The sixth and final White House Science Fair of President Obama’s Administration will be held on April 13, 2016
For the last five years, President Obama has invited students to bring their brilliance to the State Dining Room of the White House. Their creations ranged from rockets to robots to solar-powered cars and this year’s crop of future innovators are taking on some of the latest and greatest challenges facing the nation. They’re looking for ways to combat cancer, to stave off accelerating climate change, to reach for far off moons and planets. In this year’s Fair, The President looks to celebrate “their ingenuity and entrepreneurship — not just in this moment, but as we look toward a future where they’ll be the scientists, engineers, mathematicians, and innovators who stand to change the world.”
President Barack Obama delivers remarks during the 2015 White House Science Fair celebrating diverse student winners of a broad range of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) competitions, in the East Room.
This year the White House is looking to bring in many more projects, from girls and boys who are unable to make it to the capitol. They want to hear from students and teachers about the science fair projects being done in K-12 classrooms across the country. Using the #WHScienceFair, teachers and students can share their inventions through social media.
Likewise, the White House is wanting to hear of about the bold efforts organizations are taking to inspire students to pursue STEM subjects.