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  • Citizen Science is Everywhere, including the White House

    At the 2015 White House Science Fair yesterday, President Obama hosted outstanding young scholars from across the country to celebrate their achievements in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), including scholars participating in citizen science projects. This week, the White House made its first foray into citizen scientist by establishing a rain gauge in the First Lady's Kitchen Garden that will share information with a national network for precipitation data.


  • 98 Percent of Americans Are Connected to High-Speed Wireless Internet

    The President announces that 98 percent of Americans nationwide are connected to high-speed wireless Internet -- surpassing any point in our nation’s history.


  • Empowering the Next Generation of Engineers to Address the Grand Challenges of the 21st Century

    At the 2015 White House Science Fair yesterday, President Obama hosted outstanding young scholars from across the country to celebrate their achievements in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), including scholars participating in Grand Challenge Scholars Programs at colleges and universities. A new initiative to substantially expand Grand Challenge Scholars Programs nationwide was announced at the Fair.


  • The Incredible Kid-Ingenuity on Display at the Fifth White House Science Fair

    For the fifth-annual White House Science Fair, the halls of the White House were packed with science projects as over 100 students from more than 30 states showcased their remarkable achievements in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).


  • Meet the Exhibitors in the 2015 White House Science Fair

    The White House Science Fair features extraordinary science projects and experiments from some of America’s most innovative students. Find out more about the students participating in this year’s Science Fair.


  • President Obama Names David Recordon as Director of White House Information Technology

    Today, the President announced that David Recordon will serve as the Director of White House Information Technology, a newly created position that will be responsible for modernizing the White House’s own technology.


  • Turning Government Data into Better Public Service

    Every day, millions of people use their laptops, phones, and tablets to check the status of their tax refund, get the latest forecast from the National Weather Service, book a campsite at one of our national parks, and much more. There were more than 1.3 billion visits to websites across the Federal Government in just the past 90 days. Today, during Sunshine Week when we celebrate openness and transparency in government, we are pleased to release the Digital Analytics Dashboard, a new window into the way people access the government online.


  • Musings on Pi(e)

    Why is pi, a number we represent with the symbol π, so important? Well, it’s literally one of the foundations of our society. In fact, every civilization had to figure out pi. The Greeks, Ancient China, India, Egypt, the Babylonians, all worked hard to calculate it as precisely as they could. How old is it? Archimedes figured out a way to calculate pi over 2000 years ago and the ancient Egyptians and Babylonians may have used pi long before that.


  • Pi Day 2015: A Day So Fun, it’s Irrational!

    The importance of math education and numeracy skills to all Americans cannot be overstated and so, we at the White House couldn’t resist getting in on the Pi Day fun! March 14 is Pi Day (3-14 or 3.14), but 2015 is a special year for pi, one that occurs every 100 years. This year Pi Day is defined to five digits by the date (3-14-15 or 3.1415).


  • Announcing the Fifth White House Science Fair!

    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.


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