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Nominations Sought for Women in STEM to Profile on Energy.gov

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Credit: AnneMarie Ashburn, DOE Office of Economic Impact and Diversity

In honor of Women's History Month, the Energy Department's Office of Economic Impact and Diversity will profile 50 Women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) in an online feature to be published next month on Energy.gov. Nominations should be submitted by March 8 and can be for any woman who works in STEM throughout the DOE: at a national lab, field site or even headquarters.

Through sharing profiles and stories of these women, the DOE aims to showcase the mission-critical work they are actively doing throughout the department – as well as offer role models for women and girls who are critically underrepresented in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

The profiles will feature a photo of each woman, a paragraph biography and answers to the following questions:

  1. What inspired you to work in STEM?
  2. What excites you about your work at the Energy Department?
  3. How can our country engage more women, girls and other underrepresented groups in STEM?
  4. Do you have tips you'd recommend for someone looking to enter your field of work?
  5. When you have free time, what are your hobbies?

Please email your nominations to AnneMarie Ashburn. The DOE's Office of Economic Impact and Diversity will contact nominees, conduct 20-minute phone interviews and request a jpeg photo from those being considered for the profiles. The office plans to publish the collection of profiles by March 24, and will encourage cross-publication by national labs throughout the DOE, as well as Office of Personnel Management and the White House Council of Women and Girls.

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