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Posted byon June 25, 2013 at 11:48 AM EDT
When I think of citizen science, I think of points of enlightenment spreading over a map, literally filling it with new knowledge. Each point represents a person who is making an important contribution to science, who is learning a lot, and who is likely to be engaged in conserving the phenomenon they’re studying.
Posted byon June 24, 2013 at 9:07 AM EDT
Two years ago today, President Obama launched the Materials Genome Initiative (MGI), a collaborative endeavor of the public and private sectors designed to double the pace of innovation, manufacture, and deployment of high-tech materials in America.Today, universities, companies, Federal agencies, and other partners announced more than twenty new commitments to kick-start an ambitious third year for the MGI.
Posted byon June 20, 2013 at 1:20 PM EDT
Democratic and Republican state and local officials from all over the country are speaking out about the need for commonsense immigration reform. See what officials from the midwest United States had to say.
Posted byon June 18, 2013 at 12:57 PM EDT
Carol F. Burton is being honored as a Champion of Change for her dedication to the well-being of children of incarcerated parents.
Posted byon June 17, 2013 at 4:13 PM EDT
Dave Becker is being honored as a White House Champion of Change for his leadership and commitment to libraries and museums around the United States.
Posted byon June 14, 2013 at 12:00 AM EDT
Welcome to West Wing Week, your guide to everything that's happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
Posted byon June 13, 2013 at 8:47 AM EDT
Scott Menzel is being honored as a White House Champion of Change for his leadership and commitment to the ideals of the YMCA.
Posted byon June 12, 2013 at 9:15 AM EDT
On Monday, President Obama announced his intent to appoint Betsey Stevenson, an economist at the University of Michigan focusing on labor, women, and families, to the Council of Economic Advisers.
Posted byon June 11, 2013 at 5:32 PM EDT
Cecilia Muñoz sends a message to the White House email list, asking people to share their American stories.
Posted byon May 28, 2013 at 5:57 PM EDT
Last week, we released the 2012 Arrestee Drug Abuse Monitoring Annual Report (ADAM II), a long running study that reveals the percentage of arrestees in certain U.S. cities/counties testing positive for at least one illegal drug at the time of arrest. Typically, however, the annual ADAM report does not include findings about alcohol use. Why? Here are three reasons.