Science on the South Lawn

The White House hosts scores of student researchers

By Sid Perkins, 16:38 PM April 25, 2013

Jack Andraka, Jessika Baral and Sara Volz (left to right) were three of the 14 alumni from SSP science competitions invited to attend the third White House Science Fair on April 22. Credit: SSP

One hundred U.S. students got to discuss science and engineering with President Barack Obama this week. The White House invited these middle-school and high-school students to honor their individual or team research — and to showcase the developments by nearly half of them. During a photo opportunity, the president even shook hands with a prosthetic arm designed by one young engineer.

Also on hand to meet the young researchers: the president’s science advisers, members of Congress and lea...

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