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President Obama Welcomes Student Entrepreneurs to the White House
Last week, as part of National Entrepreneurship Month, President Obama welcomed six winners of nationwide student entrepreneurship competitions to the White House.
November 30, 2015 at 5:10 PM ET by Jennifer Erickson
Winners Announced for the National Climate Game Jam
Take a look at the top games prototyped at October's National Climate Game Jam—part of the Climate Education and Literacy Initiative.
November 30, 2015 at 3:30 PM ET by Hannah Safford and Peg Steffen
Honoring NASA's Katherine Johnson, STEM Pioneer
President Obama bestowed the Medal of Freedom to Johnson, a NASA mathematician who calculated and verified the travel trajectories that took the first Americans to space.
November 30, 2015 at 10:37 AM ET by Knatokie Ford
PCAST Recommends Actions to Catalyze and Support Private-Sector Adaptation Efforts to Climate Change
President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology letter report reviewed efforts to help the private sector adapt to the impacts of climate change.
November 25, 2015 at 10:07 AM ET by Rosina Bierbaum, Michael McQuade, and Maxine Savitz
Mapping the Earth’s Microbiomes
Today, the NSTC released a new report on Federal investments in microbiome research.
November 20, 2015 at 4:14 PM ET by Elizabeth Stulberg and Jo Handelsman
Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the U.S. Global Change Research Program
Today, the U.S. Global Change Research Program celebrates 25 years of work to understand, assess, predict, and respond to process of global change.
November 16, 2015 at 9:50 AM ET by John P. Holdren, Tamara Dickinson, Mike Kuperberg, and Afua Bruce
How America’s Lab Leaders Are Powering Regional Economic Growth
Earlier this month, the White House hosted a forum to discuss how the nation's innovative labs are powering regional economic growth.
November 16, 2015 at 9:15 AM ET by Jason Miller, Tom Kalil, and Ali Zaidi
Raising Youth Voices at COP21 Through the Climate Education and Literacy Initiative
Institutions are coming together to launch the #Youth4Climate – Road to COP21 campaign to raise the voice of youth in climate action.
November 12, 2015 at 11:41 AM ET by Frank Niepold, Matthew Garcia, and Laura Petes
Building Trust and Protecting Privacy: Progress on the President’s Precision Medicine Initiative
Today, the White House is releasing the Privacy and Trust Principles for the President’s Precision Medicine Initiative.
November 9, 2015 at 3:51 PM ET by Jo Handelsman and DJ Patil
A New Paradigm for Government: Adopting an Outcomes Mindset
Last week, the White House hosted leaders who are advancing a series of new tools that are helping government to drive better outcomes.
November 6, 2015 at 12:04 PM ET by
Big Announcements in Big Data
This week, the National Science Foundation announced new Big Data Hubs and the release of a solicitation for the new Big Data Spokes Initiative.
November 4, 2015 at 4:16 PM ET by Tom Kalil, Jim Kurose, and Fen Zhao
State, Tribal, and Local Leaders Take Steps to Advance National Ocean Policy
Recently, State, tribal, and local leaders charged with coordinating national ocean policies across jurisdictions reconvened at the White House.
November 2, 2015 at 4:08 PM ET by Beth Kerttula
Democratizing Access to Capital During National Entrepreneurship Month
OSTP looks at some ways that the Administration is supporting inclusive entrepreneurship in the United States.
November 2, 2015 at 3:47 PM ET by Doug Rand
Legacies of Hurricane Sandy: Science and Technology for a More Resilient Nation
On the third anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, taking a look at the ways that the storm accelerated the use of science to inform disaster planning.
October 29, 2015 at 5:52 PM ET by Tamara Dickinson and Kevin V. Werner
A National Biosafety and Biosecurity System in the United States
Administration releases joint memo to agencies, plans for enhancing biosafety and biosecurity at infectious disease laboratories.
October 29, 2015 at 2:30 PM ET by
Lisa O. Monaco
John P. Holdren
Enhancing National Preparedness to Space-Weather Events
Today, OSTP hosted an event and announced new materials and commitments to enhance national space-weather preparedness.
October 29, 2015 at 2:00 PM ET by Tamara Dickinson and Bill Murtagh
Applying the Innovation Toolkit to Bring Cancer Nanotechnology Inventions to Market
The Nanotechnology Startup Challenge for Cancer employs a range of innovative strategies to bring cancer nanotechnology inventions to market.
October 29, 2015 at 10:48 AM ET by Lloyd Whitman and Jenn Gustetic
The Police Data Initiative: A 5-Month Update
Since the launch in May, five additional agencies have committed to opening key data on police interactions with their communities.
October 27, 2015 at 4:01 PM ET by
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Advancing Open and Citizen-Centered Government
Today, the United States released our third Open Government National Action Plan.
October 27, 2015 at 2:47 PM ET by Mary Beth Goodman and Megan Smith
Cancer Diagnostics in the Developing World
Today, OSTP hosted a roundtable meeting on innovative cancer diagnostics in the developing world.
October 26, 2015 at 5:37 PM ET by Jo Handelsman and Robbie Barbero
PCAST Recommends Changes to Promote Innovation in Hearing Technologies
President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology letter report investigated age-related mild to moderate hearing loss.
October 26, 2015 at 1:10 PM ET by Christine Cassel and Ed Penhoet
Building Momentum for Open Innovation
Looking back on the past few weeks of celebrating open innovation across the Federal government.
October 22, 2015 at 12:25 PM ET by Tom Kalil and Jenn Gustetic
From Science Fiction to Science Fact
Tell us your ideas for using science fiction as a source of inspiration, and for stimulating additional collaborations between innovators.
October 21, 2015 at 12:50 PM ET by
President Obama Honors Extraordinary Scientists who Advanced Our Understanding of the Natural World
Claudio Pelligrini and Charles V. Shank receive the 2015 Enrico Fermi Presidential Award.
October 21, 2015 at 9:54 AM ET by Fae Jencks
A Nanotechnology-Inspired Grand Challenge for Future Computing
Today, the White House is announcing a grand challenge to develop transformational computing capabilities by combining innovations in multiple scientific disciplines.
October 20, 2015 at 6:00 AM ET by Lloyd Whitman, Randy Bryant, and Tom Kalil
Openly Licensed Educational Resources: Providing Equitable Access to Education for All Learners
The Federal government is supporting the use of open educational resources to provide equitable access to quality education.
October 19, 2015 at 9:18 AM ET by Richard Culatta, Sunshine Ison, and Nancy Weiss
Looking to the Stars for Inspiration at White House Astronomy Night
In addition to the White House event, communities across the country are hosting Astronomy Nights to gaze up at the stars.
October 16, 2015 at 7:30 PM ET by Meredith Drosback
The Lost History: Help Us Find the Declaration of Sentiments
The Declaration of Sentiments is the foundational document for women's rights, drafted in Seneca Falls, New York, in 1848 — and as far as we can tell, it's missing.
October 14, 2015 at 4:30 PM ET by
Progress on the Administration’s Clean Energy Investment Initiative
OSTP's Tom Kalil chats with the co-founders of Spark Thermionics, who are benefiting from actions made under the Administration's Clean Energy Investment Initiative.
October 14, 2015 at 2:20 PM ET by Tom Kalil
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