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  • Three Letters to the President: We Need to Invest in Our Schools and Teachers

    Three Americans wrote the President on why we need to invest in -- not cut -- the schools that need funding and resources the most.

  • See What These 10 People Said to the President About the Affordable Care Act:

    A number of people benefiting from the Affordable Care Act have written the President just to say "thank you" -- and the President met with 10 of those letter-writers here at the White House. Here are their stories.

  • Citizen Science Contributes to Advances in Scientific Understanding

    Every day, citizen scientists help advance scientific discovery and understanding. Two recent success stories demonstrate the enormous value of citizen science contributions.

  • Success in Commercial Space Continues

    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.

  • A New Resource for Bringing Making into Education

    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.

  • Protecting Consumer Privacy while Building a Smarter Grid

    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.

  • The Year in Review: The Most-Watched White House Videos of 2014

    To close out the year, we wanted to share with you the top-viewed videos that the White House released in 2014.

  • 2014: The Year in Firsts

    Take a look at the year in firsts, and be sure to stay tuned for lots more ways to engage in 2015.

  • 9 Ways We Geeked Out About Science and Technology in 2014

    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.

  • A Real Festival of Lights: Hanukkah at the White House 2014/5775

    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.