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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.

April 4, 2014
We're Data Jammin': Building Interactive Educational Materials to Teach Energy

In a digital world of mobile apps, internet games, and social media, teachers can find it difficult to keep students focused - especially on the importance of energy in their daily lives. To help address this issue, the Energy Department hosted a data jam last week that brought together developers, educators, and energy experts to find ways to improve the energy literacy of students throughout the country. Read this recap and view photos of the event.

April 4, 2014
On Feb. 18, 2014, Argonne hosted its 19th annual regional Rube Goldberg Machine Contest at the Chicago Children's Museum. This year, the competition called on teams to build a complex machine that took at least 20 steps to zip a zipper. Pictured here are students from Reavis High School of Burbank, Illinois, who defeated nine other teams in the contest with their Super Mario-themed Rube Goldberg machine.

By winning Argonne's contest, these students will compete in the National High School Rube Goldberg Machine Championship this weekend, on Saturday, April 5, at Waukesha Country Technical College in Pewaukee, Wisconsin. <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/argonne/sets/72157642213177065#" target="_blank">View more photos from the competition here<a/>. | Photo courtesy of Argonne National Laboratory.
Photo of the Week: Power Up! Twenty Steps to Zip a Zipper

Check out our favorite energy-related photos!

April 3, 2014
Slideshow: Building a Better Future One Robot at a Time

High school students are incorporating cutting-edge manufacturing techniques into robots, while pushing the boundaries of research forward.

April 1, 2014
Women in STEM jobs earn 33 percent more than those in non-STEM occupations and experience a smaller wage gap relative to men.
The STEM Promise: Opportunities for Economic Empowerment. Join the Conversation on April 8.

To learn more about the potential of STEM careers to ease the gender pay gap and pathways into STEM careers for entry-level opportunities, the YWCA and the Department of Energy are teaming up to host a panel and Tweet Up on The STEM Promise: Opportunities for Economic Empowerment. On April 8, 2014, from 3-4pm EST, follow along on #STEMEqualPay to join the conversation.

March 27, 2014
History of Women at the Energy Department

Highlighting the work of women trailblazers at the Energy Department.

March 12, 2014
The Better Buildings Case Competition challenges the next generation of engineers, entrepreneurs and policymakers to devise actionable ways to cut energy waste and improve commercial building efficiency. Last year, Yale's team (pictured here) won best proposal for their solution on how the federal government could meet energy-savings goals in government buildings across the United States. | Photo courtesy of the Energy Department.
Tapping University Students for Energy Efficiency Business Solutions

Learn how university students are developing energy efficiency solutions that private-sector organizations and state and local governments can replicate.