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The White House asked for student input and received more than 2,500 ideas about STEM education from students across the United States. Eleven students were invited to the White House to share their ideas.






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The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy announced the creation of the Harnessing the Small Satellite Revolution initiative, which will work to use small satellites for innovation and exploration.






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The White House released a report on artificial intelligence (AI) and a National Artificial Intelligence Research and Development Strategic Plan on Wednesday that address the state of AI and the progress that will be made.






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The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy asked for public opinion on whether and how to obtain and use data. The OSTP said that data portability should give people the ability to keep their information that a service stores for them online, gain access to it, and use it however they want.






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The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy issued a call for action for educators and agencies to join in an effort to meet the goals of STEM for All through the use of active learning.






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The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy released a report that shows that public sector prize competitions for innovative technology in the 2015 fiscal year have increased in capability and impact.






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The Nanotechnology-Inspired Grand Challenge for Future Computing asks participants to create a computer that can learn from data and remember information while using the same amount of energy as a human brain. The challenge is a collaboration among several agencies including the National Institute of Science and Technology, the National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy, the Department of Defense, and members of the Intelligence Community.






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The White House launched a new effort to help increase the use of drones and showcased how government agencies have become a proving ground for a wide array of new drone concepts and technologies. Here are 13 interesting facts that came out of the workshop.






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Michael Huerta, administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration, announced at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Workshop on Drones and the Future of Aviation that the FAA has commissioned an Unmanned Aircraft Safety Team and a Drone Advisory Committee.






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The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy hosted a Cyber Security Competitions Workshop, where it invited participants from national cybersecurity competitions to help promote cyber education.






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The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy released its National Strategic Computing Initiative Strategic Plan, which outlines its effort to improve high-performance computing.






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The White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy released a request for information, concerning both the potential and the risks associated with artificial intelligence.






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