President Obama Announces New Partnerships Under Educate to Innovate Campaign
1/12/2010 - Office of Legislative and Public Affairs
Last week at a special event to honor the winners of the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching held at the White House, President Obama announced several more public-private partnerships totaling over $250 million as part of his Educate to Innovate campaign to improve science and math instruction. One of the initiatives announced during his speech was NSTA’s Science Matters public awareness and engagement campaign and the PBS Teachers® Innovation Challenge.
Other public-private partnerships announced were Intel’s Science and Math Teachers Initiative; expansion of the National Math and Science Initiative’s UTeach Program; a commitment by more than 75 public university presidents to train 10,000 math and science teachers annually by 2015; and the Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowships in Math and Science.
At the event the President also called on the 200,000 scientists and engineers working for the federal government to engage in National Lab Day (www.nationallabday.org).