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  • “Entrepreneurship is in the DNA of this Generation”: The President’s Innovation Town Hall

    Last week, the President held a town hall meeting at a collaborative work space in Los Angeles to discuss a wide range of issues of core importance to entrepreneurs, especially entrepreneurs from the millenial generation.

  • President Obama on How Technology and Millennials Will Shape Our Economic Future

    President Obama visits Cross Campus in Los Angeles, a collaborative tech lab that brings inventors and investors together to pursue the next big idea that will continue to power our economic recovery.

  • Celebrating the Federal STEM Workforce at the White House

    Today the U.S. Office of Personal Management (OPM) and the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy (OSTP) welcomed more than 50 Federal innovators to the White House to celebrate the key contributions of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) professionals working in our Government. Every day, these STEM employees conduct scientific research; collect and analyze measurements of Earth; inform policy decisions; and carry out programs that help grow our Nation’s economy, boost national security, and protect public health and our environment.

  • Follow Along: The Cabinet Visits Manufacturers Across the Country

    The President and his Cabinet are commemorating National Manufacturing day by visiting manufacturers and innovators all across the country. Follow along here.

  • Domestic Economic Growth Fueled by the Energy, Materials, Manufacturing Nexus

    Manufacturing, energy and advanced materials are a tightly bound set of issues that stand to advance our economy through job growth, entrepreneurship and technology innovation. At the 2014 American Energy and Manufacturing Competitiveness Summit, Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz and Assistant Secretary David Danielson announced new investments in national energy productivity, manufacturing innovation, and advanced materials development.

  • Welcoming the Third Class of Presidential Innovation Fellows

    We recently welcomed the newest group of Presidential Innovation Fellows into the federal government. This diverse group represents some of the nation’s most talented and creative civic-minded innovators.

  • Making for a Stronger Africa

    This month, the first class of the President’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Mandela Washington Fellows converged on Washington, D.C. for their inaugural Presidential Summit. During the Summit, many of the Fellows joined the US Global Development Lab and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy at Fab Lab DC to discuss the role of making in Africa’s economic and community development.

  • President Obama Congratulates American Recipients of the Kavli Prizes in Astrophysics and Neuroscience

    Yesterday, President Obama welcomed four American Kavli Prize laureates into the Oval Office to applaud their contributions to the scientific community. This year, nine scientists received the award, including Americans Alan H. Guth and Andrei D. Linde, who received the Prize in Astrophysics for their work on the theory of cosmic inflation, and Marcus E. Raichle and John O’Keefe, who were awarded in Neuroscience for their discovery of specialized brain networks for memory and cognition.

  • The Entrepreneurial Imperative for Immigration Reform

    Luis von Ahn speaks about his experience as an immigrant entrepreneur, and how immigration reform would allow America to remain a magnet for countless other brilliant innovators who dream of making a big impact here.

  • “Making” in America, Changing the World: An Immigrant Maker’s Story

    At the first-ever White House Maker Faire, truly remarkable “Makers” showed off how access to new technologies like 3D printers, laser cutters, and desktop machine tools are enabling more Americans to design and build just about anything. Even though these remarkable innovators are making in America, they weren’t all born here.