Ponderosa High School principal David Ross feels that the school’s wind-and-solar hybrid system presents an opportunity for students. Ponderosa is an alternative high school that helps students earn a high school diploma or GED. The school's approximately 75 students range in age from 17 to 20, and the majority are Native American or Hispanic, mostly from underserved communities.
The Energy Department has began a unique partnership between the American Indian Higher Education Consortium and the American Indian Science and Engineering Society to bring science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) research and education funding to American Indian students at our Nation’s Tribal Colleges and Universities and other universities.
Forging a new era of Department of Energy and tribal relations, more than 350 people, including representatives from 54 tribes across the continental United States, attended the May 4 and 5 Department of Energy Tribal Summit.
Next week, on May 4th and 5th, the Department of Energy will host a Tribal Summit. It'll be an opportunity for tribal leaders, Department of Energy leadership, organizations and other constituents to discuss how to best collaborate on important energy and environmental issues.
The White House hosted a Tribal Nations Conference, which provided leaders from the 565 federally recognized tribes the opportunity to interact directly with the President and representatives from the highest levels of his Administration. The Department of Energy also announced the establishment of an Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs.
Tom D'Agostino, Under Secretary for Nuclear Security, and Administrator for the National Nuclear Security Administration, as well as the Energy Department of Energy's Co-Chair to Feds Feed Families, shares the results of the Federal food donation drive.