President Obama yesterday hosted the second annual White House Science Fair, commending young inventors for their projects and announcing that he would budget $100 million in Fiscal Year 2013 to boost STEM-education.
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In related news, APS applauded a report from the President’s Council of Advisors on Science & Technology (PCAST) titled, “Engage to Excel: Producing One Million Additional College Graduates with Degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.”
APS is cited in the PCAST report for its role in helping to transform physics education through the New Faculty Workshops, which are operated jointly with the American Association of Physics Teachers and the American Astronomical Society.
Read the report: