Obama to host White House Science Fair

WASHINGTON (AP) ? President Barack Obama will stress the importance of science and technology education Tuesday when he hosts the second White House Science Fair.

The fair celebrates the student winners of a broad range of science, technology, engineering and math competitions from across the country.

The president will view exhibits of student work in the State Dining Room. Afterward, he will speak to students, science educators and business leaders about how important science education is to the country’s economic future.

In the afternoon, Obama will meet with Defense Secretary Leon Panetta in the Oval Office.