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Posted byon March 12, 2015 at 5:45 PM EDT
The President is hosting the fifth White House Science Fair on March 23, welcoming more than one hundred of the nation’s brightest young minds with some showcasing innovative inventions, discoveries, and science projects. The President will meet with and congratulate these students, who, as budding engineers, scientists, and researchers are on deck to help solve some of the greatest challenges of our time.
Posted byon January 30, 2015 at 5:20 PM EDT
Whether in information technology, health care, or other growing industries, there are more jobs now that offer higher wages and an important step up into the middle class. Here’s the chart to prove it.
Posted byon January 21, 2015 at 1:05 PM EDT
A year ago, I returned to California after working on the rescue team to fix Healthcare.gov. I slept for a couple of weeks, and I began the task of processing what I had seen and done. I knew that Healthcare.gov was the most important work I had been a part of. I saw that technology in parts of the government was in bad shape.
Posted byon December 17, 2014 at 10:59 AM EDT
A coalition of Federal agencies, including the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and United States Geological Survey (USGS), is launching the Nutrient Sensor Challenge—an open-innovation competition to accelerate the development and deployment of affordable sensors that can measure nutrients in aquatic environments.
Posted byon December 8, 2014 at 9:31 AM EDT
Posted byon December 5, 2014 at 11:00 AM EDT
The White House supported a range of activities in recognition of November as National Entrepreneurship Month, reaffirming the Administration's commitment to help entrepreneurs develop the products, services, and ideas of tomorrow.
Posted byon December 4, 2014 at 11:05 AM EDT
Today, in an important milestone for the initiative, the interagency National Science and Technology Council released the Materials Genome Initiative Strategic Plan – a roadmap developed with input from a diverse array of stakeholders across the materials science and engineering community, which outlines how Federal agencies will execute on the MGI’s vision of decreasing the time and cost of bringing new materials from discovery to market.
Posted byon November 26, 2014 at 5:14 PM EDT
Special Assistant to the President and Director of the Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation Jonathan Greenblatt explains how Americans participate in #GivingTuesday.
Posted byon November 25, 2014 at 8:10 PM EDT
America needs a 21st century immigration system that lives up to our heritage as a nation of laws and a nation of immigrants – and that grows our economy.
Posted byon November 19, 2014 at 11:12 AM EDT
Yesterday, President Obama marked National Entrepreneurs’ Day by congratulating three student winners of the National Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge in the Oval Office. The Challenge, which is supported by the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship, focuses on teaching entrepreneurship skills to high school students and has worked with more than 500,000 young people from low-income communities across the United States and around the world.