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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.


  • 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.


  • Here's How President Obama Celebrates St. Patrick’s Day

    On March 17th 2015, President Obama celebrated St. Patrick's Day by meeting with Irish Prime Minister Kenny.


  • 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.


  • Three Letters to the President: We Need to Invest in Our Schools and Teachers

    Three Americans wrote the President on why we need to invest in -- not cut -- the schools that need funding and resources the most.


  • See What These 10 People Said to the President About the Affordable Care Act:

    A number of people benefiting from the Affordable Care Act have written the President just to say "thank you" -- and the President met with 10 of those letter-writers here at the White House. Here are their stories.


  • Citizen Science Contributes to Advances in Scientific Understanding

    Every day, citizen scientists help advance scientific discovery and understanding. Two recent success stories demonstrate the enormous value of citizen science contributions.


  • Success in Commercial Space Continues

    On Saturday, NASA kicked off the New Year in a spectacular way with the launch of SpaceX's latest cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS). On Monday, the Dragon capsule arrived at the orbiting laboratory with more than two tons of supplies and science investigations for the crew in orbit. The success of this misson highlights how our investment in commercial space is bringing tangible benefits to the American people and enabling NASA to focus on future missions to deep space – to asteroids and Mars.


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