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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

Attention Students: Artificial Intelligence Summer Institute Applications Open Now
At Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s (ORNL) Artificial Intelligence Summer Institute, students and graduates get ten weeks of AI learning.
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Highlighting STEM Opportunities for Girls
Conference at Los Alamos National Laboratory includes workshops and careers fair.
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8 Ways to Celebrate International Women’s Day
Today is International Women’s Day, a worldwide celebration about the incredible contributions to society women have made throughout history.
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$5 Million in Scholarships Awarded to Future Nuclear Scientists and Engineers
Awards include 45 scholarships and 33 fellowships for students at U.S. colleges and universities.
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800 People Attend DOE-Supported STEM Night at Oak Ridge School
Nearly 20 employees from DOE’s offices of EM and Science supported a local middle school’s first STEM night, which attracted more than 800 students.
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High Schoolers Kick Off Environmental Project at Portsmouth Site
high school students recently toured EM’s former Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant as part of an annual educational outreach with Ohio University.
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SRNS Explores Expanding University Recruitment
EM’s cleanup contractor at the Savannah River Site is benefiting from a new recruitment strategy to fill much-needed positions in industrial health.
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Students Celebrate Science With Help From SRNS Employees
Scientists and engineers with EM's cleanup contractor at the Savannah River Site piqued the curiosity of students during the “Science Enrichment day."
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Leading Students to the Wonders of Science
Argonne National Laboratory provides educational opportunities to students across all stages of the STEM pipeline.
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Kimberly Harper Receives MLK Spirit Award for Raising Up Young Women
Working in a STEM field for almost twenty-five years has provided Harper with a personal perspective about the need to increase STEM literacy.
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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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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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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 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 s...
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Girls of Energy
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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