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June 19, 2018
Ramprashad (“Ram”) Prabhakaran and the seventh-grade students discussed economics and career planning.
Why We Need STEM Ambassador Fellows
STEM Ambassadors translated their work into interactive, hands-on displays for the public to excite kids about their work.
June 13, 2018
Daniel Cacace Brookhaven National Laboratory
Meet Daniel Cacace: Designer of Subsystems for sPHENIX Detector
Read Daniel's story of how he went from intern at DOE to employee, following his STEM dreams.
June 11, 2018
Girls Blazing a Way for a Future in Computer Programming
The Cybercore Integration Center at Idaho National Laboratory announces the successful completion of a pilot of the “Girls Who Code” club.
May 31, 2018
LLNL routinely conducts STEM outreach opportunities.
Teaching in California? Sign up Today for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s Teacher Research Academy Courses
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory offers six summer workshop topics for middle school, high school, and community college teachers. Get the info.
May 31, 2018
Peter Meidl, ORISE research participant in the Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship program at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, studied fungal symbiosis of poplar trees in an effort to improve biofuel production.
Strengthening the STEM Workforce - A Perspective From ORISE
Dr. William (Jim) Vosburg has served as director of ORISE since 2016. How did they produce more than 70,000 research participation alumni? Find out.
May 30, 2018
Summer interns take a tour of the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Light Source (SSRL) at SLAC.
The Many Paths to STEM
What drew Chi-Chang Kao, Director of SLAC, into STEM? Read on to find out.
May 29, 2018
Area high school students prepare a robot for testing in the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant underground in early May, prior to an international robotics competition.
WIPP Becomes Testing Ground for Robot Created by Students
WIPP Becomes Testing Ground for Robot Created by Students
May 29, 2018
Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management employees listen and give tips to third-graders presenting their “Schools around the World” project.
EM Helps Oak Ridge Schools Take Next Steps in STEM Education
EM Helps Oak Ridge Schools Take Next Steps in STEM Education
May 29, 2018
She’s been inside a nuclear power plant, written intelligence for policy-makers, and briefed the Secretary of Energy. She’s also a vocal advocate for women and minorities to pursue careers in STEM.
Meet J'Tia
She’s been inside a nuclear power plant, written intelligence for policy-makers, and briefed the Secretary of Energy. Meet Dr. J'Tia Hart.
May 24, 2018
A participant at NETL's Daughters and Sons to Work Day
In STEM, Inspiration Can Come from Anywhere
Dr. Sean Plasynski, Acting Director at NETL, shares how winter morning bus rides shaped his STEM career.
May 24, 2018
Felix Vazquez-Guemarez
Community, Mission, and Challenge: Why Felix Chooses the Department of Energy
Felix Vazquez-Guemarez served as a Minority Educational Institution Student Partnership Program four times. Now he's with DOE: read his story.
May 21, 2018
Brookhaven Elementary School Science Fair First Place Winners
Winning Projects at Brookhaven Lab's 2018 Elementary School Science Fair
Celebrate the winners of the elementary school science fair, hosted by Brookhaven National Laboratory this May.
May 15, 2018
Colgate undergraduates group photo
Undergraduate students get to talk nuclear stockpile with the experts
A group of students recently traveled to NNSA headquarters to talk to experts about science-based stockpile stewardship and nuclear policy 
May 7, 2018
Students from Gallup, NM participate in STEM activities during the Dream Catchers Science Program.
Championing Diversity in STEM
Dr. Steve Younger, Director of Sandia National Laboratories, lays out the reasons STEM is critical to the success of Sandia's mission.
May 4, 2018
ORNL launches STEM internship program for Anderson, Roane County students
High school students in Anderson and Roane counties are invited to apply for a new summer internship program at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
May 4, 2018
Local Youth Receive Nearly $660K for Higher Education
Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund awards help send area seniors off to college with an extra boost. The winners had strong leadership & grades.
April 30, 2018
Brielle Bittner, Third Grader
A Third Grader Gets Hooked on STEM Through Gaming
Interest in computer games can spur kids to push the boundaries of artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and life simulation.
April 30, 2018
Researcher Kevin Beyer explained the nuances of Argonne’s Advanced Photon Source to two Aqsa students. Along with 14 other schools, the Aqsa students took part in Argonne’s Exemplary Student Research Program in February. (Image by Argonne National Laborat
Argonne’s Exemplary Student Research Program Inspires Girls to Join the Sciences
“I repeatedly see students gain confidence and feel empowered. They are building a special connection to the Argonne research community.”
April 27, 2018
2017 Visiting Faculty Program student Ariana Alvarez from Texas A&M University
STEM: An Integral Part of Ames Laboratory’s Mission
Director of Ames National Laboratory Dr. Adam Schwartz shares highlights of the STEM outreach programs at his Lab and Iowa State students involved.
April 25, 2018
2017 national science bowl
5 Things to Know About National Science Bowl
A few facts about America's top science competitions for middle and high school students.
April 25, 2018
“Nancy Nano” creator Tracy Mattox
Researcher Creates ‘Nancy Nano’ as a Cartoon Ambassador for Nanoscience Education
A Lawrence Berkeley National Lab researcher, Tracy Mattox, authored an e-book series featuring “Nancy Nano,” a cartoon nanoparticle.
April 24, 2018
Students at an INL STEM Event (Nuclear Science Week)
Students Learn Through Hands-On STEM Activities
Idaho National Lab partnered with the Idaho Youth ChalleNGe Academy (IDYCA) at Orofino School District to conduct STEM outreach.
April 19, 2018
Science on Saturday at PPPL
Find Your World's Fair Moment
Director Hawryluk of Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory unveils the moment that captured him to pursue a career in STEM.
April 17, 2018
Brita Hampton, camp coordinator, shows the ASL sign for "camp."
Free Sign Language Science Camp at DOE National Lab Now Accepting Registrations
Free Sign Language Science Camp at Jefferson Lab Now Accepting Registration
April 6, 2018
Participants at the STEM-sation Day in Tuba City, Arizona in April 2018.
Office of Legacy Management Connects With 200 Students During STEM-sation Day
In Tuba City, Arizona, the second Navajo Nation “STEM-sation Day” this April took students through groundwater cleanup & all things STEM.