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Posted byon March 2, 2013 at 11:18 AM EDT
On February 22nd, we held a hackathon where participants built tools based on the new API for We the People, the White House petitions system.
Posted byon March 1, 2013 at 6:19 PM EDT
Meet Presidential Innovation Fellow (PIF) Kara DeFrias. Kara is user-experience expert who has worked on production teams for the Oscars, the Super Bowl, and TEDx. She was inspired to delve into public service, in part, by the Dalai Lama. DeFrias' stint as PIF was based at the General Services Administration, where she worked on the myUSA project.
Posted byon March 1, 2013 at 5:26 PM EDT
March is Women’s History Month. There is no better time to engage and empower the next generation of girls to rise up as leaders of our democracy and economy. In that spirit, last week, schools, companies, and labs across the country engaged in a range of activities aimed at getting girls excited about classes and careers in the field of engineering—all part of the 13th annual “Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day.”
Posted byon February 26, 2013 at 7:00 PM EDT
Meet Presidential Innovation Fellow (PIF) Henry Wei. Henry is a self described "geek" and certified medical doctor who is trained in sleep and circadian neuroscience and wields skills in medical informatics. Wei's stint as PIF was based at the Department of Veterans Affairs, where he worked on the Blue Button for America project.
Posted byon February 26, 2013 at 9:25 AM EDT
Today, the Obama Administration’s National Science and Technology Council released A Policy Framework for the 21st Century Grid: A Progress Report—an update highlighting the Administration’s recent achievements to make the Nation’s electric grid stronger, smarter, and cleaner than ever before. Modernizing the grid is a common sense approach to enhance energy reliability and speed the Nation’s transition to a clean-energy economy.
Posted byon February 22, 2013 at 6:54 PM EDT
In an effort to encourage transparency and participation in government, we invite you to take part in developing our Open Government self-assessment report.
Posted byon February 20, 2013 at 11:28 AM EDT
Some of America's most innovative scientists explain how a STEM education transformed their lives.
Posted byon February 14, 2013 at 10:10 PM EDT
Watch the video of President Obama's hangout, live from the West Wing of the White House.
Posted byon February 13, 2013 at 4:33 PM EDT
At the first-ever White House State of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (SoSTEM) event, nearly 100 press-pass wielding middle- and high-schoolers spent an hour questioning top S&T innovators about all things STEM. The event marked an unprecedented opportunity for DC-area kids from local schools and organizations to grill Administration officials and others working to advance the American innovation agenda.
Posted byon February 13, 2013 at 11:49 AM EDT
On Thursday, February 14th at 4:50 p.m. EST, tune in for a virtual post-State of the Union interview with the President during a Google+ Hangout.