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Computer Science For All
Learn about President Obama’s bold new initiative to empower a generation of American students with the computer science skills they need to thrive in a digital economy.
January 30, 2016 at 6:05 AM ET by
Moving from Open Data to Open Knowledge: Announcing the Commerce Data Usability Project
The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), for instance, is an example of a Federal agency leading the charge on using open data to create real-world value.
January 29, 2016 at 9:59 AM ET by Jeffrey Chen, Tyrone Grandison, and Kristen Honey
The President’s Actions to Promote High-Skill Immigration
The Administration is making reforms to promote the kind of high-skilled immigration that has helped fuel America’s economic engine.
January 28, 2016 at 9:27 PM ET by
Calling All Microbiome-Science Champions!
The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy is issuing a national call to action for new commitments to microbiome research from all sectors.
January 27, 2016 at 10:27 AM ET by Jo Handelsman and Elizabeth Stulberg
Meet the Newest Presidential Innovation Fellows
Since its launch in 2012, more than 100 top innovators have been selected as entrepreneurs-in-residence.
January 26, 2016 at 2:25 PM ET by
, Garren Givens
Educating and Inspiring Students through Nanotechnology
New educational videos and a nanotech-enabled superhero contest are among new activities to educate and inspire students to prepare for high-tech jobs of the future.
January 25, 2016 at 1:17 PM ET by
, Lisa Friedersdorf
60 Communities Tackle Barriers to Learning Through the President's ConnectED Library Challenge
Over a hundred city and local officials met at the White House this week to discuss their progress on the President's ConnectED Library Challenge.
January 22, 2016 at 4:40 PM ET by Megan Smith and Kathryn K. Matthew
Students Attend 4th Annual State of STEM event
OSTP organizes post-State of the Union event to encourage students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math.
January 20, 2016 at 10:50 AM ET by Fae Jencks and Isabelle Styslinger
Renewable Electricity Progress Accelerated in 2015
Increasing electricity from renewable energy sources key to Administration's strategy to position U.S. as global clean energy leader.
January 13, 2016 at 4:40 PM ET by John P. Holdren and Bob Simon
Food and Agriculture for the 21st Century
The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy is calling for a new commitment to research and education in food and agriculture from all sectors.
January 13, 2016 at 2:16 PM ET by Jo Handelsman and Elizabeth Stulberg
Meeting People Where They Are
Learn all the ways you watch and engage online with the President's final State of the Union Address
January 10, 2016 at 6:04 PM ET by
A Call to Action at the Consumer Electronics Show
Megan Smith and Tom Kalil highlight ways that the Administration is helping build an Innovation Nation.
January 5, 2016 at 7:50 PM ET by
2015 in Review: The White House’s Year in Science and Technology
As we kick off 2016, we’re taking a look back at some of this year’s top moments for science and technology at the White House.
January 4, 2016 at 7:01 PM ET by
Celebrating the One-Year Anniversary of Disasters.data.gov
This month, OSTP celebrates the one-year anniversary of Disasters.data.gov, the first online clearinghouse for Federal datasets related to disasters.
December 30, 2015 at 6:48 PM ET by Tamara Dickinson and Dave Applegate
National Action Plan to Combat Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis
Administration outlines domestic and global activities needed to address a growing threat.
December 22, 2015 at 1:05 PM ET by Susan Monarez and Julie Schafer
Research Thrives on Diversity
Having a diversity of Federal agencies–rather than a single "Ministry of Science"–fund, support, and conduct science lets research thrive.
December 22, 2015 at 9:34 AM ET by Altaf H. (Tof) Carim
Changing the Game on Water Supply
Thanks to American innovation, solutions to water resource challenges are within reach.
December 15, 2015 at 11:00 AM ET by
New Report Describes Progress and Promise of Interagency Approach to Arctic Research
Today, the National Science and Technology Council is releasing a report on Arctic research activities being carried out by Federal agencies.
December 14, 2015 at 9:57 AM ET by Tamara Dickinson and Mike Kuperberg
Makers in the Military
OSTP's Tom Kalil and Stephanie Santoso learn more about the U.S. Navy's involvement in the maker movement.
December 10, 2015 at 11:14 AM ET by Tom Kalil and Stephanie Santoso
Improving Access to Earth Observations
Requesting public input on the new USGEO draft Common Framework for Earth-Observation Data.
December 9, 2015 at 1:57 PM ET by Timothy Stryker
Open Data and Innovation for Suicide Prevention: #MentalHealthHackathon
The Obama Administration is working with organizations across the United States to promote mental health and prevent suicide.
December 9, 2015 at 9:48 AM ET by DJ Patil and Kristen Honey
Administration Kicks off Computer Science Education Week
First-ever White House CS Tech Jam among events across the country marking seventh Computer Science Education Week.
December 8, 2015 at 10:30 AM ET by
, Jim Kurose, Joan Ferrini-Mundy, and Russ Shilling
American Innovation in Autonomous and Connected Vehicles
The Department of Transportation is moving one step closer to a future in which self-driving vehicles transform how we move while improving the safety of our streets.
December 7, 2015 at 3:53 PM ET by
John P. Holdren
Advancing Entrepreneurship at Home and Abroad
Looking back at the highlights of National Entrepreneurship Month in November.
December 3, 2015 at 6:10 PM ET by Tom Kalil and Doug Rand
One Year of Progress in Climate Education and Literacy
Today, OSTP celebrates the one-year anniversary of the Climate Education and Literacy Initiative.
December 3, 2015 at 2:12 PM ET by Laura Petes and Austin Brown
Making Every City a Startup City
OSTP's Terah Lyons sits down with the co-founders of the Telluride Venture Accelerator to discuss how to promote community entrepreneurship.
December 2, 2015 at 2:47 PM ET by Terah Lyons
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
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
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