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Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, commonly known as STEM, are the essential building blocks to accomplishing the U.S. Department of Energy's mission. STEM Rising is our initiative to inspire, educate, and spark an upwards trajectory to lifelong success in STEM through sharing all of the Department's programs, resources, competitions, events, internship opportunities and more.

To take on the energy and environmental challenges of our future, to equip our nation for the jobs of the future, and to innovate and evolve, we must invest in STEM. View our STEM resources for students, teachers, and the energy workforce on this site and sign up for our monthly newsletter to keep in touch.

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Kindergarten through High School
Online resources, experiential learning, and event information for students ranging from Kindergarten to Grade 12.
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College & Continued Learning
The Department of Energy is full of learning, research and job opportunities: from entrepreneurship competitions to research at our National Labs.
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Looking for lesson plans, project ideas, and study guides? You'll find that and more on this page.
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STEM resources for people currently in the STEM workforce, including online learning, experiential learning, and grants and research opportunities.
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STEM Rising Blog

Graduate Fellow Feature: Sarah Pevey
NNSA Graduate Fellowship Program participants like Sarah Pevey have a unique opportunity within the the Nuclear Security Enterprise.
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Meet Raffaele Miceli: Using Math and Physics to Build Visualizations for Discovery Science
Internships in physics and computation helped him bring data to life and explore how quantum computing can accelerate the study of existing theories.
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Students Nationwide to Compete in 29th Department of Energy National Science Bowl®
The NSB draws more than 14,000 middle- and high-school competitors. The competitions have started with 47 middle-and 64 high-school regional events.
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Meet Catherine Trewhella: Mapping Terrestrial Analogs for Martian Samples
Internships at Brookhaven's National Synchrotron Light Source II helped turn her love for rocks into serious study.
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Argonne intern streamlines the beamline
With the help of his advisor, an APS intern worked to develop an automated system at the 1-ID beamline that can collect X-ray data.
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From Intern to Engineer Nick Johnson Follows the Wind to NREL
Nick Johnson knew, since his internship at the National Wind Technology Center in 2006, that it's where he ultimately wanted to work.
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Graduate Fellow Feature: Dr. Karen Ventura
Dr. Karen Ventura is part of the NNSA Graduate Fellowship Program, a unique opportunity for recent graduates to join the Nuclear Security Enterprise.
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Tribology interns find a smooth path to research
Argonne scientists and engineers see their work with interns in the tribology group as an investment.
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2019 Renate W. Chasman Scholarship for Women Offered
The Chasman Scholarship encourages women to pursue careers in the STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering or mathematics).
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Graduate Fellow Feature: Matthew Tweardy
The NNSA Graduate Fellowship Program is a great opportunity for recent graduates like Matthew Tweardy to join the Nuclear Security Enterprise.
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STEM Rising Newsletter

The STEM Rising newsletter is a one-stop shop for the latest science, technology, engineering and/or mathematics programs for all ages supported by the Department of Energy. 

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Other STEM Resources

Women in STEM Posters, Series One
This new women in STEM classroom poster series highlights historical and present-day inventors, astronauts, explorers and mathematicians.
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Energy Kids
Games, activities and more resources from U.S. Energy Information Administration to help kids learn the basics of energy!
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K-12 Educators and Students Links from the National Laboratories
This page features content from the National Laboratories in K-12 educator and student resources, compiled by the Office of Science.
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Coloring Book: Women of the Manhattan Project
Download our free Women of the Manhattan Project coloring book.
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Energy Literacy: Essential Principles and Fundamental Concepts for Energy Education

The Energy Literacy Framework is a guide to help energy educators teach energy from the natural to social sciences. Check out the Start Guide and...

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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.
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Minority Education and Community Development
Minority Serving Institutions are institutions of higher education that serve minority populations. They are unique both in their missions and in the
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