Monday, October 18, 2010

White House Science Fair, Mythbusters, Conrad Awards, and TARC

Obama Takes Science Push to ‘Mythbusters’ - New York Times Dot Earth blog

@conradawards: Team AM Rocks awards winners are meeting President Obama at The White House today. Congratulations Mikayla and Shannon!

@lori_garver: On my way to the White House Science Fair, where President Obama is hosting student STEM competition winners.

President Obama to Host White House Science Fair - The White House:

Today, President Obama will host the White House Science Fair celebrating the winners of a broad range of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) competitions. ... DARPA will use prize-based competitions and social networks to encourage teams of students to design and manufacture go-carts, mobile robots, and small unmanned vehicles. ... Change the Equation, with a membership of over 100 CEOs including leading media companies, will launch a viral video contest where its companies will vie to create the best video for students on the rewarding jobs they can get if they excel in math and science. ...

Winners from STEM competitions that will be part of the events include FIRST robotics, the Pete Conrad Spirit of Innovation Award, the Team America Rocketry Challenge, and many other science and technology competitions.

Background on the White House Science Fair - The White House - In addition to Obama, senior administration officials to attend the science fair include Lori Garver, John Holdren, and many others. The Planetary Society's Bill Nye and Norm Augustine are on the list of attendees. Student exhibits include TARC, FIRST competitions, and many others.

Robots, Solar Cars and Rockets at the White House Science Fair - White House blog

Pennsylvania Student Rocketeers Exhibit at White House Science Fair - PR Newswire