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Posted byon October 23, 2013 at 8:42 AM EDT
On October 2nd, the University of Wisconsin – Madison and the Howard G. Buffett Foundation announced the launch of a new prize that aims to inspire the next generation of agricultural innovators and entrepreneurs. The “Agricultural Innovation Prize: Powered by 40 Chances,” is a student-led, student-focused competition established by the University of Wisconsin-Madison in collaboration with USDA and funded by the Howard G. Buffett Foundation.
Posted byon October 22, 2013 at 11:14 AM EDT
The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013 wrapped up, but even though the sun has set at the Solar Decathlon village and students have gone home, their hard work is having a lasting effect on sustainable design and our nation’s clean energy leaders.
Posted byon October 21, 2013 at 5:12 PM EDT
We're excited to announce the opportunity for our Instagram followers to take a special tour of the Jacqueline Kennedy Garden, the Rose Garden, and the South Lawn, including the White House Kitchen Garden.
Posted byon October 17, 2013 at 4:20 PM EDT
October is “National Cyber Security Awareness Month.” With our world ever more connected to the Internet – our phones, our tablets, even our cars – cybersecurity matters to everyone.
Posted byon September 27, 2013 at 1:40 PM EDT
We the People, the White House petitions platform, turns two years old
Posted byon September 24, 2013 at 3:36 PM EDT
Yesterday marked the one year anniversary of the Equal Futures Partnership—a global collaboration aimed at advancing women’s and girls’ economic and political participation. For the United States, stepping up to this challenge has included important work to open doors to quality education and high-paying career opportunities for women and girls in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields.
Posted byon September 20, 2013 at 3:34 PM EDT
Recently, OSTP's Deputy Director for Technology and Innovation, Tom Kalil, interviewed Lina Nilsson, the co-founder of a non-profit organization committed to lowering the cost of biological research in developing countries and expanding access to hands-on science learning in schools and colleges. Lina was recently named one of MIT Technology Review’s “35 Innovators under 35.”
Join a White House Google+ Hangout with Energy Secretary Moniz & EPA Administrator McCarthy Moderated by GristPosted byon September 20, 2013 at 1:00 PM EDT
Want to know more about President Obama's Climate Action Plan? Join us Monday, September 23rd at 12:15 p.m. EDT for a White House Google+ Hangout with Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy, and moderated by Lisa Hymas, Senior Editor of Grist.org.
Posted byon September 18, 2013 at 5:47 PM EDT
When students excel in math and science—when they see themselves as the builders, programmers, discoverers and inventors of our future—they help America compete for jobs and industries of the future. To make that happen, it’s important to inspire more kids to get excited about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
Posted byon September 16, 2013 at 2:47 PM EDT
One way the Administration is working to bolster broadband deployment is by reducing barriers for companies to install broadband infrastructure on Federal properties and roads. Last year, President Obama signed an Executive Order to make broadband construction projects along Federal roadways and properties cheaper and more efficient. Today, we are announcing new steps to build on this progress, including the launch of several new tools and resources to help make it easier for companies to build out high-speed Internet, particularly in underserved communities.