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August means “back to school” for students, but for many teachers it’s a time to apply what they’ve learned over the summer in trainings and professional development courses. The Energy Department teamed up with the Smithsonian Science Education Academies for Teachers this year to promote an understanding of renewable energy resources in the classroom. The… Keep reading →

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 It’s not just doctors and scientists that need STEM education. America’s shifting economy is demanding more trained workers in many different sectors. See how Travis Brooks got the hands-on education he needed to become a technician at the Chevron Pascagoula Refinery. Visit The Atlantic to learn more.

Fracking In California Under Spotlight As Some Local Municipalities Issue Bans

Shale Insight: Economist Says Natural Gas Boom Carrying U.S. Recovery  Observer-Reporter: For nearly an hour, Stephen Moore expended a lot of energy speaking about energy and the economy – and their inextricable link.  “You cannot understand economics unless you understand energy,” he said in his opening. “The industry is carrying the rest of the U.S.… Keep reading →

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America’s oil and natural gas industry supports 9.8 million U.S. jobs and 8 percent of the U.S. economy. Industry’s extensive network of 30,000 vendors, suppliers, and contractors create and support jobs and grow the economy in every state in the union and almost every congressional district. What this speaks to is the unprecedented opportunity created by America’s 21st century energy… Keep reading →

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Editor’s Note: This article has been cross-posted from the White House Council on Women and Girls blog. We are proud of the close relationship between the Department of Energy and the White House Council on Women and Girls and of our united effort to bring more women and girls into energy and science, technology, engineering and math… Keep reading →