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June 17, 2019
Recipients of the Sandia Women’s Connection Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Math met Associate Labs Director Dori Ellis (right) during the awards ceremony at the California site.
Sandia California Mentors High School Girls in Math, Science
The Sandia Women’s Connection last month recognized the academic achievements of 35 girls from area high schools at its annual Math and Science Awards
June 11, 2019
Volunteers at the EM Hanford Site are reaching out to female students to promote the importance of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
Hanford Volunteers Connect Young Women With STEM Careers
Volunteers at the EM Hanford Site are reaching out to female students to promote the importance of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
June 10, 2019
Members of Los Alamos National Laboratory’s ChemCam Engineering Operations team. From left to right: Suzi Montano, Adriana Reyes-Newell, Roberta Beal, Lisa Danielson, Nina Lanza, and Cindy Little.
All-woman Team Commands Rock-zapping Laser on Mars
The team is responsible for sending commands to the ChemCam instrument, which shoots Martian rocks with a laser to determine their chemical make-up
May 30, 2019
Idaho National Lab RADIOCHEMISTRY
U.S. Joins International Clean Energy Education and Empowerment Women's Leadership Effort
The U.S. is now a signatory to the International Clean Energy Education and Empowerment (C3E) Technology Collaboration Program.
May 28, 2019
On May 4, 56 Latina middle school students came to Fermilab for the fourth Dare to Dream STEM conference hosted at the laboratory.
In photos: Middle schoolers visit Fermilab Latina STEM conference
On May 4, 56 Latina middle school students came to Fermilab for the fourth Dare to Dream STEM conference hosted at the laboratory.
May 23, 2019
Xie, a native of southern China and a legal permanent resident of the United States, earned her doctorate in nuclear engineering at the Ohio State University and a bachelor’s degree in nuclear engineering at University of Science and Technology of China.
Ohio State Graduate Conducting Metallic Fuel Research at INL
Xie, a native of southern China and a legal permanent resident of the United States, earned her doctorate in nuclear engineering at the Ohio State.
April 5, 2018
Calutron girls illustration
Five Fast Facts About the "Calutron Girls"
The "Calutron Girls" are the final women of the Manhattan Project we're celebrating this year.
March 29, 2018
Illustration of Floy Agnes Lee, a researcher in Los Alamos during the Manhattan Project.
Five Fast Facts About Floy Agnes Lee
The fourth woman from the Manhattan Project we're highlighting this Women's History Month is Floy Agnes Lee.
March 22, 2018
Illustration of scientist Irene Joliot-Curie, who's work greatly influenced the Manhattan Project.
Five Fast Facts About Irène Joliot-Curie
The third woman whose work helped the Manhattan Project that we're highlighting this month is Irène Joliot-Curie.
March 15, 2018
Illustration of Blanche Lawrence, a technician at the Met Lab during the Manhattan Project
Five Fast Facts About Blanche J. Lawrence
The second woman from the Manhattan Project we're highlighting this month is Blanche J. Lawrence.
March 8, 2018
Illustration of Dr. Lilli Horning, a chemist at Los Alamos during the Manhattan Project
Five Fast Facts About Dr. Lilli Hornig
The first woman from the Manhattan Project we're highlighting this Women's History Month is Lilli Hornig.
March 7, 2018
Y-12 Photo vintage
How Women Helped Build the Atomic Bomb
This Women's History Month, we're showcasing the broad spectrum of women who contributed to the Manhattan Project.
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 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.
October 18, 2017
Two girl scouts take pictures with our "girls of energy" instagram boxes
Energy Visits G.I.R.L. 2017
A re-cap of the Department of Energy's visit to G.I.R.L. 2017 in Ohio.
March 30, 2017
Nora Stanton Blatch Barney was the first American woman to become a civil engineer in 1905 and granddaughter of a women’s rights icon. | Graphic by <a href="/node/2349957">Cort Kreer</a>.
Five Fast Facts about Nora Stanton Blatch Barney
Nora Stanton Blatch Barney was the first American woman to become a civil engineer in 1905 and granddaughter of a women’s rights icon.
March 23, 2017
Dr. Ruby Hirose was a Japanese-American researcher whose research helped lead to vaccines against polio and other diseases. Graphic by <a href="/node/2349957">Cort Kreer</a>.
Five Fast Facts about Dr. Ruby Hirose

Dr. Ruby Hirose was a Japanese-American researcher whose research helped lead to vaccines against polio and other diseases.

March 16, 2017
Barbara McClintock was a pioneer in the field of cytogenetics and became the first woman to win a solo Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. Graphic by <a href="/node/2349957">Cort Kreer</a>.
Five Fast Facts About Barbara McClintock

Barbara McClintock was a pioneer in the field of cytogenetics, the study of the structure and function of cells.

March 9, 2017
Dr. Evelyn Boyd Granville was the second African-American women to earn a Ph.D. in mathematics and helped in America's early space missions. | Illustration by <a href="/node/2349957">Cort Kreer</>.
Five Fast Facts About Evelyn Boyd Granville

Dr. Evelyn Boyd Granville was the second African-American woman to earn a Ph.D. in mathematics and worked on early U.S. space missions.

March 2, 2017
Hedy Lamarr was a well-known actress in the 1930s and 40s, but she also invented "frequency hopping" -- the basis for wireless technology today. | Illustration by <a href="/node/2349957">Cort Kreer</a>.
Five Fast Facts about Actress and Inventor Hedy Lamarr

The first woman in STEM we're highlighting this Women's History Month is actress and inventor, Hedy Lamarr.

January 10, 2017
Investing in Our Future by Empowering Women and Girls in STEM
Deputy Secretary Liz Sherwood-Randall talks about the importance of encouraging women and girls in STEM for a brighter future.
December 22, 2016
The first offshore wind farm in the U.S. opened off the coast of Rhode Island this year. | Photo courtesy of Dennis Schroeder, National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
This Year @ Energy

What you clicked, liked, loved and shared in 2016.

November 4, 2016
A Day in the Life of an Engineering Physicist at Fermilab

Meet Linda Bagby, an engineering physicist at Fermilab.

May 27, 2016
Secretary Moniz sits with Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans & Atmosphere and NOAA Administrator Dr. Kathy Sullivan (center) and Energy Department Senior Advisor Melanie Kenderdine (right) at the White House Leadership Summit on Women, Climate and Energy. | Photo by Sarah Gerrity, Department of Energy.
Gathering All Our Talents to Revolutionize Clean Energy

Secretary Moniz talked to us about why it's important to encourage women across the world to study clean energy in advance of the Clean Energy...

May 19, 2016
Dr. Tammy Dickinson, Principal Assistant Director for Environment and Energy at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, takes a break to look out over Yosemite National Park. | Photo courtesy of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.
10 Questions with Geologist Tammy Dickinson

Dr. Tammy Dickinson, Director for Environment and Energy at the White House, answers questions about having an asteroid named after her, the...