Obama Calls for More 'Tinkerers and Dreamers'

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President Obama announced new federal and private-sector initiatives Tuesday to encourage “a nation of tinkerers and dreamers” and promote so-called STEM education in science, technology, engineering and math, according to The Caucus blog.

The news came during a science fair at the White House, where students explained various experiments to the President. Jackie Calmes of The Times said that Mr. Obama tested one project, pumping a compressor to propel a marshmallow that hit a wall of the State Dining Room, to the amusement of the students. Read more on The Caucus.