"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.” - President Barack Obama"
President Obama will host the second annual White House Science Fair in Washington tomorrow.
“Fourteen year old Joey Hudy from Phoenix, Arizona is already a Maker Faire veteran,” reads the White House press release.
“He invented an Extreme Marshmallow Cannon and an LED Cube Microcontroller Shield, which he has exhibited at Maker Faires in New York, San Francisco, and Detroit. He received 2 Editors Choice Awards from Maker Faire, and has started a small business selling the microcontroller (Arduino) shield kits on several websites. As the World’s Largest Do-It-Yourself Festival, Maker Faire is the premier event for grassroots American innovation.”
There are many more examples of science fair projects listed at WhiteHouse.gov. We’ll be covering it tomorrow for Radar. Here’s a picture that Hudy (or perhaps his mom) shared on his Twitter account: