Looking to get involved with STEM? There are lots of opportunities, including several related to the energy industry! You can start today, or make a plan to participate in the future. Browse the categories below for suggestions on how to get started.

National Organizations

First

First

The mission of FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders and innovators by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering, and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities. Learn more

Skills USA

Skills USA

SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers, and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA empowers its members to become world-class workers, leaders, and responsible American citizens. Learn more

Project Lead the Way

Project Lead The Way

Project Lead The Way provides transformative learning experiences for K-12 students and teachers across the U.S. by creating an engaging, hands-on classroom environment that empowers students to develop in-demand knowledge and skills they need to thrive. Learn more

IEEE PES

IEEE Power &
Energy Society

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For Girls

The Connectory

The Connectory

Find out about STEM activities in your local area — The Connectory has listings of STEM events, specifically focused on girls, from across the country. Learn more

FabFems

FabFems

FabFems are women from a broad range of STEM professions. They are passionate, collaborative, and work to make the world a better place. They connect with girls interested in STEM careers and serve as their mentors. Find a STEM mentor today! Learn more

Engineer Girl

EngineerGirl

Learn more about the awesome opportunities for girls in engineering! Learn more

Society for Women Engineers (SWE) Scholarships

Society for Women Engineers (SWE) Scholarships

SWE Scholarships support women pursuing ABET-accredited bachelor or graduate student programs in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology, and computer science in the United States. Learn more

SWENext

SWENext

SWENext offers girls between the ages of 13-18 an opportunity to be part of the Society of Women Engineers. Students can benefit from hands-on challenges, invitations to events and contests, and more.
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DiscoverE

DiscoverE

DiscoverE (formerly the National Engineers Week Foundation) helps unite, mobilize, and support the engineering and technology volunteer communities. Their Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day (Girl Day) aims to inspire girls’ futures so they learn they have a place in engineering a better world. Learn more

Dream Big

Dream Big

Dream Big is a film for IMAX and giant screen theaters that features amazing engineering projects, along with forward-thinking and compassionate engineers. Dream Big also offers hands-on activities and engaging programs to enhance the learning, including a “Girls Night Out” screening event. Learn more

For Minorities

AABE

American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE)

The AABE organization is committed to building the pipeline of minority energy professionals. They offer scholarships to high school students who plan to major in one of the STEM disciplines. In addition to scholarships, AABE members are mentors to scholarship recipients. Learn more

NSBE

National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)

NSBE has a pre-collegiate membership category for only $5. You’ll be exposed to a variety of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics activities to help build your STEM skills. Learn more

Society for Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)

Society for Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)

The SHPE changes lives by empowering the Hispanic community to realize its fullest potential and to impact the world through STEM awareness, access, support, and development. They have student chapters in middle and high schools throughout the country. Learn more

Get Your Foot in the Door

Get Your Foot in the Door

The Mentorship Environmental Scholars Program, created by Pre-College University and the U.S. Department of Energy to increase minority awareness and participation in the environmental science disciplines, is seeking students traditionally underrepresented in the areas of biotechnology, computer science, environmental science, business administration, public administration, physical science, and engineering. Learn more

Michael Leland Energy Fellowship Program

Michael Leland Energy Fellowship Program

For the past two decades, this fellowship has provided students with hands-on research experience with the Fossil Energy Office, all with a focus on reaching under-represented students in STEM fields. Learn more