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Spotlight on Commerce: Sara Rosario Nieves, Chief of Strategic Planning and Portfolio Management, U.S. Census Bureau

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Guest blog by Sara Rosario Nieves, U.S. Census Bureau, Chief of Strategic Planning and Portfolio Management While pursuing my MBA studies at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus, my primary goal was to secure a career in the private sector. However, during one of my classes, my professor suggested that we consider a career in Federal service. Somewhat intrigued I decided to apply that...

Spotlight on Commerce: Elizabeth Chu, Social Media Specialist and Acting Website Editor-in-Chief, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

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Guest blog by Elizabeth Chu, Social Media Specialist and Acting Website Editor-in-Chief, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) As the Social Media Specialist for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), I am responsible for planning, implementing, and monitoring the agency’s social media strategy to increase brand awareness and strengthen our digital presence. Recently, I stepped in as the...

U.S. Census Bureau Honors Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with Key Population and Demographic Statistics

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The following in a cross-post by the U.S. Census Bureau In 1978, a joint congressional resolution established Asian/Pacific American Heritage Week. The first 10 days of May were chosen to coincide with two important milestones in Asian/Pacific American history: the arrival in the United States of the first Japanese immigrants (May 7, 1843) and contributions of Chinese workers to the building of...

Spotlight on Commerce: June Lau, Physicist, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Material Measurement Laboratory

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Guest blog by June Lau, Physicist, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Material Measurement Laboratory My name is June Lau and I am a physicist at the Commerce Department National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Our mission is to improve the quality of life and economic security of the American people through advancements in measurement science, standards, and technology...

Commerce This Week: April 28

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Each week, we recap the latest U.S. Department of Commerce highlights spanning a wide range of issues promoting job creation and economic growth, programs, and events in one blog post.

Here are the key moments from Commerce: This Week

Commerce Hosts Virtual Public Holocaust Remembrance Day Event

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Seventy-five years ago this spring, U.S. and other allied troops liberated Nazi camps across Europe. Holocaust Remembrance Day honors the six million Jewish men, women and children who perished as a result of Nazi persecution. The Department of Commerce will present Hope in Uncertain Times: A Virtual Holocaust Remembrance Program on Thursday, April 23, 2020 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The event...

Commerce This Week: April 14

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Did you miss key news from Commerce this week? Each week, we recap the latest U.S. Department of Commerce highlights spanning a wide range of issues promoting job creation and economic growth, programs, and events in one blog post.

Here are the key moments from Commerce: This Week

Commerce Department Offers Educational Resources for Students to Continue to Learn from Home

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Ever wanted to take a virtual tour of the ocean, learn about the role of a hurricane hunter, or collect cards on famous inventors? Are you looking to educate your students about the importance of being counted in the 2020 Census? Kids across the country are home from school and teachers and parents are looking for educational resources to help kids stay connected and continue to learn. The...