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  • Meet the Exhibitors in the 2014 White House Science Fair

    The White House Science Fair features extraordinary science projects and experiments from some of America’s most innovative students. Find out more about the students participating in this year’s Science Fair.


  • Countdown to White House Science Fair: Meet Girl Scout Troop 2612 -- Bridge Designers, STEM Enthusiasts

    To share our excitement about the Fair -– and its focus this year on young women and girls in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) –- we’re introducing you to some of the stellar STEM females who are packing up their inventions and research projects and headed to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.


  • Challenging Mayors to Help Make a Difference

    In advance of the first-ever White House Maker Faire, mayors around the country are signing up to join the Mayors Maker Challenge, a call to action from mayors, challenging their peers to bolster Making in their own communities.


  • Continued Progress and Plans for Open Government Data

    Building upon the Administration’s Open Data progress, and in fulfillment of the Open Data Charter, today we are excited to release the U.S. Open Data Action Plan.


  • Continued Progress and Plans for Open Government Data

    Building upon the Administration’s Open Data progress, and in fulfillment of the Open Data Charter, today we are excited to release the U.S. Open Data Action Plan.


  • Reimagining the Chemistry Set for the 21st Century

    The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy has championed the use of prize competitions to source new ideas from citizen solvers and spur innovation. In order to find new ways to engage young people in STEM-related activities, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation recently partnered with the Society for Science & the Public on the SPARK (Science Play and Research Kit) Competition, a national prize competition to solicit ideas that reimagine the chemistry set for the 21st century.


  • Using Prizes to Engage Citizen Solvers: A Progress Report

    Today OSTP released its third annual comprehensive report detailing the use of prizes and competitions by Federal agencies to spur innovation, engage citizen solvers, address tough problems, and advance their core missions.


  • Innovation for Disaster Response and Recovery goes Global with State Department & USAID’s Tech Camp in the Philippines

    On May 5th and 6th, the U.S Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development will build on efforts to utilize innovation for disaster response and recovery efforts internationally by hosting a Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience Building TechCamp in the Philippines. Local civil society groups and technologists will roll up their sleeves and join forces to create innovative, low-cost tech-solutions to natural disasters, such as Typhoon Haiyan and the recent 7.2 magnitude earthquake in the Philippines.


  • Findings of the Big Data and Privacy Working Group Review


  • PCAST Releases Report on Big Data and Privacy

    Today, PCAST is releasing its analysis via a new report, Big Data: A Technological Perspective, which details the technical aspects of big data and privacy. The ubiquity of computing and electronic communication technologies has led to the exponential growth of data from both digital and analog sources. New technical abilities to gather, analyze, disseminate, and preserve vast quantities of data raise new concerns about the nature of privacy and the means by which individual privacy might be compromised or protected.


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