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Somos Geeks: Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month
On Thursday, October 15, OSTP will host a special episode of "We The Geeks" to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month
October 13, 2015 at 9:46 AM ET by Knatokie Ford
Increasing the Use of Data Science in U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers
Robbie Barbero and Noemie Levy
October 8, 2015 at 10:15 AM ET by Robbie Barbero and Noemie Levy
Incorporating Natural Infrastructure and Ecosystem Services in Federal Decision-Making
Today, the Administration released a new memorandum directing Federal agencies to factor the value of ecosystem services into Federal planning and decision-making.
October 7, 2015 at 2:30 PM ET by Tamara Dickinson, Timothy Male, Ali Zaidi
Celebrating the Five-Year Anniversary of Challenge.gov with More Than 20 New Prizes
Today and tomorrow, the Administration is helping organize two events to celebrate the use of prizes and challenges for societal benefit.
October 6, 2015 at 10:46 PM ET by Tom Kalil, Dave Wilkinson, and Jenn Gustetic
The People and Teams that Power High-Impact Incentive Prizes
This week, the Administration is helping organize two events to celebrate the use of prizes and challenges for societal benefit.
October 5, 2015 at 7:42 PM ET by Jenn Gustetic and Kelly Olson
Celebrating National Manufacturing Day
Last week, White House staff joined people across the country in celebrating National Manufacturing Day.
October 5, 2015 at 4:48 PM ET by Jason Miller and Megan Smith
Celebrating the 5 Year Anniversary of Blue Button & Open Health Data
The Federal government has come a long way in open health data since the launch of the Blue Button five years ago.
October 1, 2015 at 11:28 AM ET by DJ Patil and Maya Uppaluru
Building Partnerships for Suicide Prevention
Using data for new opportunities to strengthen mental health awareness and suicide prevention as part of Global Suicide Prevention Month and Global Mental Health Day
September 30, 2015 at 5:23 PM ET by
, Jo Handelsman
Accelerating Citizen Science and Crowdsourcing to Address Societal and Scientific Challenges
Today, the White House is hosting a forum on citizen science and crowdsourcing.
September 30, 2015 at 6:00 AM ET by Tom Kalil and Dave Wilkinson
Calling Citizen Scientists: You Can Help When Disasters Strike!
Citizen science can help support disaster preparedness, response, and recovery.
September 28, 2015 at 4:05 PM ET by Jenn Gustetic, Jacqueline R. Meszaros, and Hannah Safford
What Basic Research Means to You
The results and impacts of basic research are sometimes unpredictable and unexpected, which is partly why it's so important. Thanks for sharing your favorite examples.
September 25, 2015 at 6:34 PM ET by Altaf Carim and Jo Handelsman
Announcing the National Climate Game Jam
On October 2-4, teams across the country will participate in a National Climate Game Jam.
September 25, 2015 at 3:43 PM ET by Hannah Safford and Peg Steffen
This October, the White House Celebrates Over $150 Million in Prize Competitions Since 2010
Announcing events on October 7 and 8 celebrating the successes of prizes and challenges in solving complex problems.
September 21, 2015 at 2:42 PM ET by Jenn Gustetic
On the Passing of White House Staffer Jake Brewer:
Chief Technology Officer Megan Smith offered the following statement on the passing of White House staffer Jake Brewer.
September 20, 2015 at 5:11 PM ET by
We Stand with Ahmed (and We Hope He'll Join Us for Astronomy Night):
U.S. Chief Data Scientist D.J. Patil shares why he's proud to see people across the country standing up for innovation and intellectual curiosity today.
September 16, 2015 at 8:00 PM ET by
Launching a Smart Cities Initiative to Tackle City Challenges with Innovative Approaches
Over $160M in Federal research investments and more than 25 new technology collaborations to help cities solve problems announced at the Smart Cities Forum this week.
September 16, 2015 at 3:03 PM ET by Dan Correa
Advancing Equity and Empowerment in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)
OSTP highlights ways in which the Administration is working to broaden participation in STEM.
September 15, 2015 at 6:09 PM ET by Jo Handelsman and Danielle Carnival
Designing Federal Programs with the American People in Mind
The President signs an Executive Order to establish the first-ever Social and Behavioral Science Team (SBST) to design human-centered federal programs.
September 15, 2015 at 2:19 PM ET by
Open Science and Innovation: Of the People, By the People, For the People
On September 30, the White House will host a live-webcast forum on citizen science and crowdsourcing.
September 9, 2015 at 11:21 AM ET by Jenn Gustetic, Kristen Honey, and Lea Shanley
Launching the Clean Energy Solutions for Remote Communities Call-to-Action
The Administration is launching a new initiative to catalyze investment in clean energy solutions for remote communities.
September 8, 2015 at 11:57 AM ET by Austin Brown
Using Human-Centered Design to Make Government Work Better and Cost Less
OSTP's Tom Kalil learns more about how USDA is using human-centered design to improve the National School Lunch Program.
September 4, 2015 at 5:02 PM ET by Tom Kalil
Using New Elevation Data to Explore the Arctic
The Administration announces a collaboration to use high-resolution satellite imagery from DigitalGlobe to produce Digital Elevation Models of Alaska and the Arctic.
September 2, 2015 at 11:45 PM ET by Fabien Laurier, Hannah Safford
What I Saw in Alaska
OSTP Director John Holdren reflects on the two days he and other senior OSTP officials spent traveling in Alaska this past weekend.
September 1, 2015 at 10:09 AM ET by
John P. Holdren
Using Green Infrastructure to Enhance Coastal Resilience
Today, the Administration released a new report on the role of green infrastructure can help enhance coastal resilience, with associated research recommendations.
August 27, 2015 at 5:05 PM ET by Tamara Dickinson
Next Steps in Developing the Precision Medicine Initiative
The President's Precision Medicine Initiative is looking for new activities that will help make this important program a reality.
August 21, 2015 at 7:48 PM ET by
, Stephanie Devaney
White House Astronomy Night: A Celebration of Science, Technology, and Space
Scientists and amateur astronomers are also invited to host events and expand access to STEM experiences for the next generation of scientists, engineers, and inventors
August 21, 2015 at 5:32 PM ET by Meredith Drosback and Tamara Dickinson
Creating Smarter Cities through Science, Technology and Civic Participation
In advance of a White House Smart Cities event in mid-September, readers are invited to submit thoughts and potential commitments to help cities become smarter.
August 21, 2015 at 9:18 AM ET by Dan Correa
Entrepreneurs, Start-Ups and the American Economy: Celebrating National Start-up Day Across America
Megan Smith and Thomas Kalil highlight the importance of inclusive entrepreneurship and celebrating our start-up teams across the country.
August 19, 2015 at 6:00 PM ET by
Announcing the Back-to-School Climate Education Event at the White House
OSTP is bringing together a diverse group of high school students, educators, and key education leaders for a climate education event that will also be livestreamed.
August 17, 2015 at 6:06 PM ET by Laura Petes and Miriam Posner
Ambassador Mark Brzezinski Appointed Executive Director of the Arctic Executive Steering Committee
OSTP Director John P. Holdren welcomes Ambassador Mark Brzezinski, the newly appointed Executive Director of the U.S. Government's Arctic Executive Steering Committee.
August 13, 2015 at 5:57 PM ET by
John P. Holdren