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#WomenInSTEM: Making a Cleaner Future

Tue, 2014-09-09 12:08

Ed. note: This is cross-posted on the U.S. Department of Energy's blog. See the original post here.

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The First Lady Holds Prep Rally to Encourage Higher Ed Preparation

Tue, 2014-09-09 10:48

Students at Booker T. Washington High School in Atlanta listen to First Lady Michelle Obama speak on preparing for higher education. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Department of Education by Joshua Hoover.

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SBA’s Clusters Initiative Helps Small Businesses to Reenergize; New Report Shows Vital Economic Impact Across the Country

Tue, 2014-09-09 00:00

I had the privilege of visiting Green Rock Lighting, a small business that receives support from the SBA-funded cluster initiative in Cleveland, Ohio. As a company known for its innovation and...

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1776 Roundtable: Businesses Growing Out of Data

Mon, 2014-09-08 15:50

Guest blog post by Mark Doms, Under Secretary for Economic
AffairsThis morning, I visited start-up hub 1776, to discuss the
Department of Commerce’s efforts to make government data more accessible and
informative – to build businesses, grow the economy and help governments and
individuals make more informed decisions.

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Calling Kids of All Ages: USPTO Launches Web Page Encouraging Invention and Science and Tech in School

Mon, 2014-09-08 10:31

Did you know that only one U.S. president earned a patent?
Do you know which one? Have you ever wondered where the famous expression “The Real McCoy” comes from?

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Day in the Life: On the Back-to-School Bus Tour with Secretary Duncan

Mon, 2014-09-08 09:58

It’s time for our children to head back to school, and as classrooms and notebooks begin to fill up again, I’m increasingly optimistic about our country’s ability to elevate and strengthen education. With high school graduation rates at an all-time high, and big jumps in the number of students going to college over the last few years, it’s a good time to celebrate the teachers, principals, families, and students who have driven that success. And, it’s a good time to talk about the work ahead in ensuring that strong educational opportunities are a reality for every child in America.

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Accelerators Being Accelerated as SBA Develops Entrepreneurial Ecosystems for 2014

Mon, 2014-09-08 00:00

Up until the mid-1970s, the environmental habitats that nurtured American innovation were forged in a complementary existence between large corporations, government and universities. Companies...

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The 7(j) Management & Technical Assistance Program: Who Can Benefit?

Mon, 2014-09-08 00:00

If you are a participant in the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) 8(a) Business Development Program or have a small business located in an area of high unemployment or low-income, then...

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President Obama Visits Stonehenge

Sat, 2014-09-06 14:01

As the last stop on his three-day trip to Estonia and to the NATO Summit in Wales, President Obama visits the prehistoric monument Stonehenge.

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Weekly Address: Time to Give the Middle Class a Chance

Sat, 2014-09-06 06:00

Vice President Joe Biden tapes the Weekly Address in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, Sept. 5, 2014.

September 5, 2014.

(Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

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