The STEM Mentoring Café, hosted by the U.S. Department of Education, took place on May 19, 2014 from 4:30pm-6:00pm. Thirty female STEM professionals from 16 different government agencies arrived with their tools of their trade, ready to interact with eighteen teachers and thirty-eight 5-8 grade students to share their passion for their STEM careers. The participants assimilated quickly to the speed-dating format, with STEM professionals moving from table to table, enabling students and teachers to ask questions and learn about STEM professions during each roundtable discussion.
As college graduation season draws near, so too does EcoCAR 2, the Energy Department competition that challenges the next generation of engineers and scientists to reduce the environmental impact of a Chevrolet Malibu without compromising performance, safety and consumer acceptability. Meet five of the 15 teams.
The National Geothermal Data System is online open-source platform that facilitates the discovery and use of geothermal data. It will help address one of the greatest barriers to development and deployment of this promising clean energy source.
Interested in working in clean energy and advanced manufacturing? Learn about the Advanced Technological Education program, which aims to strengthen and increase opportunities for career technical training at community colleges throughout the country.
Next month, 15 university teams facing off in EcoCAR 2 will reach the home stretch of the race. A two part contest will determine which team is crowned winners of the Energy Department’s latest advanced vehicle technology competition. Meet five of the teams and learn about their unique approaches to building innovative vehicles on the cutting edge of clean transportation.
The third meeting of the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board (SEAB) was held in Washington, DC. SEAB members heard opening remarks by Secretary Moniz and the Co-Chairs John Deutch and Persis Drell. The first agenda item was discussion and adoption of the final report of the Hubs+ Task Force. The second agenda item was discussion and adoption of the FracFocus 2.0 Task Force. The members were updated by other task force chairs on their respective activities. The members also received a briefing on the Department of Energy Loan Programs Office from Director Peter Davidson.