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STEM Rising is a priority initiative to showcase the Energy Department's STEM programs

This is STEM Rising – a United States Department of Energy call to inspire, educate, and spark an upwards trajectory to lifelong success through science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

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 and teachers, student contests, events, and competitions, internships and career opportunities, and more.

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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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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

Why We Need STEM Ambassador Fellows
STEM Ambassadors translated their work into interactive, hands-on displays for the public to excite kids about their work.
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Meet Daniel Cacace: Designer of Subsystems for sPHENIX Detector
Read Daniel's story of how he went from intern at DOE to employee, following his STEM dreams.
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Girls Blazing a Way for a Future in Computer Programming
The Cybercore Integration Center at Idaho National Laboratory announces the successful completion of a pilot of the “Girls Who Code” club.
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Teaching in California? Sign up Today for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s Teacher Research Academy Courses
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory offers six summer workshop topics for middle school, high school, and community college teachers. Get the info.
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Strengthening the STEM Workforce - A Perspective From ORISE
Dr. William (Jim) Vosburg has served as director of ORISE since 2016. How did they produce more than 70,000 research participation alumni? Find out.
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The Many Paths to STEM
What drew Chi-Chang Kao, Director of SLAC, into STEM? Read on to find out.
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WIPP Becomes Testing Ground for Robot Created by Students
WIPP Becomes Testing Ground for Robot Created by Students
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EM Helps Oak Ridge Schools Take Next Steps in STEM Education
EM Helps Oak Ridge Schools Take Next Steps in STEM Education
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Meet J'Tia
She’s been inside a nuclear power plant, written intelligence for policy-makers, and briefed the Secretary of Energy. Meet Dr. J'Tia Hart.
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In STEM, Inspiration Can Come from Anywhere
Dr. Sean Plasynski, Acting Director at NETL, shares how winter morning bus rides shaped his STEM career.
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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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