Obama lauds young scientists, $240M in education pledges

March 23, 2015 5:30 PM

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WASHINGTON — President Obama praised an array of student science projects Monday, as well as up to $240 million in private sector pledges for education in what officials call STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.

"Young scientists, mathematicians and engineers are critical to our future" and will "define the contours of the 21st Century," Obama told the winners of the fifth annual White House Science Fair.

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