President Obama Announces Over $240 Million in new STEM Commitments at the 2015 White House Science Fair

The White House Science Fair, a key part of the President’s Educate to Innovate campaign, celebrates the student winners of a broad range of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) competitions across the country. At the Science Fair held on March 23, Obama announced more than $240 million in pledges to boost the study of STEM subjects.

Among the new steps being taken by the Administration is a $25 million Department of Education competition to create science and literacy themed media that inspires students to explore. The Department’s Ready-to-Learn Television (RTL) program is announcing a new competition for five-year grants to support the development of educational television and digital media for young children and their parents. The new TV shows, interactive learning games, websites, and mobile apps produced by Ready-to-Learn grantees will engage children in the world of science, and help them learn and put into practice the skills they need for success in school. Applicants are also encouraged to develop new models of embedded assessment and learning systems that adapt as children use them.

Learn more about ED’s RTL program.