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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 the Department's programs, resources, competitions, events, internship opportunities and more.

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, workshops, and research opportunities? 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

Cyber Skills, Tested. A Report from PNNL's CyberForce Competition™
Seventeen teams from colleges and universities throughout the Pacific Northwest converged on the PNNL campus Saturday to test cybersecurity skills.
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Your AI Career: Jianli's Story
Learn how Jianli Chen became a leader at the National Renewable Energy National Laboratory in Artificial Intelligence work.
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University of Maryland Wins 2019 National CyberForce Competition™
DOE announced the team from University of Maryland, Baltimore County as the national winner of DOE’s 2019 CyberForce Competition™.
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Department of Energy Announces 2019 U.S. Clean Energy Education & Empowerment Awardees
Tomorrow, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will recognize nine accomplished women for their achievements and leadership in clean energy.
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Happy National STEM Day
Go ahead and start your future … and see yourself in STEM.
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Five College Teams to Converge at Berkeley Lab for DOE CyberForce Competition
Event aims to inspire the next generation of energy sector cybersecurity professionals.
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Neutrino Physicist Kirsty Duffy Receives Leona Woods Lectureship Award
Kirsty Duffy has received the Leona Woods Distinguished Postdoctoral Lectureship Award for her accomplishments in physics.
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‘STEM Day at the Lab’ a Hit for Central Valley Students
The goal of STEM Day at the Lab is to expose students to a day of tours, mentoring and interactive STEM-focused demonstrations, and more.
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Encouraging STEM … Advancing Leadership … Changing the World
Five U.S. Department of Energy National Laboratory scientists were chosen for a prestigious, high profile program to inspire girls to pursue STEM.
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Recruiting and Outreach at the Nation’s Largest American Indian College and Career Fair
The Office of Legacy Management outreach staff and more than 2,000 people attended the National American Indian Science and Engineering Society.
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STEM Events from the Energy Department

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

STEM Help Wanted Booklet
The Idaho National Laboratory K-12 STEM team created this booklet to showcase STEM careers and staff at INL.
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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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Equity in Energy™
An initiative of the Office of Economic Impact and Diversity.
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Charting a Course for Success: America's Strategy for STEM Education
The new CoSTEM 5-year Strategic Plan was released at the White House on Tuesday December 4th.
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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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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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Coloring Book: Women of the Manhattan Project
Download our free Women of the Manhattan Project coloring book.
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