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White House Science Fair Promotes STEM for Young Girls

White House Science Fair Promotes STEM for Young Girls

Today is President Barack Obama's White House Science Fair, and the main focus is on girls and women and their achievements in STEM. 

A 2011 Commerce Department report found only 24 percent of scientists and engineers are female, according to Education News, and Obama plans to continue programs that encourage young girls to pursue careers in STEM. 

"With students from a broad range of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) competitions, this year's Fair will include a specific focus on girls and women who are excelling in STEM and inspiring the next generation with their work," said the White House. 

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Article by Kassondra Granata, EducationWorld Contributor

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