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Inspiring the Next Generation of Innovators: President Obama Honors the Nation's Cutting-Edge Scientists and EngineersPosted byon April 15, 2014 at 10:34 AM EDT
A group of leading researchers were honored yesterday at the White House as recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), which is the highest honor bestowed by the United States Government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers.
After receiving their awards in a ceremony at the U.S. Department of Agriculture with agency officials, friends, and relatives—a ceremony keynoted by OSTP Director John Holdren—the group of 102 ambitious scientists and engineers were greeted at the White House by President Obama who thanked them for their outstanding achievements.
Posted byon April 7, 2014 at 6:50 PM EDT
Baltimore County, Maryland, Police Chief Jim Johnson began his career with the Baltimore County Police Department in 1979 as a cadet in the 911 Center and served in every sworn rank in the department before being named Chief of Police in June 2007. Chief Johnson holds memberships in several professional organizations, including the Major Cities Chiefs Association (MCCA). He is MCCA’s representative to and Chair of the National Law Enforcement Partnership to Prevent Gun Violence (the Partnership), a coalition of nine national law enforcement leadership organizations. Chief Johnson works daily in his own jurisdiction to reduce incidents of gun violence and make his community safer.
Posted byon April 7, 2014 at 4:44 PM EDT
The President visits Bladensburg High School in Prince George's County, Maryland to talk about Youth CareerConnect, which is offering $107 million in grants to redesign America's high schools for the 21st century economy.
Posted byon April 4, 2014 at 9:30 AM EDT
Diego Uriburu is originally from Argentina, and has promoted the rights of Latino, immigrant, and LGBT communities in the Washington, D.C. area since immigrating to the U.S. In 1998, he co-founded Identity, Inc., a community-based organization in Montgomery County, Maryland, and serves as its Executive Director. Through his leadership, advocacy efforts, and coalitions established with the local government, school system, and businesses, Diego has worked determinedly to improve access to educational and employment opportunities for underserved immigrant youth.
Posted byon April 2, 2014 at 5:43 PM EDT
The White House convened a broad array of stakeholders to discuss ways to help implement the State and Local Government Cybersecurity Framework as a tool for improving cybersecurity.
Posted byon April 1, 2014 at 1:22 PM EDT
Deborah Scott Thomas retired as a Colonel from the United States Air Force Reserve in 2006, having served her country for three decades. She is the Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Data Solutions and Technology (DST) Incorporated, a management consulting firm located in Lanham, Maryland. For the past 20 years, Deborah has been respected for her business acumen and is considered a thought leader with expertise in building successful client teams while focusing on strategic operations and execution. She dedicates her time to educational and philanthropic causes, particularly Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) initiatives. Further, she is a devoted supporter of the March of Dimes and has participated in an array of programs to support its goals and mission for the past 30 years.
Posted byon March 21, 2014 at 8:11 AM EDT
Through our programs at the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), we are helping young women recognize and reach their full potential.
Posted byon March 14, 2014 at 6:30 PM EDTThis week, the President plugged HealthCare.gov on "Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis" and met with the Ukranian Prime Minister; the First Lady teamed up with moms to remind you to Get Covered; and more. Check out what you missed in this week's wrap up.
Posted byon March 10, 2014 at 8:18 AM EDT
Here at the Department of Commerce, we are committed to strengthening the role of women in business and technology. Among the Department’s many initiatives aimed toward advancing this goal are the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s (USPTO) efforts to empower our country’s women to innovate and create good jobs.
Posted byon March 7, 2014 at 8:45 PM EDT
This week, the President announced his 2015 budget, and addressed the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. YouTube Stars visited the White House, and more. Check out what you missed in this week's wrap up.