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Posted byon June 18, 2014 at 6:28 PM EDT
At the first-ever White House Maker Faire, President Obama enjoys the company of a 17-foot robotic giraffe; a 128-square-foot, portable “tiny house”; and more than 30 other inspiring and creative inventions by more than 100 students, entrepreneurs, engineers, and researchers from 25 states.
Posted byon June 13, 2014 at 4:57 PM EDT
President Obama is hosting the first-ever White House Maker Faire. In advance of that, Phil Larson of the White House Office of Science and Technology sat down with Dale Dougherty, CEO of Maker Media, to answer a few questions on what makes making, Making.
Posted byon June 4, 2014 at 2:33 PM EDT
On June 18, we are hosting the first-ever White House Maker Faire, which will feature Makers, innovators, and entrepreneurs of all ages who are using cutting-edge tools to bring their ideas to life.
Posted byon May 30, 2014 at 2:11 PM EDT
Over the course of the Obama Administration, we have increased U.S. solar electricity generation by ten-fold and, in the last year alone added more than 23,600 new jobs in solar. But there is more to do before solar energy can be effectively harnessed by every American. That’s why, last week, DOE announced an even more aggressive strategy to address “soft costs” of solar.
Countdown to White House Science Fair: Meet Amena & Juan – Teens Changing the World through Online GamesPosted byon May 23, 2014 at 12:50 PM EDT
This week, we’re introducing you to some of the amazing young minds who’ll be sharing their wares at the White House on May 27 at the 4th-ever White House Science Fair. You already met Girl Scout Troop 2612 – a group of amazing seven- and eight-year-olds who designed a flood-safe bridge out of motors and legos. Now meet two ambitious high-schoolers who built a company specializing in online games for good.
Posted byon May 15, 2014 at 3:26 PM EDT
In advance of the first-ever White House Maker Faire, mayors around the country are signing up to join the Mayors Maker Challenge, a call to action from mayors, challenging their peers to bolster Making in their own communities.
Posted byon May 9, 2014 at 8:46 AM EDT
Building upon the Administration’s Open Data progress, and in fulfillment of the Open Data Charter, today we are excited to release the U.S. Open Data Action Plan.
Posted byon May 7, 2014 at 9:39 AM EDT
Today OSTP released its third annual comprehensive report detailing the use of prizes and competitions by Federal agencies to spur innovation, engage citizen solvers, address tough problems, and advance their core missions.
Fossils, Seeds, and Space Rocks: Improving the Management of and Access to the Nation’s Scientific CollectionsPosted byon March 20, 2014 at 9:00 AM EDT
In a memorandum released today, OSTP Director John P. Holdren directs Federal agencies to develop policies that will improve the management of and access to scientific collections they own or support. Scientific collections are assemblies of physical objects such as drilling cores from the ocean floor and glaciers, seeds, space rocks, cells, mineral samples, fossils, and more.
Posted byon March 14, 2014 at 1:25 PM EDT