Student engineers and scientists from across America will gather in Washington, DC on Monday, March 23 to demonstrate the power of STEM education at the 2015 White House Science Fair, hosted by President Barack Obama.
As the event is all about students and their outstanding achievements, it amounts to a golden opportunity for educators seeking ways to inspire. Watch it with your class via live video feed at whitehouse.gov/science-fair.
Note: Though no start time has been announced as of this writing, simply follow #whsciencefair on Facebook or Twitter for the latest information.
This year’s Fair will place special emphasis on girls and women in STEM, and feature an appearance by 2014 Young Scientist Challenge winner Sahil Doshi. On display will be dozens of projects, designs and experiments showing the promise of America’s next generation of innovators.
All in all, it’s a concentration of inspiration for any student considering a future in the applied sciences—a showcase for talent that’s sorely needed.
President Obama made the point at last year’s event. “As a society, we have to celebrate outstanding work by young people in science at least as much as we do Super Bowl winners. Because superstar biologists and engineers and rocket scientists and robot-builders… they’re what’s going to transform our society. They’re the folks who are going to come up with cures for diseases and new sources of energy, and help us build healthier, more successful societies.”
—Stephen Vincent D’Emidio
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