Women in Energy

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  Dr. Barbara Kutchko, who works at the Pittsburgh facility of the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), was brought in as an expert by the Department of Justice after the Gulf of Mexico oil spill in 2010. Recognizing a knowledge gap in what we know about foam cement, which is frequently used to support underwater… Keep reading →

British Bombing Suspect Studied Chemistry In U.S.

The New York Power Authority recently posted a series of interviews with their female engineers. This entry features a Q&A session with NYPA Chemical Engineer Kaela Mainsah. 1. How did you enter the engineering field? How did you decide on your specialty? I decided on chemical engineering because I like chemistry and was interested in the industrial processes that… Keep reading →


This is the second in a series of posts about leading women in the power, environmental science, advocacy, policy, and business sectors. To see previous installments, please use the ‘Search’ field in the left sidebar to search for ‘Women in Power.’  Today, women earn roughly half of the bachelor’s degrees in the earth and biological sciences, but only… Keep reading →

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Women have been making a significant impact in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields for centuries. Join the Energy Department in celebrating Women’s History Month by viewing this timeline for a glimpse of the accomplishments of women in energy. WOMEN IN STEM — ANCIENT HISTORY TO MODERN TIMES Our timeline starts in the 1940s,… Keep reading →


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 →


It’s National Mentoring Month and a perfect time to consider Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s memorable reflection: “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is ‘What are you doing for others?’” At the Energy Department, we reflect on Dr. King’s question to help guide the direction of our efforts to both mentor and inspire the next generation of energy leaders. In… Keep reading →