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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
STEM Rising links, videos, and resources 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

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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Coffee & Conversation with the Boss
What we anticipated to be a get together among interns to share coffee & small talk turned out to be an experience that only few could have imagined.
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It’s a Breeze to Teach Wind Energy with these STEM Resources
In celebration of American Wind Week, here’s a look at resources the Energy Department has on offer to learn about wind energy and careers.
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After-School Program for Teachers Now Accepting Applications
Science enrichment program at Jefferson Lab helps teachers hone skills and earn recertification points.
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Mid-level Leadership Development Program hits the ground running
New NNSA Mid-level Leadership Development Program participants began their journey to reach their top potential and get the most out their careers.
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Students Solving Grand Challenges at a National Lab
Brookhaven National Laboratory Director Doon Gibbs shares why welcoming interns to the Lab is one of his favorite STEM moments.
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New fellowship brings Ph.D. students into National Laboratories for career-launching opportunity
Four doctoral candidates from prestigious universities have officially come aboard as the first Laboratory Residency Graduate Fellowship.
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You're Invited: Millennial Nuclear Caucus in New Jersey August 2
Join the Department of Energy and North American Young Generation in Nuclear for a Millennial Nuclear Caucus in Camden, New Jersey on August 2.
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NNSA ensures weapons development knowledge is passed to next generation
During a visit to NNSA’s headquarters, the 2018 Sandia National Laboratories’ Weapon Intern Program learned from the experts.
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Katie Schuman: Giving neuromorphic computers brains and brawn
Katie is a neuromorphic computing researcher at ORNL, where she works to figure out what makes the human brain so powerful.
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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

Coloring Book: Women of the Manhattan Project
Download our free Women of the Manhattan Project coloring book.
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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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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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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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EERE Energy 101 Video Series

These short, dynamic, and informative videos provide an introduction to the latest energy-efficient solutions and renewable energy technologies...

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