February 7, 2012  

Administration and Private Sector Announce over $100 Million in Commitments and Additional Steps to Prepare 100,000 New Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Teachers

Today, President Obama hosted the second White House Science Fair celebrating the student winners of a broad range of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) competitions from across the country.

The President also announced key additional steps that the Administration and its partners are taking to prepare 100,000 effective math and science teachers and to meet the urgent need to train one million additional STEM graduates over the next decade.

The President highlighted an initial $22 million fund to help support the creative and strategic efforts of the 100Kin10 partnership’s more than 115 members to meet their respective—and measurable—commitments to bring more, excellent STEM teachers to American classrooms.

Read White House press release. Watch President Barack Obama's speech.