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January 27, 2014
3 Cleantech Facilities You Should Know About

These National Lab facilities are supporting local economies across the country and driving national industries -- and you should definitely know more about them.

January 23, 2014
Collegiate Wind Competition Set to Blow into Vegas in May

Competition aims to cultivate wind-specific interests and skills among the next generation of industry leaders, will feature 10 teams of students throughout the country who will design and construct lightweight, portable wind turbines intended to power small electronic devices.

January 15, 2014
Dr. Adam Weber oversees the work of intern Sara Kelly at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California.  Dr. Weber was recently named one of the winners of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers. | Photo by Roy Kaltschmidt, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
10 Questions for a Scientist: Dr. Adam Weber of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Dr. Adam Weber of the Energy Department’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory was recently honored for his cutting edge work to help make hydrogen fuel cells and their components more efficient and durable. Dr. Weber talks to us about what inspired him to become a scientist, why he loves Lord of the Rings, and gives some advice to future scientists.

January 14, 2014
New Energy.gov Video Series Highlights Women in STEM Fields

To tackle climate change and advance America's clean energy future, we need all hands on deck. That's why we're launching #WomeninSTEM -- a video series designed to inspire the next generation of energy leaders ready to lead our clean energy economy.

January 3, 2014
Our Best Energy Videos of 2013

Check out our best videos from 2013 -- from Secretary Moniz's first day on the job, to the rivalry between Edison and Tesla, to a visit to a solar-powered classroom.

December 24, 2013
The Energy Department's Los Alamos National Lab is tracking Santa Claus as he circles the globe the night before Christmas.
Tracking Santa With Our Eyes in the Sky

The Energy Department's Los Alamos National Lab is tracking Santa Claus as he circles the globe the night before Christmas.

December 24, 2013
Sixth graders compare emissions from a candle—invisible until they hold a mirror close to the flame and watch carbon blacken its surface. The same mirror grows steamy but clear when held up to the water vapor piping out of the tea kettle. Sharon Cosgrove, of the Energy Department’s Geothermal Technologies Office, talks with the students about energy options: burning hydrocarbons to boil water and generate steam or letting the Earth heat water naturally with geothermal energy.  | Photo courtesy of Old Mill Middle School North
Hands-On Lessons in Clean Energy

Members of the Energy Department’s Education & Workforce Development team recently visited a middle school in Maryland to teach students about renewable energy and sustainability.

December 18, 2013
In celebration of Earth Day in April, elementary school students at Churchill Road Elementary School in McLean, Virginia, learned about energy literacy by riding the Energy Department’s energy bike. The bike enabled students to pedal for power and experience the difference in physical effort necessary to power incandescent, compact fluorescent, and LED lighting.  This lesson highlighted  Energy Principle 4, which states that various sources of energy can be used to power human activities, and often this energy must be transferred from source to destination. <a href="http://www.energyliteracyprinciples.org/">Check out energyliteracyprinciples.org</a> for more Energy Literacy lessons and activities.  | <em>Photo courtesy of Churchill Road Elementary School </em>
Photo Gallery: Energy Literacy in 2013

In 2013, the Energy Education & Workforce Development team worked with schools, non-profits, and non-governmental organizations to inspire students to understand energy's role in their lives and the world. View a photo gallery of some of the highlights from the past year and read about what's ahead in 2014.