‘Power and Potential’ of STEM on Display at White House Science Fair
April 24, 2013
Earlier this week, the White House honored the next generation of scientists and engineers as part of the third White House Science Fair, featuring 100 students from across the country presenting projects that demonstrate the “power and potential” of STEM education.
The event featured presentations ranging from a bike-powered water filtration system to a prosthetic arm created with a 3D printer.
As part of the daylong celebration, President Obama also announced a series of new commitments in support of the STEM fields, including US2020, a new mentorship campaign aimed at getting more STEM professionals at U.S. technology companies to mentor students of all ages. Two Business Roundtable members – Cognizant and Cisco – are part of the launch of this new initiative, adding to the list of activities many TAP members engage in to mentor and support students interested in STEM.
Events like the White House Science Fair are a critical demonstration of this nation’s commitment to STEM education, and TAP will continue to promote the recognition and mentorship of America’s future STEM workforce because it is critical to our economy and our nation.