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Posted byon February 2, 2014 at 1:09 PM EDT
The Obama Administration is taking steps to ensure that the Nation’s STEM workforce is equipped with the education and skills to discover, create, and invent. And the Federal Government isn’t acting alone.Ahead of Super Bowl Sunday, OSTP caught up with New York Giants wide-receiver Victor Cruz, who is harnessing his football fame to highlight the importance of STEM education.
Posted byon January 31, 2014 at 7:05 PM EDT
Welcome to the West Wing Week, your guide to everything that's happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
Posted byon January 30, 2014 at 9:46 PM EDT
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 KidsPosted byon January 29, 2014 at 7:24 PM EDT
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.
Posted byon January 27, 2014 at 7:29 PM EDT
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.
Posted byon January 24, 2014 at 7:47 PM EDT
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.
Posted byon January 17, 2014 at 8:20 PM EDT
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.
Posted byon January 17, 2014 at 3:56 PM EDT
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.
Posted byon January 17, 2014 at 1:30 PM EDT
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.
Posted byon January 17, 2014 at 12:45 PM EDT
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).