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  • Why We Need You in Government

    This all started for me in October 2013. had just launched, and if you remember, it wasn't going too great. I was minding my own business in California working for Google. Although I had volunteered for the Obama campaigns, I had no other connection to the Administration and no government experience at all.

  • Promoting Skills and Training for Low-Income Workers

  • 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.

  • What They're Saying: People From Across the Country Call on America to Lead On Trade

    The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) gives America the greatest opportunity to level the playing field for American workers. That's why people from every region are backing the President's trade policy.

  • Asked and Answered: Matthew's Letter to the President

    Matthew's letter -- and the President's response -- is the first post in Asked and Answered, a new series in which we'll feature an exchange between the President and an American who wrote him.

  • 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.

  • Mean Tweets: President Obama Edition

    President Obama reads a few mean tweets on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

  • 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.

  • Protecting Vital Waters as Marine Sanctuaries

    NOAA is expanding two existing sanctuaries off California’s North-central coast. The expansion will more than double the current size of the Gulf of the Farallones and Cordell Bank national marine sanctuaries, ensuring that we are protecting all that the region has to offer.

  • Showcasing America’s Entrepreneurial Story at the First White House Demo Day

    The first-ever White House Demo Day will demo individuals’ and teams’ success stories -- it will highlight stories from across the country that exemplify how we can “grow the pie” by including everyone in our startup economy.