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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

5 Things to Know About the National Science Bowl
A few facts about America's top science competitions for middle and high school students.
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Candice Halbert: From Inspired to Inspiring, Cultivating a Community of Young Scientists
Candice Halbert works to inspire the next generation to go into STEM, to think big, and solve problems. Read her story.
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Laboratory, Northern New Mexico College Launch Radiation Protection Course to Help Fill High-demand Jobs
New associate degree program starts in June, includes internship opportunities at Laboratory.
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Opportunity for High School Students to Meet Professionals One on One at Fermilab’s STEM Career Expo on Wednesday, April 17
The annual Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Career Expo, will put students face to face with their STEM futures.
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Your A.I. Career: Alnur's Story
From video games to an A.I. career -- meet Alnur Ali, soon-to-be Ph.D. graduate in Machine Learning at Carnegie Mellon University.
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Keeping the Nation’s Critical Energy Infrastructure Secure and Resilient Requires a Strong STEM Workforce
Bruce Walker, Assistant Secretary of the Office of Electricity, lays out why STEM is invaluable to their mission.
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Students Visit Hanford Mock-up to Learn About STEM Career Opportunities
Local high school students recently visited a high-tech mock-up at the Hanford Site to learn about science, technology, engineering and math careers.
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More Than 3,500 Students Explore Engineering With WIPP Workers
Employees of Nuclear Waste Partnership recently participated in Engineers Week events, providing presentations to over 3,500 students.
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Two Los Alamos National Lab Researchers Win Women in Tech Awards
Electrical engineer and mathematician recognized as outstanding contributors to STEM fields.
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Hanford Employees Show Local Students the World of Engineering
Employees with EM’s Office of River Protection Hanford tank operations contractor recently helped area students discover the wonders of engineering.
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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

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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