A Day of Innovation, Inspiration at the White House Science Fair

The White House, young superstar scientists and a MythBuster – what more could a Discovery kid (at heart) want?

Today, I was given the incredible opportunity to to attend this year’s White House Science Fair to share this annual event, honoring national innovation in STEM, with our Discovery audiences on social media.

Throughout the day, as I explored the Science Fair, I met amazing students who not only proved their incredible intellect but also their inspiring passion for making our world a better place. From a student who fought cancer and is now dedicated to finding a cure to a group of girls that created an app to guide their visually impaired classmate through school hallways to Girl Scouts, only eight years old, developing ways to build stronger bridges – each exhibitor was more awe-inspiring than the next.

Discovery, a strong advocate for STEM education, also had a strong presence at the Science Fair, with MythBusters‘ Kari Byron leading a live broadcast and Discovery Education Virtual Field Trip. Additionally, Discovery Education competition winners (Peyton Robertson, winner of the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge, and Crystal Brockington and Aaron Barron, winners of the Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge) proudly shared their exhibits with press and leaders in the STEM community.

While the day’s innovation and passion can hardly be captured in photos, I’ve included a few highlights below, and you can check out the hashtag #WHScienceFair on Twitter and Instagram for more coverage of the day! Congratulations to all of the day’s amazing students!

Members of Girl Scout Troop 2612 (the "Lego Queens") of Tulsa, OK and their "Flood Proof Bridge"
Members of Girl Scout Troop 2612 (the “Lego Queens”) of Tulsa, OK and their “Flood Proof Bridge”
Bill Nye and Kari Byron hosting the Live Broadcast with Cristen Dorgelo from the Office of Science Technology Policy at the White House
Bill Nye and Kari Byron hosting the Live Broadcast with Cristen Dorgelo from the Office of Science Technology Policy at the White House

 

Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge Winner, Peyton Robertson
Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge Winner, Peyton Robertson
Winners of the Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge, Crystal Brockington and Aaron Barron
Winners of the Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge, Crystal Brockington and Aaron Barron
President Obama Speaking on STEM Education
President Obama Speaking on STEM Education