STEM Resources

STEM Resources for K-12 Educators and Students

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratories’ scientists and engineers are engaged in a broad range of activities with K-12 STEM educators and students to help inspire and train the next generation of STEM students and professionals. WDTS has compiled the STEM resources developed by the DOE laboratories for K-12 STEM educators for use in the classroom. Resources are searchable by resource type, STEM discipline, and grade level appropriateness. Read More »


Portals for Undergrad and Grad Student Opportunities

Led by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science (SC), the participating agencies in the National Science and Technology Council’s (NSTC) Committee on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education (CoSTEM), in collaboration with Science.gov, have launched a pair of web-based portals for searching Federally-sponsored opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) that target undergraduate students and graduate students. Read More »


Quantum Workforce Development in DOE

QIS (Quantum Information Science) developments have underpinned significant parts of the national economic and defense infrastructure. Future scientific discovery and technological advancement in QIS will transform R&D enterprise and have profound impact on U.S. economy and national security. The DOE Office of Science (SC) efforts in QIS (https://science.osti.gov/initiatives/QIS), informed by community input, target DOE-mission-focused applications by leveraging SC’s unique strengths. So far, SC has invested to establish 5 National QIS Research Centers (https://science.osti.gov/Initiatives/QIS/QIS-Centers/). Workforce Development has been widely recognized by the community as a critical element in the ongoing QIS effort. In March 2021, SC established a working group consisting of representatives from DOE national laboratories, universities, industrial companies, and the Office of Science to develop a plan that will be used to establish the knowledge base and skill set/competences requirements needed for developing a curriculum in QIS for educating future scientists in the area. The working group report can be found here.