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  • Students Speak: I won the Google Science Fair

    In September, after beating out thousands of contestants from around the globe, Eric Chen, Ann Makosinski, Viney Kumar, and Elif Bilgin were triumphantly presented large, LEGO-made trophies as winners of the 2013 Google Science Fair. I recently asked the four winners about their experience at the Fair, plans for the future, and importance of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education.

  • We the Geeks: Student Startups

    Join us this Friday November 22, at 2:00 pm EST for a “We the Geeks” Google+ Hangout, called “Student Startups” – where leading student entrepreneurs and business moguls will talk about how anyone can cultivate a culture of entrepreneurship in his or her community.

  • Guest Blog: How I Transitioned to a High-Tech Job After 20 Years in the Military

    William Towery is a retired United States Army Chief Warrant Officer Three who received Fiber Optics Installer/Technician certifications and other certifications through the Warriors 4 Wireless pilot program. These certifications provided him with the necessary licenses for a new position at Dynis Tower Solutions, where he started as Wireless Communication Tower Technician in March, 2013.

  • President Obama Supports High School Redesign to Ensure Educational Excellence

    At a time when the cost of attending college continues to rise, too many African-American students are afraid to pursue higher education because they think it is too expensive and will burden their families with debt. But schools like P-TECH allow students to get a head start on their postsecondary education by allowing them to take college-level math and science courses.

  • We the Geeks Wrap Up: Don't Be Bored, Make Something

    Watch the latest We The Geeks, “Don’t Be Bored, Make Something,” to learn more about the coalition of citizens coming together to give U.S. students, entrepreneurs, and workers the ability to make almost anything.

  • Building a 21st Century Detroit

    A team of top municipal-government technology officials from across the nation led by the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy have landed in Detroit to begin two days of work as a partner to support Detroit’s vision for economic revitalization.

  • Coming Soon: Gadgets Gate-to-Gate

    After nine months of study and review, the Federal Aviation Administration outlined plans to relax some longstanding rules about when airline passengers can use portable electronic devices like tablets, eReaders, and smartphones during various phases of flight – as long as they stay in "airplane mode."

  • Open Government Progress

    Building on efforts to create more efficient, effective, and accountable governments, the Obama Administration issues a new report, outlining ambitious new open-government commitments

  • Open Data Building a Stronger Economy

    Every day young startups and large companies are using open government data to build new products and services that address real challenges for Americans. Fueled by open data, these enterprises are hiring people in cities and towns across the country. Open data are also helping the Federal Government to be more efficient, effective, data-driven, and transparent. We’ve seen the power of open government data in action—and it pays off.

  • After Sandy, Rebuilding Smarter with S&T

    As the solemn first anniversary of Hurricane Sandy’s landfall nears, communities along the East Coast continue to rebuild, taking lessons learned from an unprecedented disaster to ensure new infrastructure and services are stronger and smarter than before.The Federal Government has partnered with states, cities, communities, and other stakeholders to make the Sandy-affected region—and all of America—more resilient.