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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

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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As Fall Begins...Summer Camps?
If you’re in one of the places where getting into camp is a competitive sport, it pays to know about deadlines and make plans well in advance.
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Interns make a big difference with some very small creations at PNNL
PNNL turned to teams of Washington State University engineering and materials science students to design and fabricate safeguards equipment.
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New Classroom Poster Series Spotlights Women in STEM
DOE releases posters to highlight historical and present-day inventors, astronauts, explorers and mathematicians for classroom use.
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Meet Jasmine Hatcher and Trishelle Copeland-Johnson
Graduate students reflect on launching their research careers at National Laboratories.
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Sandia Gears up for Annual Computer Donation Event
Students from more than 40 New Mexico schools are expected to benefit from Sandia National Laboratories’ annual K-12 Computer Donation Event.
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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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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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