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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.

April 30, 2014
Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel Poneman, center, talks with students at Duke University on April 21, 2014. | Photo courtesy of Duke University.
America's Students Hold Answers to Our Biggest Energy Challenges

Students and communities across the country are working to develop solutions to the biggest energy challenges we face, including climate change.

April 30, 2014
Photo courtesy of the Alliance to Save Energy.
Needed And Wanted: Women Leaders To Help Create A New Energy World Order

Guest post on the need for women leaders from Kateria Callahan, president of the Alliance to Save Energy.

April 23, 2014
The Energy Department has several free resources that help educators teach students about clean energy including (clockwise, from top left) the <a href="http://energy.gov/eere/education/downloads/get-free-copy-energy-literacy-framework">Energy Literacy Framework</a>,  the <em>Get Current</em> <a href="http://www1.eere.energy.gov/education/pdfs/coloringbook_2010.pdf">Coloring Book</a>, <a href="http://www1.eere.energy.gov/education/pdfs/activitybook_2010.pdf">Energy Awareness Activity Book</a>, and <a href="http://www1.eere.energy.gov/education/pdfs/energyactionlist.pdf">Energy Action Checklist</a>.
USA Science and Engineering Festival: Inspiring and Educating the Clean Energy Workforce of Tomorrow

The Energy Department is helping the nation's future STEM workforce (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) explore energy literacy at the USA Science and Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C. Learn more about the event and how you can participate.