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The following news piece from AAAS details an Obama Administration STEM initiative. The AAG has been working hard to ensure that federal programs focused on STEM science and education opportunities are open to geographers and GIScientists.   

During the White House Science Fair on March 23, President Obama announced a commitment to invest over $240 million to encourage students in the STEM fields, as part of his “Educate to Innovate” campaign. New funding will include: $150 million fund to help early-career scientists stay on track; $90 million to the “Let Everyone Dream” campaign, which aims to increase STEM opportunities for underrepresented youth; and $25 million for a competition within the Department of Energy to inspire students to create media about science and literacy.