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March 22, 2016
Women in STEM: Deputy Secretary Liz Sherwood-Randall
Women in STEM: Deputy Secretary Liz Sherwood-Randall

Deputy Secretary Liz Sherwood-Randall talks about mentorship, public service and her favorite part of the job in our newest #WomeninSTEM video.

March 18, 2016
On Tuesday March 22, 2016 we're hosting a twitter chat on Women in STEM. | Energy Department photo.
Women’s History Month Twitter Chat on Changing the Face of Leadership in STEM

On Tuesday March 22, 2016, we're hosting a Twitter chat about encouraging women to pursue leadership positions in STEM -- science, technology, engineering and math.

March 17, 2016
How to Store Carbon

Find out how National Labs scientists are developing new tools to ensure carbon storage is safe and permanent.

March 17, 2016
Nuclear Physicist Chien-Shiung Wu is our third woman in STEM #ThrowbackThursday for 2016. | Illustration by <a href="/node/1332956/">Carly Wilkins, Energy Department</a>.
Five Fast Facts about Physicist Chien-Shiung Wu

Chien-Shiung Wu's physics expertise was instrumental to the Manhattan Project and her research helped two colleagues win the Nobel Prize in physics. She is the third woman in STEM we're highlighting during Women's History Month.

March 16, 2016
Eagles are Making Wind Turbines Safer for Birds

National Labs and industry researchers are using eagles to develop technology to prevent bird collisions with wind turbines.

March 11, 2016
Roderick Jackson and a group of high schoolers pause for a selfie inside Oak Ridge National Lab's 3D-printed house. | Photo Courtesy of Oak Ridge National Lab.
Showing, Not Telling to Engage Students in STEM

Roderick Jackson, a technical lead at Oak Ridge National Lab, reflects on his experience during My Brothers Keeper Week at the National Labs.

March 11, 2016
Radiobiologist Matt Coleman displays a device like the medical diagnosis instrument he helped develop for NASA for use in deep space. | Photo by  Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
Scientist Helps NASA Develop Medical Device

On a journey to Mars, future astronauts may use this device to get medical checkups.

March 10, 2016
Rocket Scientist Annie Easley is our second woman in STEM #ThrowbackThursday for 2016. | Illustration by <a href="/node/1332956/">Carly Wilkins, Energy Department</a>.
Five Fast Facts about Rocket Scientist Annie Easley

Annie Easley's work on the Centaur helped move NASA's space program further into orbit. She is the second woman in STEM we're highlighting during Women's History Month.

March 9, 2016
Star trails take shape around Kitt Peak National Observatory in this long-exposure image. The 4-meter Mayall telescope building, at right, now houses Mosaic-3, a new infrared camera built by a collaboration that includes Berkeley Lab scientists. | Photo credit: P. Marenfeld and NOAO/AURA/NSF.
New Galaxy-Hunting Sky Camera Sees Redder Better

Berkeley Lab built an infrared camera to study outer space billions of light-years away at wavelengths too red for humans to see.

March 7, 2016
UV light shines through a sample of transparent material containing quantum dots, tiny nanoparticles that can be used to harness solar energy for electricity. | Photo courtesy of LANL.
Turning Windows into Solar Panels

National Labs are taking a fresh approach to solar power by harnessing the power of quantum dots.