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May 24, 2018
A participant at NETL's Daughters and Sons to Work Day
In STEM, Inspiration Can Come from Anywhere
Dr. Sean Plasynski, Acting Director at NETL, shares how winter morning bus rides shaped his STEM career.
May 24, 2018
Felix Vazquez-Guemarez
Community, Mission, and Challenge: Why Felix Chooses the Department of Energy
Felix Vazquez-Guemarez served as a Minority Educational Institution Student Partnership Program four times. Now he's with DOE: read his story.
May 21, 2018
Brookhaven Elementary School Science Fair First Place Winners
Winning Projects at Brookhaven Lab's 2018 Elementary School Science Fair
Celebrate the winners of the elementary school science fair, hosted by Brookhaven National Laboratory this May.
May 15, 2018
Colgate undergraduates group photo
Undergraduate students get to talk nuclear stockpile with the experts
A group of students recently traveled to NNSA headquarters to talk to experts about science-based stockpile stewardship and nuclear policy 
May 7, 2018
Students from Gallup, NM participate in STEM activities during the Dream Catchers Science Program.
Championing Diversity in STEM
Dr. Steve Younger, Director of Sandia National Laboratories, lays out the reasons STEM is critical to the success of Sandia's mission.
May 4, 2018
ORNL launches STEM internship program for Anderson, Roane County students
High school students in Anderson and Roane counties are invited to apply for a new summer internship program at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
May 4, 2018
Local Youth Receive Nearly $660K for Higher Education
Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund awards help send area seniors off to college with an extra boost. The winners had strong leadership & grades.
April 30, 2018
Brielle Bittner, Third Grader
A Third Grader Gets Hooked on STEM Through Gaming
Interest in computer games can spur kids to push the boundaries of artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and life simulation.
April 27, 2018
2017 Visiting Faculty Program student Ariana Alvarez from Texas A&M University
STEM: An Integral Part of Ames Laboratory’s Mission
Director of Ames National Laboratory Dr. Adam Schwartz shares highlights of the STEM outreach programs at his Lab and Iowa State students involved.
April 25, 2018
2017 national science bowl
5 Things to Know About National Science Bowl
A few facts about America's top science competitions for middle and high school students.
April 25, 2018
“Nancy Nano” creator Tracy Mattox
Researcher Creates ‘Nancy Nano’ as a Cartoon Ambassador for Nanoscience Education
A Lawrence Berkeley National Lab researcher, Tracy Mattox, authored an e-book series featuring “Nancy Nano,” a cartoon nanoparticle.
April 19, 2018
Science on Saturday at PPPL
Find Your World's Fair Moment
Director Hawryluk of Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory unveils the moment that captured him to pursue a career in STEM.
April 17, 2018
Brita Hampton, camp coordinator, shows the ASL sign for "camp."
Free Sign Language Science Camp at DOE National Lab Now Accepting Registrations
Free Sign Language Science Camp at Jefferson Lab Now Accepting Registration
April 5, 2018
Calutron girls illustration
Five Fast Facts About the "Calutron Girls"
The "Calutron Girls" are the final women of the Manhattan Project we're celebrating this year.
April 3, 2018
In 2017, Kansas State University tied for 2nd place at Argonne’s second annual Cyber Defense Competition.
University teams to compete in Department of Energy’s 2018 National Cyber Defense Competition
Announcing the 29 university teams selected to compete in the third annual Cyber Defense Competition (CDC), taking place April 6–7, 2018.
April 3, 2018
Students from Puerto Rico with their Brookhaven National Laboratory mentors.
Despite Devastation, They—and Their Science—Go On
In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, five students from the University of Puerto Rico continued their research at a national laboratory.
March 30, 2018
Inspiring and Training the Next STEM Generation
Director Nigel Lockyer of Fermilab shares the programs he's most proud of at Fermilab that shape and inspire the next STEM generation.
March 29, 2018
Illustration of Floy Agnes Lee, a researcher in Los Alamos during the Manhattan Project.
Five Fast Facts About Floy Agnes Lee
The fourth woman from the Manhattan Project we're highlighting this Women's History Month is Floy Agnes Lee.
March 29, 2018
Terry Wallace visits students during the Hour of Code.
Sparking Scientific Curiosity
Terry Wallace Jr., Director of Los Alamos National Laboratory, shares what's at the heart of STEM outreach for his Lab.
March 29, 2018
Talking STEM with the Navajo Nation: STEM-sation Day
LM participated in “STEM-sation Day” at Shiprock High School in New Mexico, on Thursday, March 14, 2018, to promote STEM.
March 22, 2018
Illustration of scientist Irene Joliot-Curie, who's work greatly influenced the Manhattan Project.
Five Fast Facts About Irène Joliot-Curie
The third woman whose work helped the Manhattan Project that we're highlighting this month is Irène Joliot-Curie.
March 20, 2018
Interns at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
STEM Education Shapes the Future
Bill Goldstein, Director of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, lays out the key STEM education programs that help his Lab ensure a STEM future.
March 15, 2018
Illustration of Blanche Lawrence, a technician at the Met Lab during the Manhattan Project
Five Fast Facts About Blanche J. Lawrence
The second woman from the Manhattan Project we're highlighting this month is Blanche J. Lawrence.
March 15, 2018
NETL Energizes Innovation at Family Science & Engineering Night
February was STEM month for the National Energy Technology Laboratory.
March 14, 2018
Speakers at the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners Winter Summit in Washington, D.C. February 2018.
Promoting a Strong and Prosperous Energy Future
We all must encourage women to develop careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).