Today the White House announced that April 13th will be the date of the last White House Science Fair for the Obama Administration. These events bring some of the hundreds of students in primary and secondary grades doing interesting work in science and technology to the White House. While no official listing is out for this year, past Science Fairs have had online coverage featuring segments with notable scientists, engineers and science communicators.
President Obama was the first President to host a White House Science Fair, and of all the science and technology education promotion this Administration has done, this is probably the most fun. I wish there were more science and technology activities hosted by the government that had a sense of fun. For better or for worse, I think all credit for this sense of fun goes to the President, and even if there is another White House Science Fair, it won’t be the same.
The administration’s sixth Science Fair will take place at the White House on April 13th, and the White House wants to hear from young scientists and engineers about their science fair projects. If you’d like to share, visit this website and fill out the form by 5 p.m. Eastern time on April 5th.