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Posted byon January 14, 2015 at 1:46 PM EST
Every day, citizen scientists help advance scientific discovery and understanding. Two recent success stories demonstrate the enormous value of citizen science contributions.
Posted byon January 13, 2015 at 9:43 AM EST
On Saturday, NASA kicked off the New Year in a spectacular way with the launch of SpaceX's latest cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS). On Monday, the Dragon capsule arrived at the orbiting laboratory with more than two tons of supplies and science investigations for the crew in orbit. The success of this misson highlights how our investment in commercial space is bringing tangible benefits to the American people and enabling NASA to focus on future missions to deep space – to asteroids and Mars.
Posted byon January 12, 2015 at 12:25 PM EST
The Maker Education Initiative (Maker Ed) was formed in 2012 in response to President Obama’s “Educate to Innovate” campaign to help foster student interest in science, technology, engineering, and math through interactive programming. OSTP's Tom Kalil recently sat down with Trey Lathe, the Executive Director of Maker Ed, to hear more about the recent launch of this new project and how it is helping to broaden participation and engagement in STEM, a focus of last year’s White House Science Fair.
Posted byon January 6, 2015 at 5:08 PM EST
As the nation’s electric infrastructure is modernized, it is critically important to ensure that the collection of data is performed in a manner that yields the greatest benefits for consumers, while continuing to rigorously protect their privacy. The new Voluntary Code of Conduct for utilities and third parties will help protect consumer energy data.
Posted byon December 31, 2014 at 12:57 PM EST
To close out the year, we wanted to share with you the top-viewed videos that the White House released in 2014.
Posted byon December 29, 2014 at 4:00 PM EST
Take a look at the year in firsts, and be sure to stay tuned for lots more ways to engage in 2015.
Posted byon December 23, 2014 at 4:56 PM EST
In 2014, we welcomed makers, coders, gamers, Nobel Prize winners, student scientists, and broadcast meteorologists to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., and we adorned our halls with robots, 3D printers, and science projects. We've continued to gather top expert-geeks online to discuss a range of topics such as asteroids, superhero science, the science of cooking, and extreme weather.
Posted byon December 19, 2014 at 7:59 AM EST
The President and Mrs. Obama welcomed members of the American Jewish community to the White House to celebrate Hanukkah. For the second year, they hosted two receptions in the Grand Foyer of the White House.
Posted byon December 8, 2014 at 6:00 PM EST
Posted byon December 5, 2014 at 5:16 PM EST
It’s been a busy week here at the White House. In case you've missed some of our top stories this week, here’s a recap.