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Obama to Host Science Fair 2014

President Obama will host science fair at the white house

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WASHINGTON, DC – On Tuesday, May 27, the president will host science fair at the White House to celebrate the winning students with a wide range of competitors from around the country in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The President also announced new measures as part of its campaign to educate innovate (Educate to Innovate), an effort to get more children will be inspired to excel and get the support they need to succeed in these vital issues.

Students with a wide range of STEM skills, the Fair this year will include a specific focus on girls and women who have excelled in STEM and inspire the next generation with their work. From day one, the President is committed to integrate underrepresented groups, including women and girls, excited to excel in STEM subjects. For example, with the initiative of education reform, Race to the Top, President Obama awarded competitive preference to States those demonstrate efforts to close the gap in STEM for girls and other underrepresented groups.

The President hosted the first Science Fair at the White House in late 2010, fulfilling the commitment made ​​at the launch of his Educate to innovate campaign to inspire students to excel in math and science. As the President said at the time “If you win the NCAA championship, you come to the White House Well if you are a young person and you produce the best experiment or design, the best hardware or software, must be recognized for that achievement also. “

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