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  • Making Makers in Los Angeles

    Soon after taking office in 2009, in a speech at the National Academy of Sciences, President Obama called on the science, engineering, and technology communities to “encourage young people to create and build and invent – to be makers of things not just consumers of things.” Here’s what one leader in the maker community shared about her experience bringing kids and families into the growing community of American makers.

  • Students Speak: “Why I’m in STEM”

    This week, OSTP asked winners and finalists from the 2012 Siemens Foundation student competition in Math, Science, and Technology to tell us why they are pursuing STEM and what it means to them. Here's what they had to say.

  • OSTP Director to Stellar STEM Students: “Keep Innovating!”

    On Monday in Washington, DC, OSTP Director John Holdren spoke to an audience of scientists and innovators, including the student finalists of the Siemens Foundation Competition in Math, Science, and Technology. He made the case that a solid STEM education is one of the most powerful routes to a career that is both successful and meaningful to society.

  • HUD and Partners Pitch in to Help Families Find Housing Following Hurricane Sandy

    Post-Sandy, HUD, OSTP, and several tech companies teamed up to help families in need of alternative housing.

  • $25M in Research Awards to Advance Administration’s Materials Genome Initiative

    Last month, the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Department of Energy (DOE) announced more than$25 million of funding for innovative materials-science research projects. The research awards are a significant milestone for the Administration’s Materials Genome Initiative (MGI)—a collaborative effort of public, private, and academic leaders to make the discovery, development, and deployment of cutting-edge materials faster and cheaper than ever before.

  • USAID Launches Development Labs at Seven Universities

    Last week, OSTP Director John P. Holdren joined USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah in launching the Higher Education Solutions Network (HESN) – a groundbreaking partnership between USAID and seven top universities that is designed to harness the ingenuity of faculty and students to help solve global development challenges.

  • Two American Scientists Win Nobel Prize in Chemistry

    Today two American chemists, Robert J. Lefkowitz of Duke University and Brian K. Kobilka of Stanford University, were awarded the prestigious Nobel Prize in Chemistry. OSTP is pleased to congratulate these exceptional scientists and celebrate their high achievement.

  • U.S. Scientist Wins 2012 Nobel Prize in Physics

    OSTP proudly congratulates American physicist David J. Wineland, of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) at the U.S. Department of Commerce, who today earned the 2012 Nobel Prize in Physics.

  • White House Honors “Champions of Change” in City and County Innovation

    On Tuesday, the White House highlighted 13 Local Innovation Champions of Change from cities and counties across the country.

  • White House Equal Futures App Challenge to Promote Civic Education and Public Leadership for Girls

    The White House Council on Women and Girls is launching a challenge for developers: Create an app that promotes civic education and/or inspires girls to serve as leaders in our democracy