When thinking about a future career, whether they are students or graduates, many people want to work in something that helps others. Many people want to make a difference in their community or in their country. The men who visited pace university on March 25th do just that. Clarence Wardell and Christopher Wong work in the Presidential Innovation Fellowship. These fellows work with actual agents in the U.S government to think of new projects that improve the economy and the lives of citizens.
A current project they are working on is called Open Data. The Blue Button Initiative is a part of this. The Blue Button Initiative is a project where the Heath care industry and the federal government have come together to make it easier for veterans to access their medical records when they need them. Now over a million veterans and non veterans use it. Another part of Open Data, is OpenFDA. This allows the public to have access to data from the Food and Drug Association, including medication error reports.
Anyone who wants to make a difference in their country, should consider a position in the government. Taking part in the Presidential Innovation Fellowship is a great way to take part in making changes within the government and a great way to help people in the country. Clarence Wardell and Christopher Wong are in the third round of fellows. Each round lasts only one year. So, these talented people are working hard to make things better while they can, and have done so much already!
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