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March 22, 2012
Join the Conversation – Get on #STEM on Twitter.com 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.

March 13, 2012
Domestic oil production has climbed every year since President Obama took office, and our dependence on foreign oil is at its lowest level since the 1990s. | Graphic courtesy of the <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/energy/gasprices">White House</a>
The Facts on Gas Prices: Infographic

An infographic that explains President Obama's energy plan and its relationship to gas prices.

March 13, 2012
Searching for a job on <a href="http://jobs.energy.gov/">Jobs.Energy.gov</a> is now easier and more intuitive. | Image courtesy of the Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer.
Applying for Energy Department Jobs Just Got Easier

This week, we upgraded Jobs.Energy.gov to make searches easier and more intuitive.

February 28, 2012
Steven Chu, Secretary of the United States Department of Energy, holds a model of the wave disk engine at the 2011 ARPA-E Summit's Technology Showcase. | Photo by Ken Shipp.
Wondering What All the “Innovation” Buzz is About This Week?

Yesterday, the third annual ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit kicked off near Washington, D.C. The Summit’s unique combination of leaders makes this an ideal environment for developing energy solutions that will enable America to out-innovate our global competitors.

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 24, 2012
Secretary of Energy Steven Chu speaking at the 2011 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit. | Energy Department file photo.
Business, Government and Tech Leaders Give the Full Perspective

Leaders from the public and private sectors will meet in Washington, DC, next week to share ideas for solving our greatest energy challenges.

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.

January 31, 2012
Slideshow: Flipping the Switch on LED Lighting for the National Mall

Last night, Energy Secretary Steven Chu and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar ushered in a new era for energy efficiency on the National Mall when they flipped the switch on LED lights in 174 vintage Olmsted lampposts.

January 26, 2012
A Critical Step Toward Sustainable Nuclear Fuel Disposal

If we are going to ensure that the United States remains at the forefront of nuclear safety and security, non-proliferation, and nuclear energy technology we must develop an effective strategy and workable plan for the safe and secure management and disposal of used nuclear fuel and nuclear waste. That is why I asked General Scowcroft and Representative Hamilton to draw on their decades of public service and expertise to lead a distinguished panel of scientists, industry leaders, and former elected officials to conduct a comprehensive review of policies for managing the back end of the nuclear fuel cycle.