WEEKEND GUIDANCE AND PRESS SCHEDULE FOR SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2012 AND SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2012
Saturday, February 4, 2012
7:45AM Pool Call Time
Sunday, February 5, 2012
10:00AM Pool Call Time
Schedule for the Week of February 6, 2012
On Monday, the President will attend meetings at the White House.
On Tuesday, the President will host the second White House Science Fair celebrating the student winners of a broad range of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) competitions from across the country. The President will also announce key steps that the Administration and its partners are taking to help more students excel in math and science, and earn degrees in these subjects. At the fair, the President will view exhibits of student work, ranging from breakthrough research to new inventions, followed by remarks to an audience of students, science educators and business leaders on the importance of STEM education to the country’s economic future.
On Wednesday, the President will attend meetings at the White House.
On Thursday, the President will host Prime Minister Mario Monti of Italy at the White House. Italy and the United States are close NATO allies, and coordinate continuously on a full range of regional and global priorities. The two leaders will discuss the comprehensive steps the Italian government is taking to restore market confidence and reinvigorate growth through structural reforms, as well as the prospect of an expansion of Europe’s financial firewall. Italy is also a founding member of NATO and the President appreciates Italy’s important contributions to international security, within Europe and beyond, including its continuing leadership in the ISAF mission in Afghanistan. President Obama looks forward to consulting with Prime Minister Monti about preparations for the 2012 G8 and NATO Summits that the United States will host in Chicago, as well as discussing developments in the Middle East and North Africa.
On Friday, the President will attend meetings at the White House.