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  • Mentoring Tomorrow’s STEM Innovators

    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.


  • President Obama Travels the Country to Promote Opportunity for All

    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.


  • Introducing the All-Star Geeks of SoSTEM 2014!

    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 Initiative

    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.”


  • STEM Mentoring Initiative Gains Momentum

    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.


  • Partnering at the Speed of Business: University-Company Partnerships

    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.


  • New Report: The Economic Benefits of Extending Unemployment Insurance

    A new report argues that allowing Emergency Unemployment Compensation to expire would be harmful to millions of workers and their families, counterproductive to the economic recovery, and unprecedented in the context of previous extensions to earlier unemployment insurance programs.


  • Building a Smarter, More Efficient Government through “Pay for Success”

    Pay for Success is an innovative approach for the government to partner with philanthropic and private investors to fund proven and promising practices, significantly enhancing the return on taxpayer investments.


  • The Affordable Care Act: Making a Difference in our Neighborhoods

    HHS announced new primary care sites in 236 communities for 1.25 million additional patients, made possible by the Affordable Care Act.


  • Energy Independence, Military Readiness, and Economic Growth: Clean Energy Leads to National Security

    Dave Belote, Vice President for Federal Business at Apex Clean Energy, works to create mission-compatible renewable energy solutions for military installations, public lands, and the outer continental shelf.


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