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

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, 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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Teachers
Looking for lesson plans, workshops, and research opportunities? 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

Building a Foundation - New Scholarship Announced at Argonne
Scholarship named after pioneering Argonne scientist.
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Area Students to Design Cities of the Future, Protecting Against Natural Disasters During Regional Competition
During this year’s Future City competition, middle school students help design a resistant electric grid.
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Minority Students Encouraged to Apply for 2019 MEISPP Internships
Applications now open for the 2019 MEISPP summer internship program.
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A Global Reach to Empower Women’s Participation in the Energy Sector
The Department of Energy’s Office of International Affairs is empowering women in STEM to make a difference.
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NETL Webinar to Provide Information on Engaging the Lab for Economic and Workforce Development Initiatives
NETL will hold a free one-hour webinar at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 8 that will provide participants with detailed information on how to engage the Lab.
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Kids of all ages welcome at Fermilab’s annual Family Open House on Feb. 10
Fermilab’s Family Open House is a chance for the whole family to spend an afternoon learning about science in a hands-on way and have fun doing it.
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Congratulations to the Solar Decathlon 2020 Build Challenge teams!
We're announcing the teams participating in the Build Challenge of the Solar Decathlon.
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Equipping the next generation for a technological revolution
Equipping the next generation for a technological revolution
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Chemistry intern inspired by Argonne’s real-world science
Intern finds that approaching problems and facing obstacles is part of the fun of science.
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Graduate Fellow Feature: Sarah Pevey
NNSA Graduate Fellowship Program participants like Sarah Pevey have a unique opportunity within the the Nuclear Security Enterprise.
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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 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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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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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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