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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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Teachers
Looking for lesson plans, project ideas, and study guides? You'll find that and more on this page.
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Workforce
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

Robots and remote systems to the rescue
The Argonne National Laboratory educated a group of college interns on how to use robotic systems to advance manufacturing.
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Tribal College and University students explore 3D printing and technology career planning
With support from NNSA, the University of Nebraska–Lincoln hosted students from Tribal Colleges and Universities exploring the latest in 3D printing.
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The Graphic Nature of Data
Argonne scientists inspired high schoolers to think big about data and how to visualize it at a three-day camp this summer.
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Program manager sees education enrichment come to fruition
An NNSA manager of a program for students called MSIPP went to two facilities to see its benefit to participants.
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Women in STEM Posters for Classrooms: Series 3
Download the inspiring poster series for women in STEM for your home, classroom, or office today.
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Defining STEM Pathways for Young Female Students
Brookhaven Lab partners with Girls, Inc., a nonprofit organization for young women.
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Summer computational modeling workshop enriches minority students’ education
Prairie View A&M and Tennessee State University students spent two weeks exploring the digital world while learning from National Labs scientists.
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Women in STEM Posters for Classrooms: Series 2
Download the inspiring poster series for women in STEM for your home, classroom, or office today.
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Writing Code for a More Skilled and Diverse STEM Workforce
Twenty STEM undergraduates came to Brookhaven Lab this summer for a new workshop to develop their scientific computing skills.
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Society of Women Engineers recognizes Sandia researcher with its highest honor
Jacqueline Chen, a distinguished member of the technical staff at Sandia National Laboratories, has been recognized with an Achievement Award.
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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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