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Posted byon August 3, 2012 at 11:56 AM EDT
Today, NASA announced the selection of three companies for the next phase of our efforts to keep us on track to launch American astronauts from U.S. soil.
Posted byon August 1, 2012 at 3:47 PM EDT
President Obama is committed to raising America’s game in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education. I recently spoke with Eric Schwarz, co-founder and CEO of Citizen Schools, and Leo Flanagan, principal of the Clarence Edwards Middle School in Charlestown, MA. Since 2006, Citizen Schools has partnered with the Edwards Middle School as an expanded learning time partner to lengthen the school day by three hours a day and bring in a hundreds of volunteers to teach apprenticeships.
Posted byon July 31, 2012 at 5:22 PM EDT
White House Science and Technology Advisor John Holdren confers the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) to 96 outstanding researchers.
Posted byon July 31, 2012 at 2:59 PM EDT
Last Monday, at a Capitol Hill briefing co-sponsored by Sens. Tom Harkin of Iowa and Michael Bennet of Colorado, a panel of experts described some of the innovative learning technologies being brought to bear in public education and ways in which the Obama Administration’s proposed Advanced Research Projects Agency for Education (ARPA-ED) could speed the development and deployment of these valuable technologies.
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 27, 2012 at 1:04 PM EDT
This weekend, a two-day celebration of making by a rising generation of tinkerers, inventors, and innovators—includes 450 makers from Michigan and around the United States—is taking place with one of the best collections of innovation in the world as its backdrop.
Posted byon July 27, 2012 at 12:45 PM EDT
This weekend in Denver, Colorado, coders and designers will build on the success of the Code for Livability event, converging on the Uncubed coworking space to participate in the Colorado Code for Communities civic “hackathon”.
Posted byon July 20, 2012 at 12:58 PM EDT
Today the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) released its latest report, "Realizing the Full Potential of Government-Held Spectrum to Spur Economic Growth", which provides valuable insight on innovative ways to meet President Obama’s goal of maintaining and enhancing American leadership in cutting-edge wireless services — an important part of this Administration’s overall strategy to create jobs and increase growth.
Posted byon July 20, 2012 at 8:55 AM EDT
Building off the recent launch of the Energy Data Initiative, fifty technologists, entrepreneurs, and investors joined staff from the White House, Department of Energy, and the Environmental Protection Agency to participate in an “Energy Data Jam” last week in New York City. One of the goals of the half-day workshop was to brainstorm how freely available datasets—i.e., open data—might be used by clean-energy entrepreneurs for new products, services, or apps.
Posted byon July 19, 2012 at 1:46 PM EDT
Less than a year ago, the White House and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced the launch of “Digital Promise,” a new national effort to accelerate innovation in education with technology. Yesterday, The Office of Science and Technology Policy joined superintendents from across the country in Digital Promise’s first Innovation Workshop, held in Washington D.C.