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Science Fair to Continue

President Donald Trump plans to continue the White House Science Fair, a tradition started during the Obama administration, CBS News reports.

It notes that there had been doubts as to whether the fair would continue because of some of the Trump administration's views on science and support for cutting science funding.

The first fair took place 2010 in an effort to highlight accomplishments in science and math. "If you win the NCAA championship, you come to the White House. Well, if you're a young person and you produce the best experiment or design, the best hardware or software, you ought to be recognized for that achievement, too," Obama said in November 2009, as CBS News recounts.

Since President Trump took office, his daughter Ivanka has become a champion for science. She announced this week that she would be donating $100,000 to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America's STEM program for girls and underrepresented youth, CBS adds.

CBS News notes that the Trump administration has not yet set a date for the fair and that planning, which is usually already underway, has yet to begin.