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  • Beyond Challenges: Biological Sciences and Civic Engagement

    Nasrin Taei is proud to be making a difference in the lives of Americans through her work in biochemistry -- specifically, "hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), a heart-related abnormality, [that] is the most common cause of sudden death in young athletes at sporting events."

  • National Bioeconomy Blueprint Released

    Today, the Obama Administration announced its commitment to strengthening bioscience research as a major driver of American innovation and economic growth. The National Bioeconomy Blueprint outlines steps that agencies will take to drive the bioeconomy—economic activity powered by research and innovation in the biosciences—and details ongoing efforts across the Federal government to realize this goal.

  • West Virginia: A National Leader in Sustainable Communities

    Joesph Mathis, founder and director of the Jobs Project, works on Sustainable Williamson -- a template for economic revitalization -- and is at the forefront of developing a comprehensive model that not only aids in “greening” the City of Williamson, but also pushes "the boundaries of sustainability by placing health and wellness at the center of the strategy."

  • The Next Generation of Girls in STEM

    Girls in STEM is a new video that features young women scientists and engineers who wowed the President and the nation at the White House Science Fair in February, and shines a spotlight on their exciting projects

  • Connecting Grads to Resources to Help You Start a Business

    The Small Business Administration and the Department of Education are hosting a Twitter Q&A session to answer questions from recent graduates on starting a business and making Federal student loan payments more manageable

  • White House Office Hours: Jumpstart our Business Startups (JOBS) Act

    Have a question about the JOBS Act? Wanna know more about crowdfunding? Join us this Friday, April 20th at 3:30 p.m. EDT, for a session of Office Hours on Twitter with Todd Park, Assistant to the President and U.S. Chief Technology Officer (CTO).

  • Paving the Way for Clean Tech Innovations

    CEO of Zam Energy, Erin Geegan, "plans to help: hospitals, cities, universities, school districts, airports, stadiums and community neighborhoods by redesigning parking places into clean energy centers" -- what she sees as much-needed clean tech innovation in energy and transportation.

  • Delivering on Manufacturing Innovation

    Last month, the President asked Congress to create a National Network for Manufacturing Innovation made up of up to 15 Institutes for Manufacturing Innovation around the United States.

  • Identifying Steps Forward in Use of Prizes to Spur Innovation

    Today OSTP released a comprehensive report detailing the use of prizes and competitions by agencies to spur innovation and solve grand challenges.

  • 21st Century Grand Challenges

    This July, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy will convene a conference on Grand Challenges—ambitious goals on a national or global scale that capture the imagination and demand advances in innovation and breakthroughs in science and technology.