White House Event to Kick-Off the National Week of Making
WASHINGTON, DC – On Friday, June 12, the White House will host an event to celebrate and kick-off the National Week of Making, which lasts from June 12 to June 18.
The week coincides with the one-year anniversary of the first-ever White House Maker Faire. Events are being planned around the country in libraries, museums, schools, universities, and community spaces to celebrate the students, entrepreneurs and everyday citizens who are using new tools and techniques to launch businesses, learn vital skills in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), and lead a grassroots renaissance in American manufacturing.
The White House event on June 12 will include announcements and progress updates on the President’s call to action to create a “Nation of Makers,” and leaders in the Maker community, and the private sector, as well as senior Obama Administration officials, will participate.