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Posted byon October 9, 2014 at 9:13 AM EDT
On September 30, OSTP hosted the White House BRAIN (Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies) Conference. The event was held to highlight recent progress and next steps on the President's BRAIN Initiative. Conference participants included representatives from academia, philanthropic foundations, companies, and several students from the National Academy of Engineering Grand Challenge Scholars Program. OSTP sat down with two of the Scholars to hear about their experiences at the conference.
Posted byon October 8, 2014 at 11:51 AM EDT
Today the U.S. Office of Personal Management (OPM) and the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy (OSTP) welcomed more than 50 Federal innovators to the White House to celebrate the key contributions of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) professionals working in our Government. Every day, these STEM employees conduct scientific research; collect and analyze measurements of Earth; inform policy decisions; and carry out programs that help grow our Nation’s economy, boost national security, and protect public health and our environment.
Vice President Biden at the Reopening of Joplin High School: “We Never Stop. And We Always Rebuild.”Posted byon October 6, 2014 at 11:17 AM EDT
Vice President Biden and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan return to Joplin to celebrate the reopening of Joplin High School.
Posted byon October 6, 2014 at 10:47 AM EDT
At the first-ever White House Game Jam in September, more than 100 game developers plus 35 teachers, learning researchers, and students gathered together to develop compelling educational software to help teach complex school subjects.
Posted byon October 2, 2014 at 3:40 PM EDT
Posted byon October 1, 2014 at 12:32 PM EDT
Patricia Cortez is being honored as a Latino Educator Champion of Change.
Posted byon September 29, 2014 at 1:05 PM EDT
The program is called TAACCCT -- that stands for Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training. As acronyms go, I’m not going to say it’s our very best work. But as a commitment to building a 21st century workforce, as a tool to prepare people for the jobs of today and tomorrow, it is second-to-none.
Posted byon September 26, 2014 at 1:49 PM EDT
At a meeting of the Open Government Partnership at the United Nations, President Obama announced four new and expanded open government initiatives to promote open education, helping teachers and students across the world.
Posted byon September 26, 2014 at 12:19 PM EDT
Pedro A. Rivera is being honored as a Latino Educator Champion of Change.
Posted byon September 26, 2014 at 12:15 PM EDT
Leonel Popol is being honored as a Latino Educator Champion of Change.