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Focus on STEM Education: Student Projects Amaze

Obama Administration Promotes STEM and Other Initiatives

At the recent 2014 White House Science Fair, President Obama met with students who were working on projects such as a cure for a form of liver cancer, and using gel in helmets to prevent sports concussions, according to Bloomberg.com. More than 100 students from 30 different states participated in the fair. 

"Every one of the young people I met here is amazing," President Obama said to the group. "It reminds us there is so much talent to be tapped, if we're all working together."

The fair was part of the Obama Administration's focus on STEM. As part of that focus, a $35 million Department of Education competition aims to train 100,000 new teachers. The Administration also plans to expand the Americorps volunteer program in order to provide STEM education to 18,000 low-income students. 

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Article by Kassondra Granata, EducationWorld Contributor

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