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President Obama Honoring Science, Technology and Innovation

Yay, geeks at the White House!
President Obama awards the National Medal of Science and the National Medal of Technology and Innovation in a ceremony in the East Room of the White House.

National Medals Laureates of Science, Technology and Innovation

Yesterday, the Whitehouse hosted a chat with three national laureates of science, technology and innovation. Questions asked included:
What can be done to turn the US back to a leader in science and technology? How can we inspire the next generation?
How will digital photography evolve over the next decades?
How many years does it take to see the effect of volcanic eruptions on climate?
What do you think about the manipulation of climate research for political means?
Is chemistry important or very important?
What can we do to make solar panels more efficient and cost effective?
What are three things that thge government and citizens can do to help our country become more energy independent?
What’s the next thing in chemical photonics?
Who was your favorite science teacher?
What are your theories on ways to reverse global warming?

by Kori Schulman

Ed. Note: Watch the President award recipients at the National Medal of Science and National Medal of Technology and Innovation Ceremony live on Wednesday, November 16 at 5:25 p.m. EDT on WhiteHouse.gov/live.

This evening, President Obama will award recipients of the National Medal of Science and the National Medal of Technology and Innovation, the highest honors bestowed by the United States government on scientists, engineers, and inventors.

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The White House Science Fair with President Obama


Middle School students and High School students from around the country present their award-winning experiments and inventions at the first ever White House Science Fair. Solar powered cars, soccer playing robots and innovative ideas to treating cancer, highlight the best and brightest of America’s future in technology and engineering.