Attention kid scientists! President wants YOUR ideas

By : |May 20, 2016 0

President Obama is always full of surprises. In February he danced with the 107 year DC woman who had had petitioned the White House asking to meet him, saying she thought she’d never live to see a black president.

When McLaurin danced with Obama, they won our hearts. This time, at the 6th White House Science Fair in April, President Obama met nine-year-old inventor Jacob Leggette. This little genius, with the help of a 3D printer, has created everything from a bubble-blowing wand to a mini model of the White House.

So, Jacob in his conversation with President Obama recommended, that the President should have a kid science advisor. And as we know the President’s impromptu ways, he loved the idea and suggested that the White House will bring together a group of kids scientists to share their thoughts on what they think is important in science, technology, and innovation.

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He added kids know first-hand what’s working inside and outside of their classrooms and how to better engage students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields.

So White House issued a form on its website yesterday, “President Obama wants to hear from YOU”
– kid scientists and innovators across the country – about what we can do to help shape the future of science, discovery, and exploration.

The initiative is beautiful, especially when the entire world is tackling issues of climate change, finding a cure to cancer, using technology to help make people’s lives better, or getting a human to Mars. The circular says, “we can’t wait to get your input!”

The idea of giving a child’s voice so much importance is a generous and beautiful move. We should encourage such ideas in our country as well.

“One of the things I find so inspiring about these young thinkers is that they look at all these seemingly intractable problems as something that we can solve. There is a confidence when you are pursuing science. They don’t consider age a barrier. They don’t think, well, that’s just the way things are. They’re not afraid to try things and ask tough questions” said Obama in the science fair.

 

So, if you are in the US then and your kid loves science, do not forget to apply!

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