White House Science Fair

Published April 18, 2016

By Kaylin Vincent, National Geographic Kid Reporter



On Wednesday, April 13, along with a handful of other kid reporters, I was invited to attend the sixth White House Science Fair, hosted by President Obama. Children and teens from all across the country presented their great projects and ideas to help the world and other people. They were chosen from students who won STEM competitions across America.



President Obama spoke to a crowd that included Bill Nye (the Science Guy), Science Bob, Mythbuster Adam Savage, model Karlie Kloss, and actress Yara Shahidi.


President Obama spoke about how important STEM is to developing future careers, and helping America. He said, “All of you are showing the rest of us that it's never too early in life to make a difference. You teach us about the power of reason and logic, and trying things and figuring out whether they work, and if they don't, learning from that and trying something new. And you remind us that, together, through science, we can tackle some of the biggest challenges that we face.”


He talked about encouraging children of all backgrounds to take on science, technology, engineering, math, and computer science.


During the event, teams presented their projects that help and change the world. Some, like Team Fire Armor, showcased smart and fun projects that really stood out.