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March 10, 2014
Webinar: Hands-on Energy Literacy

As part of the Will Steger Foundation's Climate and Energy Literacy Webinar Series, this webinar will include presentations by two leading energy literacy and STEM education experts, including examples of hands-on classroom activities related to renewable energy.

February 28, 2014
 Last week, 79 Chicago-area high school students visited the Energy Department's Argonne National Lab for "Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day," an educational outreach program designed to give 8th-grade girls an opportunity to explore careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
 
While at the Lab, the girls participated in tours to explore different aspects of the Lab's work -- from learning about the organisms that live in soil to floating small objects in mid-air with an acoustic levitator. In the afternoon, the girls were given a car chassis with a motor and challenged to figure out the types of wheels and pulleys needed to build a battery operated transmission. At an engineering expo, the girls were able to learn about the inner workings of various scientific concepts -- from tornadoes to magnets and beyond. Throughout the day, the girls heard from scientists in a number of fields, including keynote speaker Joanne Manaster, a faculty lecturer in the School of Integrative Biology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 

In the photo above, two students work with an Argonne National Lab scientist to complete the "Automotive Tycoon" challenge. | Photo courtesy of Mark Lopez, Argonne National Laboratory.
Photo of the Week: Getting a Head Start for Women in STEM

Check out our favorite energy-related photos!

February 26, 2014
All-of-the-Above is Making a Difference Across America

President Obama’s plan to develop all sources of American energy is helping the U.S. fight climate change, increase energy security and create opportunities for middle class families.

February 24, 2014
President Barack Obama talks with Evan Jackson, 10, Alec Jackson, 8, and Caleb Robinson, 8, from McDonough, Ga., while looking at exhibits at the White House Science Fair in the State Dining Room, April 22, 2013. The sports-loving grade-schoolers created a new product concept to keep athletes cool and helps players maintain safe body temperatures on the field. | Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy.
We the Geeks: Celebrating Black History Month

Join the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy for a Google+ Hangout celebrating Black History Month.

February 13, 2014
Solar Decathlon 2015: Let the Competition Begin

We're officially kicking off Solar Decathlon 2015 with the announcement of 20 new collegiate teams. Find out who will compete!

February 11, 2014
Video: Honoring Science that Matters with the Enrico Fermi Award

Learn more about 2013 Enrico Fermi Award winners Dr. Allen Bard and Dr. Andy Sessler and their contributions to science, technology and human rights.

February 10, 2014
The 2013 Fermi Award
January 31, 2014
To encourage the growth of women in STEM careers, a group of girls in the eighth grade were invited to learn about career opportunities in science and engineering during the annual Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day at Argonne National Lab. | Photo courtesy of Argonne National Laboratory.
STEM Education: Preparing Students to Succeed

As the President mentioned in his State of the Union address this week, we must prepare students with the skills necessary to succeed in the new economy -- especially skills in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

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.