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  • 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.

  • Chart of the Week: Businesses Are Ready to Hire More Americans Now Than at Any Point Since 2001

    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.

  • An Improbable Public Interest Start Up

    A year ago, I returned to California after working on the rescue team to fix I slept for a couple of weeks, and I began the task of processing what I had seen and done. I knew that was the most important work I had been a part of. I saw that technology in parts of the government was in bad shape.

  • Innovating to Protect our Waterways

    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.

  • Celebrating Computer Science Education Week, Kids Code at the White House

  • Celebrating National Entrepreneurship Month

    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.

  • A Strategy to Accelerate Cutting-Edge Materials Innovation

    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.

  • #GivingTuesday 2014: Individual Action, Worldwide Impact

    Special Assistant to the President and Director of the Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation Jonathan Greenblatt explains how Americans participate in #GivingTuesday.

  • Taking Action to Attract High-Skilled Immigrants, Graduates, and Entrepreneurs

    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.

  • President Obama Honors Extraordinary Young Entrepreneurs at the White House

    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.