

In a digital world of mobile apps, internet games, and social media, teachers can find it difficult to keep students focused - especially on the importance of energy in their daily lives. To help address this issue, the Energy Department hosted a data jam last week that brought together developers, educators, and energy experts to find ways to improve the energy literacy of students throughout the country. Read this recap and view photos of the event.

April 1, 2014
Women in STEM jobs earn 33 percent more than those in non-STEM occupations and experience a smaller wage gap relative to men.
The STEM Promise: Opportunities for Economic Empowerment. Join the Conversation on April 8.

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.

March 31, 2014
Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative: Increasing American Competitiveness Through Innovation

Find out how the Energy Department's Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative is helping to boost American competitiveness, grow the economy and protect the environment.

March 28, 2014
Colnatec manufactures advanced film thickness monitoring tools and provides process engineering services for organic light emitting diodes, thin film solar, and semiconductor manufacturing. | Photo courtesy of Colnatec
Woman-Owned Small Businesses Making a Big Impact on Clean Energy

Find out how the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy is supporting woman entrepreneurs through the Small Business Innovation Research program.

March 28, 2014
Research Lab Wins Prestigious Award for Changing the Energy Game

The Energy Systems Integration Facility, a first-of-its-kind research user facility, has won R&D Magazine’s 2014 Laboratory of the Year.

March 27, 2014
Energy Internet, the Southeast regional winner of the Department of Energy's National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition, demonstrates its platform. | Courtesy of  Georgia Institute of Technology
National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition: Energy Internet Wins ACC Clean Energy Challenge

Student-led start-up from the Georgia Institute of Technology announced as the Southeast regional winner of the Department of Energy's National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition.

March 27, 2014
Interested in Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies? Help Shape the H2 Refuel H-Prize Competition

Find out how you can help improve the H-Prize H2 Refuel competition, which involves designing a small-scale hydrogen refueler system for homes, community centers, or businesses.

March 27, 2014
Designers hard at work turning energy data into useful apps at a hackathon in Washington earlier this year.
Jamming Out to Energy Data: Building Apps That Improve Energy Literacy

The Energy Department is hosting a data jam in Washington today that brings together dozens of energy experts, app designers, and educators to help bridge the energy literacy gap.