When you think of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), what do you think of? The national laboratories? DOE’s leadership role in reliable, clean and affordable energy? Scientific discovery and innovation? Nuclear security? DOE has a role in all of these things, and more. Now, do you think about DOE’s connection with higher education? Probably not, but we want to change that.
EDUconnections is a year old project, and through it we celebrate our university partners, spotlighting a different higher education institution every month.
DOE supports a diverse portfolio of research at colleges, universities, research facilities and institutions across the nation. Big science and interdisciplinary teams are balanced with investments in research projects. DOE also supports graduate students and postdoctoral researchers, and almost half of the Department’s Office of Science's research funding goes each year to support research at more than 300 colleges, universities and research institutions nationwide.
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) connects with university research departments and libraries across the nation to increase awareness of DOE's valuable scientific and technical information. Since 1947 OSTI's mission has been to advance science and sustain technological creativity by making research and development findings available to Department of Energy researchers, the American public and internationally. OSTI believes that shared knowledge is the enabler of scientific progress, and that accelerating the sharing of knowledge will accelerate discovery. The internet has had a large impact on access to research; our databases are the largest national sources of energy and science R&D information in the world and can be used...Read more...