From U-T San Diego: Obama to announce $240M in new pledges for STEM education
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is highlighting private-sector efforts to encourage more students from underrepresented groups to pursue education in science, technology, engineering and math.
At the White House Science Fair on Monday, Obama will announce more than $240 million in pledges to boost the study of those fields, known as STEM. This year's fair is focused on diversity.
Obama will say the new commitments have brought total financial and material support for these programs to $1 billion.
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