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  • BRAIN Initiative Challenges Researchers to Unlock Mysteries of Human Mind

    President Obama unveils the “BRAIN” Initiative—a bold new research effort to revolutionize our understanding of the human mind and uncover new ways to treat, prevent, and cure brain disorders like Alzheimer’s, schizophrenia, autism, epilepsy, and traumatic brain injury.

  • Hanging Out with “Makers” at the White House

    The White House invites innovators from around the country to join a Google+ Hangout to discuss the Maker Movement.

  • White House Hangout: The Maker Movement

    On Thursday, March 28th at 3:00 pm ET, White House innovation advisor Tom Kalil will join a Google+ Hangout to discuss the Maker Movement with leading innovators and Makers from around the country.

  • Calling all Innovators: Demo @ the Next Health Datapalooza

    One of the many ways the Federal Government is contributing to the transformation of health care is by unleashing vast amounts of data from the vaults of government, while rigorously protecting privacy. These public data resources, made openly available in machine-readable form, include a broad range of useful information that fuel for innovation and entrepreneurship.

  • Administration Drives Release of Car Safety Data

    Today, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced a new "SaferCar" app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch devices. This new app puts the power of NHTSA's tremendous volume of vehicle safety data, including real-time vehicle safety information from NHTSA’s site, at the fingertips of American consumers.

  • The Road to Cutting-Edge Robots

    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.

  • Winning Cities in Mayors Challenge Receive Prizes to Implement Innovative Ideas

    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.

  • Sharing Ideas that Work: How Technology can Improve Education

    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.

  • All-Star STEM Students Meet the President!

    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.

  • Meet a PIF: Kara DeFrias

    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.