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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 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 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 4, 2016
Students tour the National Energy Technology Lab (NETL) as part of My Brother's Keeper Week at the Labs. | Photo courtesy of NETL.
Scientists Inspiring Kids: Students visit our National Labs

Through My Brother's Keeper, the next generation of scientists got a glimpse of what it's like to work at a National Lab this week.

March 3, 2016
Astronaut Mae Jemison is our first woman in STEM #ThrowbackThursday for 2016. | Illustration by <a href="/node/1332956/">Carly Wilkins, Energy Department</a>.
Five Fast Facts about Astronaut Mae Jemison

Mae Jemison is a dancer, a medical doctor, an astronaut and the first woman in STEM we're highlighting during Women's History Month.

March 1, 2016
Celebrating the History of Women in STEM

This Women's History Month, the Energy Department is highlighting the important STEM contributions of women of color. Be sure to follow along on Instagram.

February 29, 2016
A student from from Chicago's Laura S. Ward STEM School learns to use computational thinking during <a href="http://www.anl.gov/articles/inspiring-next-generation-computational-thinkers">My Brother's Keeper's visit to Argonne National Lab.</a> | Photo Courtesy of Argonne National Lab.
Bringing Students to STEM with My Brother's Keeper

The Energy Department National Labs are partnering with the President's My Brother's Keeper Initiative to bring students to the labs and give them a first-hand look at science and innovation.

February 24, 2016
Hands on learning in science and technology gave 90 school kids and their teachers from Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. a first-hand look at STEM careers in February. Here, Carrie Seltzer, a research scientist and program manager at the National Geographic Society, encourages students to explore biodiversity. The D.C. STEM Mentoring Café was held on February 8 at the National Geographic Museum. Source: National Geographic/Winn Brewer/Allison Taylor
National Geographic Hosts the Energy Department's STEM Mentoring Café for Students

What will motivate America’s youth to reach for high-demand jobs in growing industry sectors? By sharing the excitement of cutting-edge careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), professionals are helping dreams take shape for these young people. The Energy Department – in collaboration with public and private partners – sponsors a fun, interactive initiative called the STEM Mentoring Café to expose students to STEM careers.

February 10, 2016
Tori Hawn, communications manager for the Colorado State University team, is showing two of the middle schoolers at Education Day how to put together a regenerative braking kit. Regenerative braking is used in hybrid electric vehicles to capture and reuse energy from the brakes that would be otherwise lost.
EcoCAR 3 Students Learn and Teach at Winter Workshop

Last week, EcoCAR 3 students attended the Year Two Winter Workshop held at EcoCAR sponsor NXP’s headquarters in Austin, Texas. As the most recent Energy Department Advanced Vehicle Technology Competition series, EcoCAR 3 is challenging 16 North American university teams to redesign a Chevrolet Camaro to reduce its environmental impact, while maintaining its performance.

January 7, 2016
Carbon capture is an important part of the Energy Department's Fossil Energy research and development efforts, but it can be hard to understand. This infographic breaks it down for you. | Infographic by <a href="/node/1332956">Carly Wilkins</a>, Energy Department.
INFOGRAPHIC: Carbon Capture 101

Carbon capture is an important part of the Energy Department's Fossil Energy research and development efforts, but how does it work? This infographic breaks it down for you.