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February 23, 2018
Secretary Perry doing a science experiment with the BEAMS students.
Lighting that STEM Spark
The Director of Jefferson Lab writes about his STEM journey and why the Lab is invested in the next generation.
February 15, 2018
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75 Breakthroughs by America's National Laboratories
Secretary Rick Perry reflects on a list of 75 innovative breakthroughs that took place at one or a few of our 17 National Labs.
February 13, 2018
Virginia Tech at the EcoCar3 competition
Going for Gold: 4 Winning STEM Student Competitions in 2018
Student teams will clash at academic competitions in disciplines even more important than sports: science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM.
January 30, 2018
Sonia Alcantar Anguiano PNNL Researcher
Supporting STEM is an Investment in our Future
DOE, PNNL, and Battelle work together to support efforts that bring educators, families and communities together to energize all students in STEM.
January 23, 2018
Satellite image of Bomb Cyclone striking the northeast
January’s cold weather affects electricity generation mix in Northeast, Mid-Atlantic
How the bomb cyclone weather event in early January 2018 impacted electricity generation.
January 17, 2018
Q&A with Virginia Castro: DOE Mission to Puerto Rico
Q&A with Virginia Castro: DOE Mission to Puerto Rico
When Virginia Castro returned from temporary assignment to Puerto Rico, she brought back memories and lessons that transformed her perspective.
January 16, 2018
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5 Fast Facts About Nuclear Energy
Get up to speed on nuclear energy with these 5 fast facts.
January 8, 2018
small modular reactor
4 Key Benefits of Advanced Small Modular Reactors
Advanced small modular reactors could change the way we think about nuclear power. Here are 4 key benefits you need to know about them.
December 27, 2017
fermilab supercomputer tapes’s Top 7 Moments in 2017
Before we close out 2017, let’s take a look back at some of the big things we did on and what you liked and shared the most.
December 22, 2017
Attendees of the 4th Annual Interagency STEM Volunteer Fair
STEM Volunteer Fair: Leading the Way in Promoting Education
On December 20, federal employees were invited to meet STEM organizations at the 4th Annual Interagency STEM Volunteer Fair.
December 21, 2017
Man on power line Western Area Power Administration (WAPA)
DOE agency celebrates 40 years of service to America
Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) is celebrating 40 years of service to its customers on 12/21/17—the anniversary of its official designation.
December 19, 2017
Kids visiting NREL enjoy a 3D Wind Illustration
Inspiring the Next Generation of Scientists and Engineers—As We Were Inspired
Dr. Martin Keller, Director of the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) in Colorado, explains why STEM is critical to our country's future.
December 12, 2017
SRS Women in Nuclear Members
SRS Women in Nuclear Organization Boosts Outreach, Visibility
SRS-WIN has inspired its members to develop leadership skills, network for professional development, and provide education.
December 11, 2017
NETL school visits are just one way the Lab is fostering STEM education
STEM: The Basic Building Blocks for Inspiration and Innovation
Dr. Grace Bochenek, Director of the National Energy Technology Lab (NETL), shared her thoughts on the importance of STEM education.
December 7, 2017
Think and Work Like A Computer Scientist With the U.S. Department of Energy
December 4-10 is Computer Science Education Week. Check out some of the computer science resources at Energy.
December 5, 2017
Teachers at the C3E workshop at the Museum of Science in Boston
Deploying Clean Energy Teaching Resources at the Second Annual C3E STEM Educators’ Workshop
A summary of the teacher training event in Boston after the C3E Women's conference in November 2017.
December 1, 2017
Drawing that depicts Chicago Pile 1, the world's first reactor with a man pulling a control rod out of a reactor as another man in the background monitors.
10 Intriguing Facts About the World's First Nuclear Chain Reaction
Check out these 10 intriguing facts that you probably didn’t know about the world’s first controlled release of nuclear energy.
November 22, 2017
WAPA and Energy Department workers help bring power back to USVI
How the Energy Department is Helping to Restore Power in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands
A look at the Energy Department Department's efforts to bring power back to islands devastated by recent hurricanes.
November 21, 2017
Photo of a digital thermostat with a hand adjusting the temperature.
Updated Energy Saver Guide Covers New Technologies
New English and Spanish versions of the Energy Saver Guide are now available.
November 21, 2017
Western Area Power Administration power lines in Colorado
GridEx IV: Government and Industry Exercise Together to Improve the Response to Grid Security Emergencies
Grid Security Exercise – known as GridEx – is designed to test the electricity sector’s ability to respond to grid security emergencies.
November 16, 2017
NASA kilopower reactor technology
Powering Up NASA’s Human Reach for the Red Planet
Learn how the Energy Department is helping power NASA's future space missions.
November 16, 2017
Clusters of high-impact infrastructure assets in New Orleans
Strengthening Community Resilience in New Orleans
An article on the Grid Analysis and Design for Energy and Infrastructure Resiliency for New Orleans project.
November 14, 2017
STEM at Savannah River National Lab
At Savannah River National Laboratory, "We Put Science to Work." Learn about the Lab’s innovative work in STEM from Director Michalske in this blog.
November 7, 2017
Mentoring Café Gives Middle Schoolers Taste of Science
More than 100 eighth-grade students from Santa Fe Indian School received mentoring from scientists at the Laboratory's first STEM Mentoring Café.
November 3, 2017
Supported by ARPA-E's MONITOR project, this methane-detecting drone can reduce costs and improve safety at natural gas facilities
How ARPA-E Tech Helped Detect Hurricane Harvey’s Hidden Hazards
After Hurricane Harvey, laser-guided drone technology funded by ARPA-E helped with recovery efforts by searching for leaking natural gas pipelines.