Jill Biden speaking to students in a classroom (© Mandel Ngan/AP Images)

As U.S. students show appreciation for teachers, they can touch the...

First lady Jill Biden and second gentleman Douglas Emhoff are not the first educators to take on ceremonial White House roles.
Astronaut leaning on one arm while wearing space suit (© AP Images)

Remembering Michael Collins, trailblazing astronaut

Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins, who died April 28, made history during the 1969 moon landing. Learn about his public service legacy.
Illustration of two men building a connecting wall from two video game controllers (State Dept./D. Thompson)

Connecting students in the U.S. and Middle East through video games

The State Department is supporting a program that will bring together students in the U.S. and Middle East to create video games that address social issues.
Small helicopter flying over barren surface of Mars (NASA JPL)video

Meet the Burmese American who led NASA’s flight on Mars [video]

NASA is using a small helicopter to explore Mars. Learn more about the Burmese American woman who helped make Ingenuity's historic flight possible.
Large group of students in graduation garments (© Nicolaus Czarnecki/ZUMAPRESS.com/Alamy Live News)

Students from India choose United States as top education destination

The United States remains the top choice for Indian students looking for an international education. Learn about their experiences here.
Illustration of Mars rover with blank name tag stuck on it and marker gripped in its robotic arm, poised to write (State Dept./D. Thompson)

Who names NASA’s Mars rovers?

Naming contests for NASA’s Mars rovers tap into youthful creativity and boost students' interest in science, technology, engineering and math.
Lisa Gelobter sitting and posing for a portrait (© An Rong Xu/The Washington Post/Getty Images)

Black women who changed our world

African American women have invented modern conveniences and deepened our understanding of our world. Learn about the contributions of several Black women.
Buildings and person with umbrella reflected in water (© Arun Sankar/AFP/Getty Images)

What’s the future of clean water in India and the world?

The U.S. Consulate General in Chennai partnered with the Smithsonian Institution and Care Earth Trust to educate the public on sustainable water management.
A whale swimming (NOAA Fisheries)

Scientists find mysterious whale is a species all its own

U.S. scientists have determined that a critically endangered whale is actually a new species. Learn more about the discovery of Rice's whale.