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  • West Wing Week 01/31/14 or "West Wing Week Turns 200!"

    Welcome to the West Wing Week, your guide to everything that's happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.


  • President Obama Travels the Country to Promote Opportunity for All

    The President traveled around the country to discuss the four parts of the opportunity agenda he put forward in this year's State of the Union: 1) creating more new jobs; 2) training Americans with the skills to fill those jobs; 3) guaranteeing every child access to a world-class education; and 4) making sure hard work pays off.


  • Robots, Spaceflight, and America’s Open-Data Treasure Chest addressed at White House “State of STEM” Event for Kids

    Today, the White House convened a portion of the Nation’s geeky brain trust, along with America’s next generation of innovators to discuss steps the Administration is taking to continue the tradition of scientific breakthroughs and discoveries that have long made our country great.


  • Introducing the All-Star Geeks of SoSTEM 2014!

    We at OSTP are geeking out about the news that among the esteemed guests who will be sitting with the First Lady during tomorrow’s State of the Union address will be 16-year old science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) all-star and “Maker” extraordinaire Joey Hudy, who, as a middle-schooler in 2012, gained national fame after demonstrating his surprisingly explosive invention for the President at the White House Science Fair.


  • StrikeForce for Rural Growth and Opportunity Initiative Expands

    The USDA's StrikeForce for Rural Growth and Opportunity initiative, which helped to inform President Obama's recently-announced Promise Zones, is rallying available tools and technical assistance and targeting these resources to the areas where they are needed most.


  • Weekly Wrap Up: Investing In Our Nation's Future

    Weekly Wrap Up: Expanding Educational Opportunity, America’s Newest High-Tech Manufacturing Hub, Cabinet Meeting, Get ready for the State of the Union, the Miami Heat back at the White House, Nomination for the Small Business Administration, and the Vice President Attends Auto Show.


  • Regional Roundup: A Call to Action on College Opportunity

    As a part of the President’s Year of Action, the President and First Lady announced more than 100 new and meaningful commitments to expand college opportunity to help more students.The importance and success of the event is reflected in the coverage from all across the country – from California and Nebraska to Pennsylvania and Tennessee.


  • Taking Action to Expand College Opportunity

    A group of leaders in higher education join the President and First Lady at the White House to take the next step toward ensuring that every child, rich or poor, has the opportunity for a quality college education so they can get ahead.


  • Serving Up STEM at Aberdeen High

    Today, OSTP’s Associate Director for National Security and International Affairs, Patricia Falcone, is visiting Aberdeen High School in Aberdeen, MD, celebrating that school’s designation by the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) as NMSI’s “School of the Year.” Aberdeen High is one of the Nation’s many schools with a high proportion of students whose parents are in the military—in this case, serving at the U.S. Army base at Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG).


  • At White House College Opportunity Event, New Commitments Announced to Help Low-Income Students Succeed in STEM Fields

    At yesterday’s event on College Opportunity, the President and First Lady called for a sustained all-hands-on-deck effort to increase college opportunities for low-income and disadvantaged students in America. The event included the announcement of more than 100 new commitments in support of this critical goal.


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