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  • $25 Million NIST Award Represents Major Milestone for the Materials Genome Initiative

    Officials at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announced today an award of $25 million over five years to a Chicago-based consortium that will build a new center of excellence in advanced materials research. The new Center for Hierarchical Materials Design will support the Administration’s Materials Genome Initiative (MGI).


  • Advice from Student Entrepreneurs: “Embrace your Chutzpah”

    When they founded their biotechnology company, Micromidas, Ryan Smith was 30, Casey McGrath was 24, and John Bissell was 23—and all were recently graduated students at University of California, Davis (UC Davis). Together, they have developed innovative processes for converting sewage into biodegradable plastics.


  • We the Geeks: Talking Turkey and the Science of Cooking

    Join Food Network Chef Anne Burrell, former NASA astronaut Ron Garan, and White House Executive Pastry Chef Bill Yosses to “talk turkey” and dive into our dinner plates to explore the science of cooking.


  • You’re Invited: White House Youth Summit Social

    For the next White House Social event, the White House will host a Youth Summit, offering young people from around the country an opportunity to discuss the Affordable Care Act and other issues with senior White House officials.


  • 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.


  • Guest Blog: How I Transitioned to a High-Tech Job After 20 Years in the Military

    William Towery is a retired United States Army Chief Warrant Officer Three who received Fiber Optics Installer/Technician certifications and other certifications through the Warriors 4 Wireless pilot program. These certifications provided him with the necessary licenses for a new position at Dynis Tower Solutions, where he started as Wireless Communication Tower Technician in March, 2013.


  • 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.


  • We the Geeks Wrap Up: Don't Be Bored, Make Something

    Watch the latest We The Geeks, “Don’t Be Bored, Make Something,” to learn more about the coalition of citizens coming together to give U.S. students, entrepreneurs, and workers the ability to make almost anything.


  • Building a 21st Century Detroit

    A team of top municipal-government technology officials from across the nation led by the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy have landed in Detroit to begin two days of work as a partner to support Detroit’s vision for economic revitalization.


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