At last month’s White House Science Fair, Jacob Leggette, one of the young people who presented their work to President Obama, suggested that the President have a kid science adviser. President Obama was taken by the suggestion enough to mention in his remarks at the Fair.
Now there’s been some follow up. While it’s probably not exactly what Jacob had in mind, the White House is seeking input from kid about science, technology, engineering and math. Office of Science and Technology Policy Director John Holdren posted today that the White House wants to hear two things from kids:
What is your favorite thing about science, technology, engineering or math?
What one idea would you pitch the President about to make our country work better using science or technology?
The White House is taking comments until June 17. No word in the post about how these ideas might be synthesized by the Administration and/or communicated back to the public.
While the post is written for an audience of kid scientists and innovators, I think any kid could (and should) submit his or her ideas.