Science fair at the White House

Obama invites young scientists to show their stuff

By Stephen Ornes, 18:13 PM November 2, 2010

In the fall of 2007, during her freshman year of high school, Raina Jain undertook a science experiment on cell behavior. She could never have guessed that, three years later, she’d be explaining her research to President Barack Obama.

But that’s exactly what happened. On October 18, Jain joined dozens of other young scientists at the first-ever White House Science Fair. This was no ordinary science fair — there were no judges, there were no prizes; and the attendees included the President,...

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