Energy Secretary Steven Chu meets with students from Front Range Community College at the Solar Instructor Training Network exhibit at the SunShot Grand Challenge Summit and Technology Forum in Colorado. | Photo by Dennis Schroeder, NREL.
Nominations are now open for the nation’s highest honors for K-12 mathematics and science teachers. The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, or PAEMST, have been running since 1983, honoring more than 4,200 teachers for their contributions in the classroom and to their profession.
As part of the National Science Bowl, more than 9,500 high school students take place in 70 high school regional competitions around the United States and Puerto Rico. The winners of these regions advance to the National Science Bowl competition held every April in Chevy Chase, Maryland.
The university-led teams design, build, and operate the competition's solar-powered houses are the heart of the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon. Check out the 20 teams will compete in Solar Decathlon 2013.
Partnering with USDA, the Energy Department has created the State Energy Extension Partnership to equip America’s farm families and rural small businesses with the efficiency tools, resources and training needed to reduce energy costs.
As the auto industry introduces more alternative fuel and energy efficient vehicles to dealerships across the U.S., teams of university students are also making sure consumers have more choices on the showroom floor.
Hundreds of thousands of people found work in the past few years thanks to Recovery Act and Energy Department programs designed to stimulate the economy while creating new power sources, conserving resources and aligning the nation to once again lead the global energy economy.
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville is participating in its first Solar Decathlon 2011 competition, featuring its home, “Living Light.” Named for its very brightly sunlit double facade glass system, the home’s blueprint was inspired by the cantilever barns of Southern Appalachia, which feature giant eves to provide shade and a two-core design.
A newly released National Clean Energy Business Competition Funding Opportunity Announcement of $2 million will be used to encourage collaboration among energy competitions and to broaden student outreach.