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  • Advice from Student Entrepreneurs: “Be Fearless and Experiment”

    Epicenter – a national hub for entrepreneurship and engineering education funded by NSF – is training young undergraduate engineering students to become entrepreneurial leaders. We asked three of these extraordinary young Fellows to share a bit of advice for aspiring young entrepreneurs everywhere.


  • Students Speak: I won the Google Science Fair

    In September, after beating out thousands of contestants from around the globe, Eric Chen, Ann Makosinski, Viney Kumar, and Elif Bilgin were triumphantly presented large, LEGO-made trophies as winners of the 2013 Google Science Fair. I recently asked the four winners about their experience at the Fair, plans for the future, and importance of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education.


  • We the Geeks: Student Startups

    Join us this Friday November 22, at 2:00 pm EST for a “We the Geeks” Google+ Hangout, called “Student Startups” – where leading student entrepreneurs and business moguls will talk about how anyone can cultivate a culture of entrepreneurship in his or her community.


  • President Obama Supports High School Redesign to Ensure Educational Excellence

    At a time when the cost of attending college continues to rise, too many African-American students are afraid to pursue higher education because they think it is too expensive and will burden their families with debt. But schools like P-TECH allow students to get a head start on their postsecondary education by allowing them to take college-level math and science courses.


  • Community College to Career Tour on the Road Again

    The Labor Department’s Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grants and other unprecedented investments are helping leverage strong partnerships with local employers to transform community colleges into engines of economic growth across the country.


  • Minority Serving Institutions: Educating All Students

    Earlier this month, Kiran Ahuja had the distinct privilege to speak about the importance of Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) at a convening organized by the newly-established Center on Minority Serving Institutions at the University of Pennsylvania.


  • The First Lady Hosts the First White House Careers in Film Symposium for Students

    This afternoon, First Lady Michelle Obama opened the doors of the White House to high school students from DC, New York, and Boston to partake in the first-ever White House Careers in Film Symposium.


  • We the Geeks: "Don’t Be Bored, Make Something"

    Join us and leading tinkerers, educators, and innovators on Tuesday, November 12th, at 2:00 pm EST for a “We the Geeks” Google+ Hangout, called “Don’t Be Bored, Make Something”.


  • Startup Culture Flourishes on America’s College Campuses

    Today—marking the first full week of National Entrepreneurship Month—the Department of Commerce released a new report entitled The Innovative and Entrepreneurial University, underscoring the increasingly diverse ways in which colleges and universities across America are promoting cultures of entrepreneurship on campus and encouraging students to start companies.


  • "P-TECH Is Proof of What Can Be Accomplished, But We’ve Got to Have the Courage to Do It."

    President Obama paid a visit to P-TECH -- a cutting-edge early college high school formed by a partnership between IBM and the City University of New York.


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