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How To Educate The Next Generation Of Googlers: Two Lessons From The White House Science Fair

Nick Hutchinson | Posted 06.16.2015 | Impact
Nick Hutchinson

For a country famously lagging in math and science, how did we produce students like these -- and how can we produce more of them?

Adorable Girl Scouts Ask Obama 'What Have You Come Up With?' And Then They Hug It Out

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 03.27.2015 | Good News

A team of Girl Scout Daisies showed some super flower power at the White House on Monday. “The Supergirls,” aka Troop 411 -- a team of five 6-...

Science Fairs: In Praise of Successful Failures

Mariette DiChristina | Posted 05.24.2015 | Science
Mariette DiChristina

We don't give our kids enough experience in how to ask questions, develop a hypothesis, try things, gather data, and sometimes fail -- and to do so effectively. And we need to teach them it's OK for things to go wrong in the short term if they are working hard toward a longer goal and using the evidence-based process of science.

Obama To Young Scientists: 'Keep Asking Why'

The Huffington Post | Sara Bondioli & Paige Lavender | Posted 03.23.2015 | Politics

A new spinal implant, an automated page turner and a more efficient way to make energy from algae. Those are among the projects that young scientists ...

Obama Caves To Girl Scout Lobby, Wears Tiara In Photo

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 12.26.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama eschewed one of his self-professed rules of the job for a Girl Scout troop earlier this year. Ignoring his own stern warning...

White House Science Fair Will Focus On Girls In STEM

Posted 05.29.2014 | Parents

By: By Tanya Lewis, Staff Writer Published: 05/27/2014 08:03 AM EDT on LiveScience Young math and science whizzes from around the country will c...

Obama Announces New Competition To Train The Best Math And Science Teachers

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 07.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama confessed to feeling a little bit, well, unaccomplished. There was the catapult-armed mannequin that shot ...

Bill Nye: Government Key To STEM Education's Success

HuffPost Live | Posted 05.07.2013 | Science

Public and private organizations are working to find new ways to get American students interested in science, but Bill Nye says the federal government...

LOOK: Obama Hosts Students' Rockets, Robots At White House Science Fair

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 06.22.2013 | Science

WASHINGTON — It was an offer President Barack Obama couldn't refuse. "You're welcome to try this out if you like," the Oakland Park, Fla., high...

Will the Next Celebrity Scientist Please Stand Up?

Harvard Kennedy School Democrats | Posted 04.28.2012 | Education
Harvard Kennedy School Democrats

We need to celebrate our scientific high achievers. Regional and national science fairs should be broadcasted, publicized, and covered in the media. And we need to find and commend role models in science, engineering, and math, whom young Americans can aspire to be like.

Amazing Teen Innovators Honored At White House Science Fair!

Posted 02.10.2012 | Home

It's no secret that we love stories of amazing teens here at HuffPost High School. So naturally, we're pretty thrilled about what a fantastic year 20...

Detroit Students Honored At White House Science Fair

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 02.08.2012 | Detroit

President Barack Obama had the privilege to meet with several young scientists from Detroit Public Schools Tuesday at the second annual White House Sc...

Obama's Favorite Day As President?

Posted 02.07.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama may have just had his favorite day as leader of the free world. At a White House science fair on Tuesday, during which Obama...

Jennifer Bendery

Obama Makes 'Special Plea' To Press: Pay Attention To White House Science Fair Winners | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama made a "special plea" to the press on Tuesday to give coverage to the winners of the White House Science Fair. ...

New Obama Plan To Help Math, Science Teacher Prep

AP | KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 04.08.2012 | Education

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama called on Tuesday for millions of dollars in new funding to improve math and science education, an effort he...

Young Scientists Inspire the President and the Nation

Elizabeth Marincola | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Elizabeth Marincola

At the White House Science Fair some of the brightest minds in the country discussed projects and policy to promote the kind of learning environment that supports the success of young scientists.

Educate to Innovate: The White House Science Fair Kickoff

Wilson To | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Wilson To

The White House Science Fair launches a week of activities that concludes with the USA Science and Engineering Festival Expo on the National Mall this weekend, all of which are part of the Educate to Innovate campaign.

Obama Hosts White House Science Fair To Encourage STEM Education

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

On Monday, President Obama is hosting the first ever White House Science Fair, where the winners of various science, technology, engineering and math ...