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August 14, 2014
Inspiration from Environmental Educators and Youth at the White House

I had the distinct honor of being present at the White House for the announcement of the winners of the annual Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators and President’s Environmental Youth Award. These awards recognize outstanding student leaders in environmental stewardship and K-12 teachers employing innovative approaches to environmental education in their schools

August 5, 2014
The author, pictured outside the Department of Energy's headquarters in Washington, D.C. | Photo by <a href="/node/379579">Sarah Gerrity</a>, Energy Department.
How I Energized My Summer: An Intern’s Inside Look at the Department of Energy

An Energy Department intern shares her story -- and gives advice to other students who may not have realized that the agency offers opportunities for any type of college major.

July 17, 2014
#WomenInSTEM: A Physicist Focuses on Scientific Advancement

Our latest #WomenInSTEM highlights the work of Angela Capece -- a physicist at Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory.

July 17, 2014
Build a Pizza Box Solar Oven

Check out this staightforward lesson, that can be adapted for all grade levels, on how to build a solar oven.

July 17, 2014
Alternative Fuels Used in Transportation (5 Activities)

Gasoline is the most commonly used fuel for transportation; however, there are multiple alternative fuels that are making their way to the market. These alternative fuels include propane, natural gas, electric hybrids, hydrogen fuel cells, and bio-diesel. Students will probably have heard of some of these alternative fuels, but they may not understand how and why they are better then ordinary gasoline.

July 16, 2014
Energy From the Sun (10 activities)

Hands-on explorations to teach intermediate students the scientific concepts of solar energy.

July 16, 2014
The Sun and Its Energy (11 activities)

Hands-on investigations and explorations to introduce primary students to the basic concepts of solar energy.

July 16, 2014
Wonders of the Sun (8 activities)

Hands-on explorations that introduce scientific concepts of solar energy to elementary students.

July 16, 2014
Many fields of study can lead to a career in the bioenergy industry.
Educated and Equipped: Jump-Start Your Career in the Bioenergy Industry

Are you a recent college graduate looking to jump-start your career? Whether you majored in engineering or English, science or political science, business or biology, there are numerous opportunities to use your skills and education in the emerging bioenergy industry.

July 15, 2014
Water and Energy (18 activities)

An inquiry-based curriculum that introduces students to the properties of water and using water as an energy source with the following activities