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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

ASFE Steven Winberg Touts FE Efforts in STEM Community
Students deserve access to STEM education, for their future and America’s future. Read about the Office of Fossil Energy's STEM programs here.
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CWC Opens Doors for New Grads Seeking Jobs in Wind
The competition includes two multi-faceted challenges: design, build, and test a wind turbine; and plan and financially analyze a wind plant.
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Idaho National Laboratory Supports State Efforts to Develop Cybersecurity Workforce
Idaho National Laboratory joins the Girls Go CyberStart movement.
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Attention Students: Artificial Intelligence Summer Institute Applications Open Now
At Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s (ORNL) Artificial Intelligence Summer Institute, students and graduates get ten weeks of AI learning.
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Collegiate Wind Competition Provides Students with Opportunities
This competition challenges interdisciplinary teams of undergraduate students to create unique solutions to complex wind energy projects.
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Graduate Fellow Feature: Lauryn Williams
Lauryn Williams is part of the NNSA Graduate Fellowship Program, a unique opportunity for recent graduates to join the Nuclear Security Enterprise.
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Highlighting STEM Opportunities for Girls
Conference at Los Alamos National Laboratory includes workshops and careers fair.
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Students Team With Argonne Scientists and Engineers to Learn About STEM Careers
More than 100 eighth-grade girls from area schools attend IGED to learn about math, science and technology.
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8 Ways to Celebrate International Women’s Day
Today is International Women’s Day, a worldwide celebration about the incredible contributions to society women have made throughout history.
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Women of Water Power
To celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8, we’ve interviewed some of the women working across the Water Power Technologies Office.
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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 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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