Aiming to boost the status of math and science education in the United States, President Barack Obama on Nov. 23 said he would convene 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.
"You know, if you win the NCAA championship, you come to the White House," said Obama. "Well, if you're a young person and you produce the best experiment or design, the best hardware or software, you ought to be recognized for that achievement, too. Scientists and engineers ought to stand side...
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