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Posted byon March 20, 2013 at 12:33 PM EST
Today, leaders from academia and industry unveiled A Roadmap for US Robotics: From Internet to Robotics—a new report on robotics research, development, and education in the United States. The Roadmap, funded in part by Federal grants, builds on President Obama’s June 2011 announcement of the National Robotics Initiative (NRI)—a broad effort to develop robots that can work with humans to extend and augment human skills.
Posted byon March 19, 2013 at 5:56 PM EST
Last week, Bloomberg Philanthropies announced the winners of the Mayors Challenge, a competition designed to encourage American cities to generate innovative ideas that solve tough problems. Proving that there is plenty of room for big ideas in a small state, Providence, RI, won the Mayors Challenge Grand Prize for its cutting-edge early education initiative.
Posted byon March 15, 2013 at 10:27 AM EST
This week, school leaders, researchers, entrepreneurs, and leading educational thinkers gathered in New York City to share innovative ideas about how technology can improve education. The gathering is being led by the Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools—a national center created by Congress and launched at the White House in 2011 to advance technologies to transform teaching and learning.
Posted byon March 12, 2013 at 5:36 PM EST
Today at the White House, President Obama met with 40 of the Nation's top scientists and engineers - all student finalists in the 2013 Intel Science Talent Search (STS) competition. Winners of the competition will be announced tonight at a gala event in Washington, DC.
Posted byon March 1, 2013 at 5:19 PM EST
Meet Presidential Innovation Fellow (PIF) Kara DeFrias. Kara is user-experience expert who has worked on production teams for the Oscars, the Super Bowl, and TEDx. She was inspired to delve into public service, in part, by the Dalai Lama. DeFrias' stint as PIF was based at the General Services Administration, where she worked on the myUSA project.
Posted byon February 26, 2013 at 8:25 AM EST
Today, the Obama Administration’s National Science and Technology Council released A Policy Framework for the 21st Century Grid: A Progress Report—an update highlighting the Administration’s recent achievements to make the Nation’s electric grid stronger, smarter, and cleaner than ever before. Modernizing the grid is a common sense approach to enhance energy reliability and speed the Nation’s transition to a clean-energy economy.
Posted byon February 22, 2013 at 5:54 PM EST
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Deputy Secretary Blank Travels to BMW in Spartanburg, SC to Highlight Revitalization of American ManufacturingPosted byon February 15, 2013 at 4:09 PM EST
Deputy Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank visits a manufacturing factory and highlights the President’s proposals for investing in manufacturing and creating jobs in America.
Open Call to Innovators: Apply to present at G-8 International Conference on Open Data for AgriculturePosted byon February 15, 2013 at 3:38 PM EST
Open data is being used by innovators and entrepreneurs around the world to accelerate development. In an exciting opportunity, the G-8 is inviting innovators to apply to present ideas that demonstrate how open data can be unleashed to increase food security at the G-8 International Conference on Open Data in Agriculture on April 29-30, 2013 in Washington, D.C.
Posted byon February 14, 2013 at 9:10 PM EST
Watch the video of President Obama's hangout, live from the West Wing of the White House.