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June 19, 2014
Life With Energy

Students will describe ways in which technology affects the environment, both negatively and positively, and identify different forms of energy and their advantages/disadvantages. They will also determine the benefits as well as the environmental harms of using energy to improve our quality of life.

June 16, 2014
What How Energy Works topic should we cover next? <a href="/node/919166">Vote now</a> using our interactive voting tool. | Graphic by Sarah Gerrity, Energy Department.
How Energy Works: Explaining Game-Changing Energy Technologies

Introducing How Energy Works: a new series that breaks down the inner working of innovative technologies key to driving the Energy Department's mission forward.

June 13, 2014
Ohio State University Races to the Finish as the Winner of EcoCAR 2

After three years of intense competition, the team from Ohio State University takes first place in EcoCAR 2 for its energy-efficient, consumer-ready alternative fuel vehicle design.

June 12, 2014
Video: Future STEM Leaders Compete in the National Science Bowl

Follow four students from Washington, D.C.'s Woodrow Wilson High School as they prepare for and compete in the 2014 National Science Bowl.

June 6, 2014
Engaging Spanish Speakers on Energy Literacy: Conocimiento de Energía

Conocimiento de Energía, the Spanish version of our Energy Literacy Framework, provides the nation's educators with resources to teach important energy concepts to students.

May 30, 2014
Students participate in the Junior Solar Sprint and Hydrogen Fuel Cell Car Competition in Littleton, Colorado in 2011. The Energy Department supports competitions and activities that encourage students to get more involved in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). | Photo by Dennis Schroeder, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Educated and Equipped: Motivating Today’s Youth to Become Tomorrow’s Clean Energy Leaders

Ensuring students know the basics in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) is one of the keys to moving our clean energy economy forward.

May 27, 2014
A work crew installs a turbine at National Renewable Energy Laboratory's Wind Technology Center in Colorado. The Advanced Technological Education program aims to strengthen and increase opportunities for clean energy-related training at community colleges throughout the country. | Photo by Dennis Schroeder, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Educated and Equipped: Community Colleges Providing Technical Training for America’s Future Scientists and Engineers

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.

May 8, 2014
Workers install photovoltaic modules on top of a parking structure at National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colorado. The Energy Department has several training resources for energy and manufacturing workers. | Photo by Dennis Schroeder, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Educated and Equipped: Energy & Manufacturing Training

A well-trained workforce is essential to moving the nation’s clean energy economy forward. Find out how one program is making a big impact in providing energy and manufacturing workers the skills they need to solve the energy challenges of tomorrow.

May 8, 2014
Pennsylvania State University was crowned the winner of the Energy Department's inaugural Collegiate Wind Competition. The team designed a small-scale wind turbine that can be easily deployed to provide power in emergency and/or remote power situations.
Pennsylvania State University Wins Big In Las Vegas: Energy Department Crowns Collegiate Wind Competition Champion

Announcing the winner of the Energy Department's first ever Collegiate Wind Competition.