First Lady to Speak About Women and STEM Careers on Sept. 26

The White House announced this afternoon that First Lady Michele Obama will speak at a press event on Monday, September 26 at 4:00 PM about the importance of supporting women and young ladies as they pursue vocations in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

Earlier this month the White House kicked off the STEM Challenge, which charged educators, college-aged students and grade school, middle school, and high school students with developing a game that highlights the importance of STEM. The goal of the challenge is to create a game or application that promotes science, technology, engineering and math. Specific prizes for this year's STEM Challenge will be announced in November. The STEM Challenge was created by Department of Education initiative, Digital Promise, which focuses on using technology to transform education.

A live stream of the First Lady's remarks will be available from the White House web site.

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