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  • STEM for Students on the Silver Screen

    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.

  • Talk With Me Baby! Increasing Early Learning Opportunities for Every Child in Georgia

    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.

  • Making Makers in Cleveland

    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.

  • Pay for Success: Spreading What Works and Sharing What We Know Across the U.S.

    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.

  • America’s Next Top Turkey: Vote for the 2014 National Thanksgiving Turkey

    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.

  • Somali Women’s Advancement in Ohio: "New Americans Initiative"

    Khadra Mohamed is being honored as a Promoting Citizenship in the Workplace Champion of Change.

  • “Entrepreneurship is in the DNA of this Generation”: The President’s Innovation Town Hall

    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.

  • Weekly Wrap Up: September 29 - October 3

    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.

  • You Told Us: Here's What Raising the Wage Means to You

    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.

  • We the Geeks: Miss America

    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.