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1/31/2014
Source: US Department of Energy: Office of Economic Impact and Diversity
Title: First Annual Interagency STEM Volunteer Fair on Feb 5th event
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January 17, 2014

Dear Federal Employees,

America’s ability to meet the demands of the energy future depends on having a trained, passionate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) workforce. The federal workforce has an obligation to do all that is possible to attract, engage, educate, and inspire the next generations of STEM workers.

The Department of Energy and the Office of Personnel Management will host the First Annual Interagency STEM Volunteer Fair on Wednesday, February 5, 2014, to connect the federal workforce to service opportunities in STEM. Visit our website to register and view participating organizations.

WHAT: First Annual Interagency STEM Volunteer Fair

WHEN: Wednesday, February 5, 2014, 10am – 2pm

WHERE: United States Department of Energy Cafeteria, 1000 Independence Avenue SW

Attend this event to meet STEM organizations and schools in the D.C., Maryland, and Virginia area that need your help. Hear from the organizations about their current needs, upcoming events, and their areas of focus so you can find ways to use your talents to inspire the future STEM workforce. We need all hands on deck, and your support will make a huge impact.

President Obama has called on federal scientists and engineers to identify and pursue STEM-related volunteer activities in their communities, with an emphasis on inclusive engagement with all segments of society. Women and minorities make up 70 percent of college graduates, but only 45 percent of STEM degree holders – leaving a large pool of talented professionals out of the STEM field. The volunteer fair will have a special focus on programs and organizations that provide services to close these participation gaps.

We hope you can join us. Please let us know if you have any questions about the event via email to annemarie.horowitz@hq.doe.gov      

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