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Posted byon October 10, 2014 at 10:46 AM EDT
USDA, in partnership with the Softwood Lumber Board and the Binational Softwood Lumber Council, is announcing the U.S. Tall Wood Building Prize Competition. This competitive prize, open to teams of architects, engineers, and developers, will showcase the architectural and commercial viability of advanced wood products like Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) in tall buildings.
Posted byon October 10, 2014 at 10:00 AM EDT
Please join the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI) and young leaders from across the country on Thursday, October 30, 2014 from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. ET for our first Young Leaders Dialogue (YLD) Google+ Hangout on Education.
First Lady’s Fashion Workshop Highlights Growing Role of Makers and New Technologies in the Creative EconomyPosted byon October 10, 2014 at 9:52 AM EDT
On Wednesday, October 8, First Lady Michelle Obama hosted a Fashion and Education Workshop at the White House with 150 high school and college students.
Improving the Fight Against Intersecting Epidemics: An Update on Federal Efforts to Address HIV/AIDS and Intimate Partner Violence Among Women and GirlsPosted byon October 10, 2014 at 9:47 AM EDT
In 2013, the Interagency Federal Working Group released a report titled "Addressing the Intersection of HIV/AIDS, Violence against Women and Girls, and Gender–Related Health Disparities." We are proud to announce two major accomplishments stemming from this report.
Posted byon October 10, 2014 at 8:26 AM EDT
Welcome to the West Wing Week, your guide to everything that's happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
Posted byon October 9, 2014 at 5:00 PM EDT
In March 2012, the Obama Administration launched the Big Data Research and Development Initiative. To catalyze new biomedical Big Data research, the Obama Administration and the National Institutes of Health launched the Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) initiative in April 2013. Today, NIH awarded a total of $32 million in new BD2K grants.
Posted byon October 9, 2014 at 2:18 PM EDT
Big data technologies have the potential to transform teaching, learning, and education. However, development and deployment of these technologies must carefully consider student privacy. The Department of Education, the Federal Trade Commission, and other Federal departments and agencies are working with non-governmental partners to ensure that personalized, digital learning does not come at the expense of individual protections.
Posted byon October 9, 2014 at 12:28 PM EDT
President Obama discusses American innovation on Medium, a platform which encourages people to share ideas and stories that matter.
Posted byon October 9, 2014 at 12:24 PM EDT
The Council on Economic Advisers releases a new report that looks at the so-called "Millennial" generation. Here's what they learned.
Posted byon October 9, 2014 at 9:13 AM EDT
On September 30, OSTP hosted the White House BRAIN (Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies) Conference. The event was held to highlight recent progress and next steps on the President's BRAIN Initiative. Conference participants included representatives from academia, philanthropic foundations, companies, and several students from the National Academy of Engineering Grand Challenge Scholars Program. OSTP sat down with two of the Scholars to hear about their experiences at the conference.