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Posted byon December 20, 2012 at 12:38 PM EDT
Yesterday, we hosted the first-ever White House Codeathon! The goal of this event was to support the Equal Futures App Challenge, a challenge to create apps that inspire girls and young women to become leaders in our democracy. This challenge is in response to President Obama’s call to countries around the world to politically and economically empower women and girls.
Posted byon December 18, 2012 at 12:29 PM EDT
Last week, the Obama Administration announced that increasing the number of students who receive undergraduate degrees in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) by 1 million over the next decade has been formally designated as a Cross-Agency Priority (CAP) goal—one of a limited number of such articulated goals designed to focus cross-agency coordination and encourage sharing of best practices among agencies with complementary missions. The announcement signals a concrete step toward addressing recommendations made earlier this year by the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST).
Posted byon December 17, 2012 at 6:07 PM EDT
The Department of Education offers a number of resources to help parents following traumatic events, as well as a host of resources to help schools prepare for and recover from crisis
Posted byon December 13, 2012 at 10:12 AM EDT
This week marks what would have been the 106th birthday of Grace Hopper—an American Naval Officer known to some as “Amazing Grace” and to others as the “Mother of Computing,” whose work laid the foundation for one of the first modern computer programming languages. In recognition of her pioneering example, students, parents, schools, and communities across the Nation are spending a week in celebration of computer science education.
Posted byon December 12, 2012 at 10:31 AM EDT
Soon after taking office in 2009, in a speech at the National Academy of Sciences, President Obama called on the science, engineering, and technology communities to “encourage young people to create and build and invent – to be makers of things not just consumers of things.” Here’s what one leader in the maker community shared about her experience bringing kids and families into the growing community of American makers.
Posted byon December 7, 2012 at 2:56 PM EDT
This week, OSTP asked winners and finalists from the 2012 Siemens Foundation student competition in Math, Science, and Technology to tell us why they are pursuing STEM and what it means to them. Here's what they had to say.
Posted byon December 4, 2012 at 7:05 PM EDT
On Monday in Washington, DC, OSTP Director John Holdren spoke to an audience of scientists and innovators, including the student finalists of the Siemens Foundation Competition in Math, Science, and Technology. He made the case that a solid STEM education is one of the most powerful routes to a career that is both successful and meaningful to society.
Posted byon November 19, 2012 at 6:00 PM EDT
First Lady Michelle Obama honors 12 of the nation’s most outstanding arts and humanities programs for young people.
Posted byon October 11, 2012 at 5:34 PM EDT
Every year on October 11, countries around the world will honor the importance of empowering girls so that they can reach their full potential. Happy first-ever International Day of the Girl!
Equal Futures: Opening Doors to High-Quality Education and Career Opportunities for Women and Girls in STEMPosted byon October 10, 2012 at 11:23 AM EDT
Last week, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and 12 other international leaders officially launched the Equal Futures Partnership, a new multilateral initiative to break down barriers to women's political participation and economic opportunity.