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Energizing STEM Webinar

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Join us and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to learn about their programs, student competitions, and workforce development efforts to expand the diversity of the energy workforce and deliver results in the fight against climate change.

“We are missing out on untapped talent … leaving us with narrower innovation, and insufficient solutions to the problems we face. We simply can’t abide blind spots like this—particularly as we work towards our transition to clean energy...an inclusive transition, offering benefits to every community.” -- Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm

Host: Patti Curtis, Noyce/Lettvin STEM Education Fellow, U.S. Department of Education

Moderator: Christy Jackiewicz, Chief, Office of Economic Impact and Diversity, Minority Educational Institutions Division, DOE

Speakers:

• Arthur P. McMahan, Ph.D., Senior Associate Director, White House Initiative on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence, and Economic Opportunity through Historically Black Colleges and Universities

• U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Jennifer M. Granholm (video remarks)

• Kerene Tayloe, Consultant, Office of Economic Impact and Diversity, DOE, on the Inclusive Energy Innovation Prize

• David Canty and Alexander Godinez-Robinson, DOE, on the National Nuclear Security Administration’s Minority Serving Institution Partnership Program

• Amanda Joyce, Argonne National Laboratory, DOE, on the CyberForce Competition

• Holly Carr, Director of the Solar Decathlon, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, DOE

• Melinda Higgins, Tribal STEM Advisor, Office of Nuclear Energy, DOE, on STEM education in tribal communities

A closed-captioned recording will be available 48 hours after the event. If you require other accommodations to participate in this event, email Patti.Curtis@ed.gov or call 202.453.6768 by November 15, 2021.

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