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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.

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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

Nuclear power pack: 3 Can’t miss STEM resources on nuclear energy
From interactive games to excellent lessons plans, here are 3 engaging STEM resources that will power up inquisitive minds with nuclear energy facts.
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Teams Will Design High-tech Prototypes to Make the World Safer During 2019-20 New Mexico Governor’s STEM Challenge
This fall, local high school students will create technology solutions to make the world safer with the New Mexico Governor's STEM Challenge.
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Promise Adebayo-Ige: Pursuing a Lifelong Interest in Fusion Energy
Here's the story of Promise Adebayo-Ige, a rising senior majoring in mechanical engineering with sights on graduate school in nuclear engineering.
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From an Acoustic levitator to a “Neutron Bloodhound” Robot, Hands-on Research Inspires Summer Interns
45 students spent their summer doing hands-on research side-by-side with scientists and engineers at PPPL.
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Look, Up in the Sky! Interns Develop a Device That Levitates Droplets of Water
This summer, interns at the PPPL worked on an acoustical levitator that causes droplets of water to levitate in mid-air.
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Brookhaven Lab, Suffolk Girl Scouts Launch Patch Program
Girl Scouts of Suffolk County can now earn patches by exploring the world of STEM at Brookhaven Lab and beyond.
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Fermilab Scientist Jessica Esquivel Selected to be AAAS Ambassador for Girls in STEM
The American Association for the Advancement of Science has selected Fermilab scientist Jessica Esquivel to be a AAAS IF/THEN® ambassador.
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Nearly $800K grant from Triad to bring new opportunities to students, teachers in Northern New Mexico
Funding from Los Alamos National Laboratory operator will support K-12 science, technology, engineering and mathematics education.
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Harshini Mukundan selected as AAAS IF/THEN Ambassador
Los Alamos bioscientist notes deep commitment to STEM outreach goals.
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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

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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Equity in Energy™
An initiative of the Office of Economic Impact and Diversity.
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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 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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Coloring Book: Women of the Manhattan Project
Download our free Women of the Manhattan Project coloring book.
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