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Posted byon December 12, 2014 at 9:48 AM EST
On Wednesday evening, the White House welcomed dozens of eager middle-school, high-school and college students to a special Computer Science Heroes Film Festival that recognized outstanding women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). The film festival was part of this week’s White House celebration of Computer Science Education Week.
Posted byon December 12, 2014 at 9:36 AM EST
This week, President Obama hosted the White House Summit on Early Childhood Education. OSTP's Maya Shankar recently sat down with Arianne Weldon, Director of the Get Georgia Reading Campaign and member of the team guiding the Georgia’s Talk With Me Baby initiative, an effort to “bridge the word gap” that develops between poor children and their more affluent peers during the first years of life. Arianne told Maya a little bit about her team’s work, new developments, and future plans.
Posted byon December 11, 2014 at 12:16 PM EST
Recently, OSTP's Deputy Director for Technology and Innovation Tom Kalil spoke with Ian Charnas, manager of Case Western Reserve University’s think[box]-- a makerspace and innovation center designed to provide students, staff, faculty and members of the public with the tools they need to create, build and invent.
Posted byon December 4, 2014 at 4:36 PM EST
In 2012, President Obama prioritized Pay for Success (PFS) as one of the key strategies in his second-term social innovation agenda. PFS is a rapidly expanding approach to funding social services that is making great progress around the country.
Posted byon November 26, 2014 at 9:30 AM EST
On Wednesday, November 26th, President Obama will announce the National Thanksgiving Turkey and, once again, we’re inviting the American people to decide which bird takes the title.
Posted byon October 30, 2014 at 1:00 PM EST
Khadra Mohamed is being honored as a Promoting Citizenship in the Workplace Champion of Change.
Posted byon October 20, 2014 at 8:23 AM EST
Last week, the President held a town hall meeting at a collaborative work space in Los Angeles to discuss a wide range of issues of core importance to entrepreneurs, especially entrepreneurs from the millenial generation.
Posted byon October 3, 2014 at 7:25 PM EST
This week, President Obama talked about a new foundation for a 21st century economy and welcomed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the White House; Vice President Biden and Secretary of Labor Tom Perez announced the fourth round of TAACCCT grants; and the economy saw its 55th straight month of private-sector job gains.
Posted byon October 1, 2014 at 5:58 PM EST
Tens of thousands of people shared what raising the federal minimum wage to $10.10 would mean to them personally, or to their communities. Read some of those stories on our interactive map here.
Posted byon September 16, 2014 at 12:53 PM EST
The White House hosts "We the Geeks: Miss America" to hear from the Miss America STEM scholarship winners as they share their stories from crowns to classrooms, personal role models, and advice for the next generation of women in STEM.