President Barack Obama’s Speech to the National Academy of Sciences
He’s continuing the theme that he talked about in the
Google Hangout a few weeks ago. President Obama
gets that computer science is important, and we want students to be
producers and not just consumers of technology.
That’s why, by
the way, one of the things that I’ve focused on as President is an
all-hands-on-deck approach to the sciences, as well as technology
and engineering and math. And that’s why we’re spending a lot of
time focused on the next generation. With the help of John Holdren
and everybody who’s working with my administration, we want to make
sure that we are exciting young people around math and science and
technology and computer science. We don’t want our kids just to be
consumers of the amazing things that science generates; we want
them to be producers as well. And we want to make sure that those
who historically have not participated in the sciences as robustly
— girls, members of minority groups here in this country — that
they are encouraged as well.
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