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U.S. DOE, Department of Science Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists

The mission of the Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS) is to help ensure that DOE and the Nation have a sustained pipeline of highly skilled and diverse science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) workers. This is accomplished through support of undergraduate internships and visiting faculty programs at the DOE laboratories; a graduate fellowship program, which also involves the DOE laboratories; the Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship for K-12 teachers, which is administered by WDTS for DOE and for a number of other federal agencies; and the nation-wide, middle- and high-school science competitions that culminate annually in the National Science Bowl® in Washington D.C. Additionally, this website offers teaching resources on a wide variety of science topics. Read More

National Energy Foundation (NEF)

National Energy Foundation (NEF) was founded in 1976, and has nearly 40 years of experience in service to education. NEF is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit educational organization dedicated to the development, dissemination, and implementation of supplementary educational materials, programs, products and services. NEF resources for education relate primarily to energy, water, natural resources, science and math, technology, conservation and the environment. All products and services enrich and enhance teaching and learning to recognize the importance and contribution of natural resources to our economy, to national security, the environment and our quality of life. NEF is devoted to the implementation of a variety of innovative educational opportunities including teacher training, student programs and adult employee training and programs. The education community, businesses, government agencies and associations have relied upon NEF expertise for over three decades to carry out effective educational partnerships. Read More

MIT Technology Review - Energy

The mission of MIT Technology Review is to equip its audiences with the intelligence to understand a world shaped by technology. Read More

U.S. Energy Facts - Explained (EIA)

A U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) site, that utilizes a mix of text and current graphic data to help to explain the science of energy. The basic units of measure, types of energy utilized, and production changes over time, are all explained. Read More

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) YouTube Channel

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) collects, analyzes, and disseminates independent and impartial energy information to promote sound policymaking, efficient markets, and public understanding of energy and its interaction with the economy and the environment. Find at this site, over 25 quality video productions from the U. S. Energy Information Administration. Read More

Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment (SAGE)

At the Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment (SAGE), we examine the connections between natural resources, technology, policy, human health, security, and changes in the global environment. Our staff and students conduct cutting-edge research on these critical problems, and disseminate that knowledge through innovative teaching and outreach at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Read More

Mapping and Assessment of the United States Ocean Wave Energy Resource

This project estimates the naturally available and technically recoverable U.S. wave energy resources, using a 51-month Wavewatch III hindcast database developed especially for this study by National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA’s) National Centers for Environmental Prediction. For total resource estimation, wave power density in terms of kilowatts per meter is aggregated across a unit diameter circle. This approach is fully consistent with accepted global practice and more accurately indicates the resource made available by the lateral transfer of wave energy along wave crests, which enables wave diffraction to substantially reestablish wave power densities within a few kilometers of a linear array, even for fixed terminator devices. To quantify the effect of using normally directed wave energy flux for wave energy resource estimation, the project team calculated the directional flux distribution at 17 National Data Buoy Center (NDBC) full-directional-hindcast stations in four regions that represent the variety of energetic U.S. wave climates. Read More

Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center

The Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center (NNMREC) is a partnership between the University of Washington, Oregon State University, and the University of Alaska Fairbanks supported by a range of federal and non-federal sponsors. Our mission is to facilitate commercialization of marine energy technology, inform regulatory and policy decisions, and close key gaps in scientific understanding with a focus on student growth and development. Read More

U.S. Department of Energy YouTube Channel

Building the new clean energy economy. Reducing nuclear dangers & environmental risks. Expanding the frontiers of knowledge via innovative scientific research. The mission of the Energy Department is to ensure America’s security and prosperity by addressing its energy, environmental and nuclear challenges through transformative science and technology solutions. Read More

Where does your energy come from? Analyzing your energy bill

Armed with utility bills (or conversations with relatives) and information from utility and government websites, students trace the sources of their electricity, heating and cooling, and other components of their energy use. Data on energy sources from different states and countries (represented by the students’ households-of-origin) form the basis for discussions about energy sources, including their environmental, societal and economic advantages and disadvantages. Read More


EERL's mission is to be the best possible online collection of environmental and energy sustainability resources for community college educators and for their students. The resources are also available for practitioners and the public.


EERL is a product of a community college-based National Science Foundation Center, the Advanced Technology Environmental and Energy Center (ATEEC), and its partners.

Contact ATEEC 563.441.4087 or by email ateec@eicc.edu