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June 26, 2015
Deputy Secretary Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall speaks at her swearing-in ceremony. | Energy Department Photo.
Deputy Secretary Sherwood-Randall Joins Our Women @ Energy Series

Deputy Secretary Sherwood-Randall joins our Women @ Energy series -- which now has over 250 profiles of inspiring women at the Department of Energy.

May 1, 2014
Celebrating Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month at the Energy Department
DOE employees and members of the general public were invited to celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month on May 15, 2014.
April 15, 2014
Participants in 2012 Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day got an exercise session hosted by the staff of the Forrestal Occupational Health Organization.
Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day - Thursday, April 24

Department of Energy is proud to participate in Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day on Thursday, April 24. Join us at Forrestal for a welcome...

February 10, 2014
Deploying Federal Talent to Build the Future STEM Workforce
Over 30 organizations and 100 federal employees braved icy rain to attend the First Annual Interagency STEM Volunteer Fair on February 11, 2014.
January 17, 2014
Giving Back Through Our Talented STEM Professionals
In recognition of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the National Day of Service, the Department of Energy’s Office of Economic Impact...
April 3, 2013
2013 Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month Resources and Theme
Save the date for the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Family Day at the Smithsonian! This year it will be at the National Museum of American His
February 19, 2013
Director Dot Harris presents Chris Smith, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary and Acting Assistant Secretary of Fossil Energy, with a professional achievement award at the Black Engineer of the Year Awards conference this February. Photo Credit: Nancy Jo Brown/106FOTO
Fossil Energy Acting Assistant Secretary Recognized at Black Engineer of the Year Awards

Earlier this month, I joined Chris Smith, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary and Acting Assistant Secretary of Fossil Energy, on stage in...

February 1, 2013
U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu during an online town hall to discuss President Obama's clean energy and innovation agenda on January 11, 2011. | Photo by Charles Watkins, Contractor, Energy Department
Letter from Secretary Steven Chu to Energy Department Employees

Secretary Chu highlights progress on clean energy; announces decision not to serve a second term.

January 15, 2013
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Join the STEM and Mentoring Interagency Open House Friday, January 18, in Washington DC

In honor of National Mentoring Month and the 57th Presidential Inauguration, the Departments of Energy, Transportation, Labor, Education, National...

October 4, 2012
Dr. Stanley Atcitty, left, and Dr. Imre Gyuk, right, at the Smithsonian, following the 2012 PECASE awards ceremony. | Photo courtesy of the Energy Department's Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability.
Meet Dr. Stanley Atcitty, PECASE Winner and DOE Researcher

Dr. Stanley Atcitty speaks with Dr. Imre Gyuk about about his experiences in the Navajo community, the impact of power electronics on the nation’s...

October 1, 2012
Dr. James R. Schlesinger, the first Secretary of Energy, unveils the signplate at the Energy Department's temporary headquarters on October 1, 1977.
DOE at Day One

In the 35 years since the Energy Department first opened its doors, our mission still remains: ensuring the nation’s security and prosperity by...

August 15, 2012
Karl Fraiser, a member of the Savannah River Special Emphasis Planning Committee, meets with Dot Harris at the site’s Women’s Equality Day Celebration. | Photo by Rob Davis, Savannah River Site.
Leveling the Playing Field for Women: Work at the Energy Department

The many talented Energy Department women work every day to lead the Department’s critical missions, serve our country, and act as models for the...

July 5, 2012
Secretary Chu visits Delaware State University to commemorate the school's efforts with the Better Buildings Initiative.
A Minority Serving Institution Leads the Way in Better Buildings

Delaware State University joins President Obama's Better Buildings Initiative.

May 29, 2012
The American flag flying over the Veterans Memorial in San Jose. | Courtesy of Flickr user <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/harshlight/3235468239/">HarshLight</a>, Creative Commons.
Energy Department Launches Veterans Mentoring Program

The Energy Department celebrates Memorial Day and launches the Veterans Mentoring Program.

April 17, 2012
DOE Ups the Ante for Diversity and Inclusion at the Department of Energy
“We will treat our people as our greatest asset.” This phrase is not only one of DOE’s management principles, but it is also the rock behind our new D
April 11, 2012
The Energy Department's Dr. Karina Edmonds and Erin Pierce talk to thousands as part of the Women in STEM Tweet Up on March 22, 2012. | Photo credit: Quentin Kruger | Energy Department file photo
Let's Keep Talking: Women in STEM Tweet Up

We recently held a Tweet Up about women in in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). During the event, experts in STEM wrote...

March 22, 2012
Join the Conversation – Get on #STEM on Twitter.com at 2:30ET Today
Join our Tweet Up on Women in STEM (that’s science, technology, engineering, and mathematics)
March 15, 2012
Join us for a conversation about women in science, technology, engineering, and Math (STEM) on Twitter on Thursday, March 22 at 2:30pm EDT by following the hashtag #STEM.
Got Questions about Women in Science, Tech, Engineering, or Math (STEM)? Tweet us!

Join us for a conversation about women in STEM on Twitter on Thursday, March 22 at 2:30pm EDT by following the hashtag #STEM. You'll be able to to...

February 27, 2012
Associate Deputy Secretary Williams at the Black Engineer of the Year Conference, joined by Dean Deloach of Morgan State University, Malika Hobbs with the National Nuclear Security Administration and Annie Whatley of the Office of Economic Impact and Diversity. | Office of Economic Impact and Diversity file photo.
Diversity -- Recruiting the Best and the Brightest

Associate Deputy Secretary Mel Williams visits the Black Engineer of the Year STEM conference, one of many national groups advancing diversity in...

February 14, 2012
What Would the President's Proposed 2013 Budget Mean to the Energy Department?

Secretary Chu details President Barack Obama's $27.2 billion fiscal year 2013 budget request for the Department of Energy.

January 19, 2012
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Honoring the Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

Employees across the Department honored Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Tuesday, saluting the civil rights legend during a lively ceremony at...

December 15, 2011
The Startup America Policy Challenge wants your ideas on how we can accelerate innovation in clean energy and position the United States to lead in this critical sector. | Photo Courtesy of JBEI.
Startup America Policy Challenge: Clean Energy

America’s entrepreneurs are on the front lines of the global clean energy race, and the Department of Energy and the Administration want to hear...

December 12, 2011
Secretary Chu speaks at the Workforce Diversity and Inclusion Town Hall  on December 6, 2011. | Energy Department file photo.
Diversity Town Hall Draws a Crowd at the Energy Department

“For our own good, we want as wide of a talent pool as we can get,” Secretary Steven Chu said in his remarks to employees. “[Diversity] is a good...

November 16, 2011
A display for Native American Heritage Month in the Forrestal headquarters lobby.
Celebrating National Native American Heritage Month at the Department of Energy

We celebrate Native American Heritage Month to honor Native Americans, their rich heritage, and their present accomplishments. Native Americans are...

August 24, 2011
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Engaging Hispanic Leadership in the Federal Government

"Hispanics United in Strengthening  America," this year's theme for the National Organization for Mexican American Rights, Inc. (NOMAR) Training...