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Preparing for the Future of Artificial Intelligence
Today, we're announcing a new series of workshops and an interagency working group to learn more about the benefits and risks of artificial intelligence.
May 3, 2016 at 3:01 PM ET by Ed Felten
Announcing a New Study on Science & Technology for Drinking-Water Safety
The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) is beginning a new study to help inform action to ensure safe drinking water in the United States.
April 26, 2016 at 10:07 AM ET by Rosina Bierbaum and Christine Cassel
Collaboration Gives Federal Government Citizen Science and Crowdsourcing a New Home on the Web
This week, the White House announced the launch of CitizenScience.gov, the new hub for citizen science and crowdsourcing initiatives in the public sector.
April 14, 2016 at 10:03 AM ET by Jenn Gustetic, Kelly Olson, and Anne Bowser
Get Ex-Sci-ted and Tune In to the Largest-Ever White House Science Fair!
This afternoon, President Obama will host the sixth and final White House Science Fair of his Administration.
April 13, 2016 at 6:00 AM ET by Hannah Safford
Celebrating a Week of Science
This week, we at the White House are celebrating a #WeekOfScience!
April 12, 2016 at 5:09 PM ET by Hannah Safford
Supporting Responsible Development of Nanotechnology
Recent reports highlight the continued Federal commitment to understanding and managing the environmental, health, and safety aspects of nanotechnology.
April 11, 2016 at 2:20 PM ET by
, Treye Thomas
Engaging Students in the Virtual Student Foreign Service
OSTP’s Tom Kalil learns more about how the U.S. Department of State’s Virtual Student Foreign Service is advancing President Obama’s Open Government Initiative.
April 11, 2016 at 1:50 PM ET by
Science Fair 2016: Meet the Next Generation of America's Innovators
Meet the students who will be exhibiting their fascinating and innovative projects at the 2016 White House Science Fair.
April 8, 2016 at 9:00 AM ET by
The Deepening Story of How Climate Change Threatens Human Health
Climate change—driven by human emissions of greenhouse gases--threatens public health, and this threat will grow as climate change progresses.
April 4, 2016 at 1:04 PM ET by John Holdren, Gina McCarthy, Vivek Murthy, and Kathryn Sullivan
Saving Lives and Improving Health Care through Innovation in Organ Donations and Transplants
The White House, in collaboration with HHS, announces a Summit to highlight initiatives to shorten the time to receive life-saving organs.
April 1, 2016 at 7:10 PM ET by
, Dr. Mary Wakefield
Shining a Light on Untold Stories in STEM
“Read All About It” and See How You Can Help Change the Image of STEM
March 31, 2016 at 9:52 AM ET by Jo Handelsman, Megan Smith, and Knatokie Ford
Announcing the 2016 White House Science Fair
Six years ago, President Obama made history by hosting the first-ever White House Science Fair. We're excited to host the 6th and final one of his Administration!
March 30, 2016 at 9:36 AM ET by Fae Jencks
Jump-Starting K-5 Computer-Science Education
OSTP’s Tom Kalil spoke with John Pearce of MV GATE, a California non-profit that is bringing CS education to schools in an innovative way.
March 25, 2016 at 2:41 PM ET by
Water Sustainability through Nanotechnology: Nanoscale Solutions for a Global-Scale Challenge
A new Nanotechnology Signature Initiative will accelerate R&D that applies the unique properties of engineered nanomaterials to address our Nation’s water challenges.
March 23, 2016 at 10:00 AM ET by
, Lisa Friedersdorf
Working Together to Build a Sustainable Water Future
Today, as part of World Water Day, the White House is hosting a Water Summit to catalyze ideas and actions to build a sustainable water future in the United States.
March 22, 2016 at 6:00 AM ET by Hannah Safford
New Investments to Help Unlock the Mysteries of the Brain
The President’s 2017 Budget proposes increasing funding for the BRAIN Initiative to more than $434 million. We invite organizations to help advance the Initiative.
March 21, 2016 at 9:00 AM ET by Tom Kalil, Noemie Levy, and Robbie Barbero
A Year of Progress: The One-Year Anniversary of the TechHire Initiative
One year later, TechHire grows to 50 communities – communities that have placed thousands of individuals in high-paying tech jobs.
March 18, 2016 at 5:01 PM ET by
, Ryan Burke
Startup in a Day and more: Modernizing Entrepreneurs’ Experience of Government through Innovation
The President and this Administration are committed to modernizing the experience of government for the American people by leveraging advances in tech and innovation.
March 18, 2016 at 3:09 PM ET by
What Makes a Mineral “Critical”?
A systematic approach to screening minerals for potential criticality was developed by Federal agencies, as described in a National Science and Technology Council report.
March 18, 2016 at 10:46 AM ET by Altaf H. (Tof) Carim
My Data: Empowering All Americans with Personal Data Access
Consumers empowered with their own data are in the driver’s seat to make informed choices.
March 15, 2016 at 1:47 PM ET by Kristen Honey, Phaedra Chrousos, and Tom Black
Supporting Active and Connected Lives as More Americans Live Longer
President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology report identifies technologies and policies that can add to older Americans’ independence.
March 15, 2016 at 10:38 AM ET by Christine Cassel and Ed Penhoet
Tackling Harmful Algal Blooms
Earlier this year, an interagency working group released a research plan and action strategy for combating harmful algal blooms.
March 15, 2016 at 10:00 AM ET by W. Russell Callender, Joel Beauvais, and Beth Kerttula
Advancing Implementation of the National Strategy for the Arctic Region
Today, the White House released two reports focused on the Arctic Region: the 2015 Implementation Progress Report and 2016 Implementation Framework
March 9, 2016 at 1:56 PM ET by John P. Holdren, Amy Pope, and Mark Brzezinski
Announcing June 17-23 as a Week of Making
Building on President Obama’s Nation of Makers initiative, the 2016 National Week of Making will be June 17-23 and the National Maker Faire will be June 18-19.
March 9, 2016 at 11:27 AM ET by Tom Kalil and Andrew Coy
Clarifying Current Roles and Responsibilities for Biotechnology Products
In a public meeting on March 9, representatives from the Federal government will discuss efforts to modernize the biotech regulatory system.
March 7, 2016 at 5:26 PM ET by Robbie Barbero and James Kim
Precision Medicine for a Healthier Future
Initiative aims to accelerate a new era of medicine that delivers the right treatment at the right time to the right person.
February 26, 2016 at 11:07 AM ET by Dr. Jo Handelsman
Celebrating National Engineers Week
In recognition of National Engineers Week (#EWeek2016), engineers on the OSTP staff share their insights.
February 24, 2016 at 3:46 PM ET by Meredith Drosback
Accelerating Materials Development for a Clean-Energy Future
A new initiative, the Energy Materials Network, will accelerate innovation around the clean-energy manufacturing industry's most pressing materials challenges.
February 24, 2016 at 2:30 PM ET by
, Megan Brewster, and Reuben Sarkar
Now Available: A Library of Opportunity
Open eBooks is now available to millions of students offering unprecedented access to thousands of digital books.
February 24, 2016 at 7:00 AM ET by
R. David Edelman
PCAST Releases Technology and the Future of Cities Report to the President
President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology report recommends ways to make the most of technology and innovation opportunities for cities.
February 23, 2016 at 3:30 PM ET by Mark Gorenberg, Craig Mundie, Eric Schmidt, and Marjory Blumenthal