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Posted byon August 10, 2012 at 11:09 AM EDT
Sophie Lebrecht is a joint post-doctoral researcher in the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition (CNBC) and the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). She is also an entrepreneur, thanks to the National Science Foundation’s Innovation Corps (or I-Corps), a program created to allow researchers the opportunity to apply their research to the commercial world. I talked with Lebrecht about I-Corps and her experience as a scientist-turned-entrepreneur.
Posted byon August 3, 2012 at 1:53 PM EDT
Patents for Humanity, a new pilot program developed by the US Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO), seeks to encourage inventors who develop and help make availablepatented technologies that address the world's humanitarian challenges and improve the lives of the poor. As an incentive, winners will receive a certificate for expedited processing of certain matters before the USPTO, as well as public recognition for their contributions.
Posted byon August 1, 2012 at 12:42 PM EDT
This past week Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood welcomed leaders and innovators in the transportation field to the White House as Champions of Change. These individuals are making a difference every day in their local communities and across the country. And, thanks to them, it is a new day for transportation in America.
Posted byon July 31, 2012 at 8:48 PM EDT
US Chief Technology Officer Todd Park responds to a question about the Obama Administration's efforts to encourage entrepreneurship and innovation.
Posted byon July 31, 2012 at 2:48 PM EDT
The nomination period for the 2013 Better Building Federal Award (BBFA) is now open. This contest builds on the Federal Government’s goal to reduce energy intensity – or energy consumed per square foot – by 30 percent by 2015 through encouraging, recognizing, and rewarding Federal agencies that achieve the greatest annual savings in energy intensity.
Posted byon July 26, 2012 at 3:45 PM EDT
Secretary Solis sits down with the Mayor and employers like BRE Properties, Starbucks, and Jawbone who understand that summer jobs offer young people a chance they desperately need, while at the same time helping businesses develop a stronger pipeline to the local workforce.
Posted byon July 18, 2012 at 7:21 PM EDT
Kumar Garg, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and Steve Robinson, Domestic Policy Council, took to Twitter to answer questions about the STEM Master Teacher Corp. Check out the full Q&A.
Posted byon July 18, 2012 at 12:33 PM EDT
The steering committee for the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership outlines a set of recommendations for driving innovation.
Posted byon July 18, 2012 at 10:07 AM EDT
The Obama Administration announces the President’s plan to create a national Science, Math, Technology, and Engineering (STEM) Master Teacher Corps. Over the next four years the Corps will expand to include 10,000 of the best STEM teachers in the nation.
Posted byon June 28, 2012 at 6:15 PM EDT
White House staff and thought leaders in the impact economy are focusing on the Jumpstart Our Business startups (JOBS) Act, which enables "crowdfunding," an innovative approach to raising capital. Rather than depend on a few wealthy individuals or banks, crowdfunding supports startups by letting companies raise up to $1 million in small increments from many investors.