Young scientists at the state of the union address

Two winners of national science contests invited to attend Jan. 27 speech

By Laura Sanders, 00:00 AM January 28, 2010

Two talented young scientists sat near Michelle Obama as President Barack Obama spoke to Congress in the State of the Union address on January 27.

The students were Li Boynton, a high school senior from Houston, and Gabriela Farfan, a freshman at Stanford University. Each had placed in one of two national science competitions in 2009 and both were invited by the White House to attend a speech in which Obama emphasized his goal to improve math and science education.

Boynton’s project on glo...

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