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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 from coast to coast. STEM Rising is our initiative to inspire, educate, and spark an upwards trajectory to lifelong success in STEM through sharing the Department's National Laborories, National Nuclear Security Administration, and progrm office'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

Inspiring STEM Careers Through a Hands-on Everglades Microbiome Study
The US Department of Energy (DOE) Joint Genome Institute embarked on a pilot project with biology students from Boca Raton Community High School in FL
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Teaching Near D.C. This Summer? Bring Your Students to the Solar Decathlon!
Students, teachers, and administrators are invited to go on a free field trip (including transportation) to Solar Decathlon Education Days.
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Check out What's New with the Solar Decathlon
Collegiate institutions can start planning now for the Solar Decathlon 2021 Design Challenge and 2022 Build Challenge.
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NETL Regional Workforce Initiative to Present Energy 101 Webinar Series
The series provides a basic primer on the research conducted at NETL, including the challenges and potential economic and workforce opportunities.
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K-12 STEM Education & Outreach Team Supports WV Regional Science Bowl Competitions in December
The competitions determined which middle and high school teams will compete in the main WVSB event.
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Jefferson Lab Announces Public Open House in 2020
Save the date! Jefferson Lab’s next open house event scheduled for Sept. 19
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Victor Fung: Early Focus on Sciences, Happy Accidents Lead Wigner Fellow to Career in Computational Chemistry
Eugene P. Wigner Fellow Victor Fung’s story is proof that a series of positive experiences around science and happy accidents can lead to STEM careers
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Juliette Ugirumurera: Solving Real-World Computational Problems Between Two Worlds
Her exceptional aptitude and a passion for problem-solving opened the door for Juliette Ugirumurera to work at the National Renewable Energy Lab.
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U.S. Department of Energy Announces Nearly $6.3 Million for University Training and Research for Fossil Energy Applications
Fossil Energy has announced approximately $6.3 million in federal funding for R&D projects under FOA 2193.
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Solar District Cup Heats Up
Get an inside look at competition updates from the Solar District Cup.
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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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STEM Rising: All-things-STEM at the Energy Department

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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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 the Manhattan Project
Women made essential contributions to the success of the top-secret Manhattan Project mission.
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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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Equity in Energy™
An initiative of the Office of Economic Impact and Diversity.
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