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Posted byon March 7, 2014 at 5:49 PM EST
President Obama today welcomed the 40 student finalists of the 2014 Intel Science Talent Search to the White House. These extraordinary high schoolers—representing 20 states—are in Washington, DC, to participate in the final competitive judging of their innovative research projects in cutting-edge fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
Posted byon March 7, 2014 at 12:00 AM EST
This week, The White House hosted its first ever White House Student Film Festival, while the President addressed the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, presented his budget for Fiscal Year 2015, urged Congress to raise the minimum wage, and held a town hall on Latinos and the Affordable Care Act.
Posted byon March 6, 2014 at 1:29 PM EST
For 101 of the Nation’s top science and math teachers, Monday was not your typical snow day. While DC-area students spent the day at home, the winners of the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) trekked through the slushy streets of Washington to spend time with President Obama at the White House.
Posted byon March 2, 2014 at 4:07 PM EST
Last Friday, the President welcomed students from around the country to the first-ever White House Film Festival, featuring short films made by students about the intersection of technology and education. The Festival was part of a series of events in recent weeks highlighting the President’s ConnectED initiative, which aims to connect 99% of K-12 students to high-speed Internet within the next five years.
Posted byon February 28, 2014 at 7:36 PM EST
The White House, in collaboration with the American Film Institute, hosts young filmmakers from across the country at the first-ever White House Student Film Festival.
Posted byon February 28, 2014 at 3:53 PM EST
There is no better time than the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy’s Week of Action Celebrating STEM and Black History Month to highlight the tremendous progress being made at organizations, schools, and companies across America to advance the growing “Tech Inclusion” movement—aimed at connecting students from diverse backgrounds to technology classes, skills, and careers.
Posted byon February 28, 2014 at 8:21 AM EST
A few months ago, the White House challenged students all across the country to create short films illustrating the importance of technology in the classroom. Here's what happened next.
Posted byon February 27, 2014 at 7:32 PM EST
President Obama delivers remarks at the launch event for My Brother's Keeper, his new initiative aimed at helping young men of color succeed and reach their full potential.
Posted byon February 27, 2014 at 5:43 PM EST
This Friday, to wrap up an exciting week of action by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, in celebration of Black History Month, to shine a light on the importance of engaging America’s full STEM talent pool, OSTP Director John P. Holdren will visit Morgan State University, a Baltimore-based Historically Black College or University (HBCU).
Posted byon February 27, 2014 at 10:26 AM EST
President Obama is launching a new effort aimed at empowering boys and young men of color, a segment of our society which too often faces disproportionate challenges and obstacles to success.