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Today, Secretary Chu will join President Obama at the White House Science Fair to celebrate the winners of a broad range of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) competitions. The winning student projects, which range from breakthrough basic research to new inventions, will be on display and the President will speak to students, science educators and business leaders in attendance about the importance of STEM education to our country’s economic future.

It’s all part of the President’s Educate to Innovate campaign, which seeks to inspire boys and girls to excel in math and science.

“If you win the NCAA championship, you come to the White House. 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.” -- President Obama

You can watch the President's remarks below :

John Schueler is a New Media Specialist with the Office of Public Affairs.