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Posted byon December 10, 2013 at 4:11 PM EDT
At the 2013 White House Science Fair, President Obama announced US2020, a campaign led by a coalition of leading tech companies and education non-profits to encourage companies to mobilize 20 percent of their STEM employees to complete 20 hours of STEM teaching or mentoring per year by the year 2020—with a focus on girls, minorities, and low-income youth. Today, the US2020 Initiative is moving ahead at full speed.
Posted byon December 9, 2013 at 6:16 PM EDT
This weekend, Operation Gratitude assembled its one millionth care package.
Posted byon December 6, 2013 at 11:32 AM EDT
One of the goals of President Obama’s innovation strategy is to accelerate the rate at which new inventions that result from federally funded research at the Nation’s universities and national labs move from the lab to the marketplace. Speeding that transition spurs the creation of new industries and jobs while addressing pressing challenges such as the need for clean sources of energy and treatments for debilitating diseases such as Alzheimer’s and cancer. Federal agencies have already developed a number of initiatives to increase the economic and societal impact of federally funded research.
Posted byon December 5, 2013 at 10:00 AM EDT
A new report argues that allowing Emergency Unemployment Compensation to expire would be harmful to millions of workers and their families, counterproductive to the economic recovery, and unprecedented in the context of previous extensions to earlier unemployment insurance programs.
Posted byon November 27, 2013 at 5:39 PM EDT
Posted byon November 27, 2013 at 5:30 PM EDT
Over the last three years, this administration has made unprecedented investments in the community college system through the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training − or TAACCCT − grant program.
Posted byon November 27, 2013 at 12:18 PM EDT
President Obama visited the DreamWorks Animation Campus in Glendale, California, on Tuesday, where he spoke about the economy before an audience of hundreds of Dreamworks employees, including CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg.
Posted byon November 26, 2013 at 8:37 PM EDT
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.
Posted byon November 26, 2013 at 3:25 PM EDT
Yesterday, President Obama spoke to community members at the Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center in San Francisco’s Chinatown, calling for the urgent need to pass commonsense immigration reform.
Posted byon November 25, 2013 at 6:44 PM EDT
President Obama says that he is committed to fixing our broken immigration system to make sure we continue welcoming striving, hardworking immigrants who see America the same way many of our ancestors did when they came here generations ago -- as a country where no matter who you are or what you look like or where you come from, you can make it if you try.