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How You Can Join the White House Science Fair (Virtually)

Barack Obama's White House Presidential Office (D) posted a Blog Post on February 7, 2012 | 8:30 am - Original Item - Comments (View)

On Tuesday, February 7, over 100 students from over 45 states are heading to the White House with their robots, research and new inventions for the second ever White House Science Fair.

Now, the White House is calling on folks across the country to join the Science Fair virtually! While students at the White House share their latest inventions -- from a robotic arm to wate-reducing dissolvable sugar packets -- we want to hear about the projects you've worked on. Tell us about your favorite science fair project and share pictures on Twitter with the hashtag #WHScienceFair or through a form on WhiteHouse.gov. Then, we’ll display some of our favorite submissions on WhiteHouse.gov.

What's your favorite science fair project? Let us know on Twitter with the hashtag #WHScienceFair or through a form WhiteHouse.gov.

We also hope you’ll join us for a special session of White House Office Hours: Science Fair edition. On Tuesday, February 6 at 2:00 p.m. EST, Bill Nye "the science guy" and Tom Kalil "the White House Office of Science and Technology guy" are answering your questions live on Twitter.

Here’s how it works:

  • Starting now, you can ask your questions on Twitter with the hashtag #WHChat. We'll also be using the hashtag #WHScienceFair
  • At 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 6, Bill Nye the Science Guy (@TheScienceGuy) and Tom Kalil, Deputy Director for Policy, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (@WhiteHouseOSTP) will answer your questions live on Twitter.
  • Follow the Q&A through the @WHLive Twitter account
  • If you miss the live event, the full session will be posted on WhiteHouse.gov and Storify.com/WhiteHouse

The White House Science Fair celebrates the student winners of a broad range of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) competitions from across the country. At the fair, President Obama will view student projects and speak on the importance of STEM education. The President will also announce key steps that the Administration is taking to help more students excel in math and science, and earn degrees in these subjects. You can watch the President’s remarks live at 11:25 a.m. EST at WhiteHouse.gov/live.

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