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  • Expanding Access to Hands-On Science

    Recently, OSTP's Deputy Director for Technology and Innovation, Tom Kalil, interviewed Lina Nilsson, the co-founder of a non-profit organization committed to lowering the cost of biological research in developing countries and expanding access to hands-on science learning in schools and colleges. Lina was recently named one of MIT Technology Review’s “35 Innovators under 35.”

  • Join a White House Google+ Hangout with Energy Secretary Moniz & EPA Administrator McCarthy Moderated by Grist

    Want to know more about President Obama's Climate Action Plan? Join us Monday, September 23rd at 12:15 p.m. EDT for a White House Google+ Hangout with Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy, and moderated by Lisa Hymas, Senior Editor of

  • Mobilizing Cities to Support STEM

    When students excel in math and science—when they see themselves as the builders, programmers, discoverers and inventors of our future—they help America compete for jobs and industries of the future. To make that happen, it’s important to inspire more kids to get excited about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

  • Accelerating Broadband Infrastructure Deployment Across the United States

    One way the Administration is working to bolster broadband deployment is by reducing barriers for companies to install broadband infrastructure on Federal properties and roads. Last year, President Obama signed an Executive Order to make broadband construction projects along Federal roadways and properties cheaper and more efficient. Today, we are announcing new steps to build on this progress, including the launch of several new tools and resources to help make it easier for companies to build out high-speed Internet, particularly in underserved communities.

  • ConnectED: Delivering the Future of Learning

    Director of the National Economic Council Gene Sperling discusses transforming education through technology.

  • Nominate a Connected Educator as a White House Champion of Change

    In honor of Connected Educator Month this October, the White House will host a “Champions of Change” event to celebrate local leaders in education, whose creative approaches in using technology to enhance learning serve as examples of what we should strive for in every classroom, for every child.

  • Space Laser: Testing an Interplanetary Internet from the Moon

    In President Obama’s historic 2010 Kennedy Space Center speech, as he challenged NASA to send humans into deep space for the first time, he also noted that this type of exploration would require investments in and development of breakthrough space technologies.

  • We Want Your Input on Building a More Open Government

    President Obama launched the first U.S. Open Government National Action Plan in September 2011, as part of the Nation’s commitment to the global Open Government Partnership, a multilateral initiative to promote transparency, empower citizens, fight corruption, and harness new technologies to strengthen governance. The first Plan laid out 26 concrete steps the United States would take to promote public participation in government, increase transparency, and manage public resources more effectively. We are proud of this progress, but recognize that there is always more we can do to build a more efficient, effective, and accountable government. In that spirit, the Obama Administration has committed to develop a second National Action Plan on Open Government: “NAP 2.0.”

  • Accelerating Startup Success to Spur Economic Growth

    Last month, at a DC-based startup campus called 1776, 16 startup accelerators gathered—but with an unusual twist. Instead of pitching to profit-motivated investors, the accelerators pitched to a group of foundations to make the case for why these philanthropic organizations should expand their support for services aimed at helping new startups.

  • It’s Been One Year Since We Published the Source Code for We The People

    Developing APIs and soliciting valuable input from the developer community will help improve the experience of using The White House’s petitions platform and broaden the dialog that We The People represents.