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Posted byon July 29, 2013 at 9:44 AM EST
Last Tuesday, the White House honored 14 Open Government and Civic Hacking Champions of Change—extraordinary Americans working to improve their communities through technology, innovation, and civic participation. As entrepreneurs, innovators, organizers, and community leaders, these “Champions of Change” have made a tremendous positive impact.
Posted byon July 23, 2013 at 9:51 AM EST
Last week, the White House hosted another installment of its “We the Geeks” Google Hangout series, this time on “The Stuff Superheroes Are Made Of.” The Hangout featured top innovators working to develop materials and technologies that can enable real-life “superpowers” such as invisibility and super strength. Some of the participants even demoed their wares live on the air.
Posted byon July 17, 2013 at 2:15 PM EST
On Friday, June 19th, "We the Geeks" will be hosting a Google+ Hangout on "The Stuff Superheroes Are Made Of."
Regional Round-up: Support for President Obama's Plan to Cut Carbon Pollution and Combat Climate ChangePosted byon June 27, 2013 at 5:45 PM EST
President Obama announced his efforts to combat climate change on Tuesday. Here's what the media is saying.
State-by-State Reports: President Obama's Plan to Cut Carbon Pollution and Prepare for Consequences of Climate ChangePosted byon June 26, 2013 at 12:00 PM EST
State-by-state reports detail the impacts of extreme weather and pollution across the country, and explain how President Obama's plan will help cut carbon pollution and prepare states for the impacts of climate change that can't be avoided.
Posted byon June 25, 2013 at 12:00 PM EST
A year ago this month, OSTP and the National Science Foundation (NSF) launched the US Ignite initiative to jumpstart the development of software applications able to take advantage of the Nation’s growing but underutilized network of very-high-speed, gigabyte/second Internet connections. On Tuesday, at the US Ignite Partnership’s Application Summit in Chicago, IL, NSF and Mozilla announced the winners of the $500,000 Mozilla Ignite Challenge.
Posted byon June 25, 2013 at 10:48 AM EST
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 14, 2013 at 5:14 PM EST
On Friday, President Obama welcomed the 2012 WNBA champion Indiana Fever to the White House.
Posted byon May 28, 2013 at 4:46 PM EST
Honoring Harvey Milk Champions of Change
Posted byon May 28, 2013 at 12:47 PM EST
Champion Karen Clark discusses her experience of 32 years in the Minnesota House of Reps., working on behalf of the economically and socially disadvantaged.