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Welcome to Girls of Energy!  This is a place to learn about some amazing scientists at the US Department of Energy doing exciting things and solving some pretty big challenges.  We invite you to explore these pages, watch some cool videos, and download some fun activities.  We hope to inspire you through the stories of these exceptional women who are conquering today’s energy challenges.  Go ahead, explore and try it out.  You could be the one to make the next big scientific discovery to help all of humanity.

Girls of Energy Challenges

Power Sources Challenge Video
We have energy challenges that require us to think cleverly about power sources we use now and also count on in the future.
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Energy Efficiency Challenge Video
We have energy challenges that require us to think cleverly about power sources we use now and also count on in the future.
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Safety and Security Challenge Video
Safety and security are always top priorities for our teams who constantly look for ways to protect us and our loved ones.
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Innovative Technologies Challenge Video
We have energy challenges that require us to expand on existing technologies.
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Girls of Energy Lessons and Activities

What is plasma? When you think of plasma, where do you think you can find it? How does plasma relate to energy? How cool would it be if you could make your own plasma ball from the comfort of your home or school?
Power Sources - Plasma Ball 
 

What if we could harness the power of the Sun for energy here on Earth? What would it take to accomplish this feat? Is it possible?  In order to understand a little more about fusion energy, you will learn about the atom and how reactions at the atomic level produce energy.
Power Sources - Fusion Physics 

 

When you look at a circuit board, what do you see? What makes the wires attach to the board and all of the electronic pieces attach to each other?  This lesson will concentrate on circuits and the chemical content in solder.  How is the Department of Energy leading the way for a greener future for all?  
Energy Efficiency 


The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is using computing to tackle national challenges such as safe nuclear energy systems and running simulations.  Learn how supercomputers help keep us safe.
Safety and Security 


Learn how two engineers at the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory came up with their design for the Smartphone Microscope.
Innovative Technologies