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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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Looking for lesson plans, project ideas, and study guides? 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

Summer Students at Brookhaven Lab: They're Here—and More Are Coming!
More than 200 students from 33 states began summer internships at Brookhaven Lab on June 4.
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DOE Seeks Nuclear Inspiration, Answers From a New Generation
Millennial Nuclear Caucus events have been held across the country to engage young people in a conversation about nuclear energy and careers.
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Jefferson Lab Offers Additional Summer Physics Fest
On July 12, Jefferson Lab will offer a summer edition of its popular Physics Fest program.
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Sandia materials scientist looks to inspire students through STEM program
For 32 years, Sandia National Laboratories’ Black Leadership Committee has brought STEM to more than 3,000 middle and high school students.
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Building the Next Generation of Computational Thinkers
How does STEM move products from scientific discovery to impact? Hear the answer from Paul Kearns, Director of Argonne National Laboratory.
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Meet Claire Lee: Particle Physicist and Non-Traditional Science Communicator
Don't miss the chance to get to know Claire Lee, a Brookhaven Lab particle physicist, Jedi, and STEM role model.
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High-School Students Studying Carbon-Based Nanomaterials for Cancer Drug Delivery Visit Brookhaven Lab's Nanocenter
The 11th graders from Islip High School brought their research from Stony Brook University to Brookhaven for imaging.
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KidWind Challenge Wraps up Successful Season
The KidWind Challenge is a national competition for middle and high school students to explore wind energy by doing.
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Women in Flight: The Atmospheric Research Measurement Team's Women in STEM
Women were an integral part of every aspect of the Aerosol and Cloud Experiments in the Eastern North Atlantic campaign in the Azores.
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STEM Employment Opportunities on the Rise with Increased U.S. Dominance in Oil and Gas
There are 650,000 jobs in mining, oil, and natural gas extraction industries. Learn more about these careers now during World Gas Conference week.
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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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