President Obama to Hold White House Science Fair

Fair marks the second time Obama has invited STEM students to the White House.


The White House announced Tuesday that President Obama will host the second White House Science Fair on February 7.

"At the fair, the President will view exhibits of student work, ranging from breakthrough research to new inventions, followed by remarks to an audience of students, science educators and business leaders on the importance of STEM education to the country's economic future," according to a White House press release. "The President will also announce key steps that the Administration and its partners are taking to help more students excel in math and science, and earn degrees in these subjects."

The administration hasn't yet announced how students will be chosen to participate, but said it will include students who won national STEM competitions—presumably including the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair and Siemens Competition. Obama last held a White House Science Fair in late 2010.

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