The American Association of Blacks in Energy

The purposes of AABE are the following:

  • To serve as a resource for policy discussion of the economic, social and political impact of environmental and energy policies on African Americans and other minorities.
  • To ensure involvement of African Americans in governmental energy policymaking by recommending capable sensitive and informed personnel to appropriate officials.
  • To encourage both the public and private sectors to be responsive to the problems, goals and aspirations of African Americans in energy-related fields.
  • To encourage African American students to pursue careers in energy-related fields and to provide scholarships and other financial aid for such students.

AABE: Energy Knowledge for our Community, our People and our Tomorrow


STEM4US! STEM & Tech Festival – 2014

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STEM4US! Technology & STEM Festival
Celebrating the 44th Congressional Black Caucus Foundation
Annual Legislative Conference

Inspired by the annual South by Southwest Technology Conference and Festival (SXSW), the STEM4US! Tech Festival & Soiree brings together technology executives, government officials, venture capital firms, and other professionals.


Guest Registration and Networking

Introduction of Program
Talib I. Karim, Esq., STEM4US! Executive Director

Tech & STEM Festival Greetings
Dr. Nicol Turner Lee, Ph.D, STEM4US! Chairwoman

Dr. Donna Cooper, Ph.D, Pepco Region President

Event Partners Welcome
David K. Owens, Executive Vice President, Business Operations Group
Edison Electric Institute

Cindy L. Hasselbring, Special Assistant to the State Superintendent: Special Projects
Maryland State Department of Education

Dr. Gary Harris, Ph.D, Assistant Provost for Graduate Studies & Director of the Howard University Materials Research Center of Excellence

Greetings from the Congressional Black Caucus – Expected Speakers Include:
Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX), Tech & STEM Festival Co-chair, Ranking Member of House Science & Technology Committee

Rep. Robin Kelly (D-IL), Tech & STEM Festival Co-chair

Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA), Senior Member
House Committee on Education and the Workforce

Welcome from the Obama Administration
Honorable LaDoris “Dot” Harris, Director, Office of Economic Impact and Diversity
Department of Energy

Recognition of Exhibitors & Presentation of Awards to Sponsors

Forum: Technology + Media + Race/Gender = Challenge or Opportunity

Forum Participants

Honorable Cherri Branson (D), Montgomery County Council
Thomas A. Reed, Director, Office of Communications Business Opportunities‎
Federal Communications Commission‎
D. Michael Lyles, Executive Director
Prince George’s County Human Relations Commission
Seidah Ashshaheed, STEM TOT ACADEMY
Tony Thomas, Venture Capitalist, SCI Ventures
Talib I. Karim, Esq., STEM4US! Executive Director (Moderator)

Notice of Funding Availability – K-12 Energy and Environmental Education Program Grants

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Notice of Funding Availability – K-12 Energy and Environmental Education Program Grants

Friday, December 9, 2016

DOEE seeks eligible entities to design a program that fills environmental education gaps within grades K-12 in the District of Columbia. The amount available for the project is approximately $100,000.00. The deadline for application submissions is January 31, 2017 by 4:30pm.

A person may obtain a copy of this RFA by any of the following means:

Download from the attachments below.

Email a request to with “Request copy of RFA 2017-1707-OCR” in the subject line.

Pick up a copy in person from the Department’s reception desk, located at 1200 First Street NE, 5th Floor, Washington, DC 20002.  To make an appointment, call Linda O’Brien at (202) 535-1900 and mention this RFA by name.

Write DOEE at 1200 First Street NE, 5th Floor, Washington, DC 20002, “Attn: Linda O’Brien RE:2017-1707-OCR” on the outside of the envelope.

Eligibility: The following entities may apply for these grants

  • Nonprofit organizations, including those with IRS 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(4) determinations
  • Faith-based organizations
  • Government agencies
  • Universities/educational institutions
  • Private Enterprises

For additional information regarding this funding opportunity, write to:

National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) Summer Student Internship Program

National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP)

Summer Student Internship Program


National Centers for Environmental Prediction


The National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) is “Where America’s Climate and Weather Services Begin”. Virtually all the meteorological data collected over the globe arrives at NCEP, where environmental scientists analyze this information and generate a wide variety of environmental guidance information. NCEP delivers national and global weather, water, climate and space weather guidance, forecasts, warnings and analyses to a broad range of users and partners. These products and services respond to user needs to protect life and property, enhance the nation’s economy, and support the nation’s growing need for environmental information.

NCEP is offering up to 10 paid summer internships targeted towards current undergraduate and graduate students to work in areas that will meet the future needs of the ever-broadening user community and address the strategic climate-water-weather issues. Each student will collaborate with one or more scientists at our five centers located in College Park, MD: Climate Prediction Center, Environmental Modeling Center, NOAA Central Operations, Ocean Prediction Center, and Weather Prediction Center.


Must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program, and be a U.S. Citizen willing to undergo a security background check.

Students from the following majors are welcome to apply: math, physics, meteorology, atmospheric and climate science, computer science, engineering, and social science.

Program Details

Internships are full time for 10 weeks between June and August, with a preferred starting date in early June.

Participants may be involved in projects such as:

  • Activities that improve understanding of forecasting problems
  • Activities that address some critical aspect of operational model development
  • Incorporation of social science knowledge and practices to communicate forecast uncertainty
  • Activities that will create new data analysis techniques with wide application and usefulness in operational forecasting

In addition to their project, participants attend lectures, participate in workshops to build skills and knowledge relevant to the job, and present their projects in both written and oral formats. The internship is approximately 40 hours per week.

We provide:

  • Internship stipend ($5000)
  • Furnished housing
  • Travel allowance to get to and from College Park, MD

How to Apply

Applications are due February 6, 2017.

1. Please prepare a single PDF which includes the following:

  • A personal statement (2-3 pages) describing your relevant career interests and past experiences in your area of interest and why you are applying for this NCEP internship. Please include mention of which NCEP Center you are most interested in and why.
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • A transcript (unofficial is sufficient) from your institution

2. Then fill out the Application Form and attach your PDF as instructed at the bottom of the form.

3. Please also have 2 letters of recommendation sent to Genene Fisher.


Contact Dr. Genene Fisher, NCEP Executive Officer, if you have questions: genene.fisher[at], 301-683-1323.




Green for All

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To succeed at making real change on the federal, state, local and grassroots levels, Green For All needs your help in creating an inclusive green economy strong enough to lift people out of poverty. Every dollar counts, and your tax-deductible gift is much appreciated.

We greatly appreciate one-time donations.  And, recurring monthly donations are really helpful. Please consider making a recurring monthly donation. Thank you from all of us at Green For All!

*Green For All is an initiative of the Dream Corps. The Dream Corps brings people together to solver America’s toughest problems. Our initiatives work to close prison doors and open doors of opportunity.


Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training (EPA).

Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training (EPA). Environmental Protection Agency announces funds to support Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training programs that recruit, train, and place local, unemployed and under-employed residents with the skills needed to secure full-time employment in the environmental field.  Eligibility: City or township governments, county governments, nonprofit organizations and DC government agencies  Deadline: 2/24/2017  Funds: $3,000,000 is available for sixteen awards  Contact: Rachel Congdon at (202) 566-1564 or  Website:  Grant ID: GD6963