Engineering Innovation Podcast and Radio Series

White House Science Fair

PostedMay 25, 2014

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Anchor Lead: Last week, President Obama hosted the Super Bowl champions at the White House. On Tuesday, he’s invited student science fair champions.

Randy Atkins: They’ve won competitions with rockets, robots, even writing. Now those students will be showing off their talents, imagination, and creativity at Tuesday’s White House Science Fair. Pat Falcone, associate director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy, says the goal is…

Pat Falcone: …celebrating excellence, celebrating inquiry, and celebrating bringing tools together to be able to tackle a lot of important issues.

Randy Atkins: This Fair will have a special focus on encouraging girls to follow their unique passions through a science or engineering project.

Pat Falcone: A kid gets to figure out what’s an important question and how might you answer it. What’s special is, it’s their question.

Randy Atkins: It will be the fourth such event, and Falcone says Mr. Obama is an eager participant.

Pat Falcone: The time on the President’s calendar lengthens each time.