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Women in STEM Archive

DOE’s Energy Storage Grand Challenge Celebrates Women’s History Month 2021

If you reflect on the immense contributions of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s 17 national laboratories to society since the 1930s, it’s easy to conjure up discoveries and capabilities related to the multibillion-dollar, world-class national user facilities spread across the county. But the true keystone to innovation and impact lies in the people—the expertise and dedication of […]

Replay: DOE’s Baker on Energy Justice Initiatives

In a replay of a talk given last Friday, the Department of Energy’s first Deputy Director for Energy Justice, Shalanda Baker, discusses energy justice, the Justice40 initiative, and investments in clean energy for disadvantaged communities.  

Lab Hosts Virtual Visit of International Tech Women

Women from several countries had a virtual tour and met with mentors to discuss implementing their visions of change through science in their countries. Usually, the women spend several weeks at the Lab as fellows developing their ideas. If you would like to mentor next year, contact Reshma Singh. More about TechWomen>>

Discussion of the NASEM Report:The Impact of COVID-19 on the Careers of Women in Academic STEMM – March 31, 2021

On March 31, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will host an event designed to highlight, discuss, explore, and expand our understanding of how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the professional and personal lives of women throughout the research workforce. Date: Wednesday, March 31 Time: 10 am – 1 pm PT Registration required […]

In Honor of Women’s History Month: A letter from Liz Stuart, WSEC Networking Co-Chair

Dear Energy Technology Area Colleagues, Happy Women’s History Month! For those who don’t know me, I’m a program manager and an assistant department leader with the Electricity Markets & Policy (EMP) Department. I’m also the co-chair of the networking committee of the Lab’s Women Scientists and Engineers Council (WSEC), one of the Lab’s Employee Resource […]

NASEM: We See You: The Power of Female STEM Role Models On and Off the Screen – March 17, 2021

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s (NASEM) Committee on Women in Science and Engineering and the Science & Entertainment Exchange Presents: We See You: The Power of Female STEM Role Models On and Off the Screen Date: Wednesday, March 17, 2021 Time: 1-2 pm REGISTRATION REQUIRED Women have made groundbreaking contributions to science […]

Ushizima on Latin America ’25 Women in Science’ List

Daniela Ushizima, a staff scientist in the Computational Research Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, is among 25 female scientists recently honored by 3M for innovative research that has addressed key societal challenges and brought light to the need for greater gender equity in the science community and beyond. The “25 Women in Science in […]

New Study on Pandemic’s Impact on Women in STEM

The National Academies released a report — The Impact of COVID-19 on the Careers of Women in Academic Science, Engineering, and Medicine — that explores how the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted the careers of women in STEM in 2020 and considers how these disruptions might shape their future progress. The spring of 2020 marked a change […]

Women’s History Month Zoom Backgrounds

Every year March is designated Women’s History Month by Presidential proclamation. The month is set aside to honor women’s contributions in American history. Did You Know? Women’s History Month started as Women’s History Week Women’s History Month began as a local celebration in Santa Rosa, California. The Education Task Force of the Sonoma County (California) […]

Picture a Scientist Panel with Dr. Doudna – March 24, 2021

The producers of Picture a Scientist will host a  live virtual event in partnership with ProQuest and Scientific American, featuring Dr. Raychelle Burks, and Dr. Jane Willenbring, and Nobel prize-winning chemist Dr. Jennifer Doudna.This event is free and open to all! Date: March 24, 2021 Time: 12 noon PT Registration Required (After registering, you will […]