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Posted byon March 6, 2014 at 12:25 PM EDT
On March 3, the White House Office of Science and Technology policy (OSTP) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) co-hosted a thought-provoking conference about the state of the art in big-data analytics and privacy technologies. The conference attracted some of the top technologists working on leading-edge big data projects in a range of important areas, including healthcare, genomics, education, and transportation, as well as privacy-enhancing technologies.
Posted byon March 5, 2014 at 6:49 PM EDT
Ensuring that hard work pays off means that women should receive equal pay for equal work, that Americans can save and retire with dignity, that people have health insurance when they need it most, and that the wage you make is enough to support yourself and your family.
Posted byon February 24, 2014 at 10:29 AM EDT
Last month, the President asked Counselor John Podesta to lead a comprehensive review of how “big data” – data sets so massive, diverse, or complex, that conventional technologies cannot adequately capture, store, or analyze them – will affect how Americans live and work. Senior administration officials have since begun to look at the implications of collecting, analyzing, and using such data for privacy, the economy, and public policy.
Posted byon February 21, 2014 at 1:45 PM EDT
The Office of Science and Technology is hosting and participating in a series of activities to highlight diverse STEM role models and the urgent need to help minority students across the country envision themselves as tomorrow’s discoverers, explorers, developers, and STEM innovators.
Posted byon February 6, 2014 at 12:04 PM EDT
Last week, marking the close of National Mentoring Month in January, the National Science Foundation hosted a Google+ Hangout that convened past winners Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM)—bestowed by the President each year upon extraordinary Americans who are guiding and shaping the next generation of STEM innovators.
Posted byon January 30, 2014 at 9:46 PM EDT
The President traveled around the country to discuss the four parts of the opportunity agenda he put forward in this year's State of the Union: 1) creating more new jobs; 2) training Americans with the skills to fill those jobs; 3) guaranteeing every child access to a world-class education; and 4) making sure hard work pays off.
Posted byon January 27, 2014 at 7:29 PM EDT
We at OSTP are geeking out about the news that among the esteemed guests who will be sitting with the First Lady during tomorrow’s State of the Union address will be 16-year old science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) all-star and “Maker” extraordinaire Joey Hudy, who, as a middle-schooler in 2012, gained national fame after demonstrating his surprisingly explosive invention for the President at the White House Science Fair.
NIH Announces $40M in Research Funding Opportunities to Advance the Administration's BRAIN InitiativePosted byon December 17, 2013 at 6:16 PM EDT
Today, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced that it is releasing solicitations that will provide $40 million in research funding to advance the Administration’s BRAIN Initiative, which President Obama unveiled on April 2, 2013, and which seeks to give “scientists the tools they need to get a dynamic picture of the brain in action and better understand how we think and how we learn and how we remember.”
Posted byon December 10, 2013 at 4:11 PM EDT
At the 2013 White House Science Fair, President Obama announced US2020, a campaign led by a coalition of leading tech companies and education non-profits to encourage companies to mobilize 20 percent of their STEM employees to complete 20 hours of STEM teaching or mentoring per year by the year 2020—with a focus on girls, minorities, and low-income youth. Today, the US2020 Initiative is moving ahead at full speed.
Posted byon December 6, 2013 at 11:32 AM EDT
One of the goals of President Obama’s innovation strategy is to accelerate the rate at which new inventions that result from federally funded research at the Nation’s universities and national labs move from the lab to the marketplace. Speeding that transition spurs the creation of new industries and jobs while addressing pressing challenges such as the need for clean sources of energy and treatments for debilitating diseases such as Alzheimer’s and cancer. Federal agencies have already developed a number of initiatives to increase the economic and societal impact of federally funded research.