Obama Administration’s “Educate to Innovate” program seeks to ‘make science cool’

The Obama Administration has made STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) education one of its priorities. Wired News provides an excellent round-up of the various programs currently underway:

“We’re going to show young people how cool science can be.”

Those were some of the inspiring words by President Barack Obama at the launching of the new “Educate to Innovate” campaign on Monday this week. This initiative aims to increase science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) literacy amongst students to improve our national standing from average (or in some cases, below average) to the top. $4.35 billion in Federal grants will be offered to schools who can innovate in STEM education and the private sector is stepping up with an additional $260 million in related funding and programs…

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