Nov 23, 2009 12:49 PM by Associated Press

Obama to honor young inventors at science fair

President Barack Obama says he will have a national science fair next year to honor young inventors with the same gusto that college and professional athletes celebrate their victories at the White House.

Obama on Monday said he would have a national science fair at the White House next year. He said he wants to show the country that inventors and engineers deserve the same recognition that
athletes and celebrities get.

The president made his remarks as he announced his administration was partnering with private companies to boost science and math scores. He said private companies already have pledged $260 million to help move U.S. students to the top of international rankings.



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