NETL's efforts in education reflect DOE’s mission in its Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists program, providing a continuum of opportunities to the Nation's students and teachers of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). See video.

NETL is a proactive developer and supporter of education initiatives at all levels. NETL’s commitment to education is demonstrated through research participation, workshops, instructional materials, tours, community outreach, and special events. The goal of NETL’s Education Program is to enhance interest in math and science and to provide resources and instructional materials. Our commitment to this goal will contribute to a foundation in a scientific and technological world for our young people.

NETL also has the ability to assist educational institutions through equipment grants and loans. Executive Order 12999, April 17, 1996, directs all federal agencies, to the maximum extent permitted by law, to give highest preference to elementary and secondary schools in the transfer or donation of education-related federal equipment, at the lowest cost permitted by law.  Furthermore, subsection II(i) of the Stevenson-Wydler Technology Innovation Act of 1980, as amended (15 U.S.C. 3710(i)), authorizes the director of a laboratory, or the head of any Federal agency or department to give excess research equipment to an educational institution or nonprofit organization for the conduct of technical and scientific education and research activities. These equipment grants and loans often comprise used but serviceable computer equipment or laboratory equipment.


Science Bowl Competitions

DOE began the National Science Bowl in 1991, and NETL has been hosting regional qualifying competitions since that time.


Teacher Resources

NETL makes significant efforts to educate teachers about the services NETL can provide by hosting hands-on workshops and by taking displays and informational materials to education conferences.


K-12 Stem Activities

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) helps students from kindergarten through 12th grade forge a love for science, technology, engineering, and math and realize the possibilities these disciplines offer.


Earth Day

This special planet-centric day emphasizes the importance of recycling, conserving energy, and improving air quality.


Educational Partnerships

NETL provides teachers and education professionals multiple resources in their continuing quest to maintain and improve their skill sets.


Internship Opportunities

NETL offers Research Associate appointments to member of the academic community from undergraduates through faculty.


GIFT Program

The Department of Energy “recycles” government IT equipment to encourage and stimulate STEM learning in schools.

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