It’s going to be tough to top the “extreme marshmallow cannon” that blasted one of the gooey treats across the East Room – but attendees at the 2014 White House Science Fair next Tuesday will surely try. And this year, President Obama will put the spotlight May 27 on girls and women stars in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) competitions.
Obama has described the annual showcase as one of his favorite events – and has taken a hands-on approach to learning about the projects. In 2012, the president insisted on helping to pump up the marshmallow cannon and firing it across the East Room. (He later invited the contraption’s inventor, Joey Hudy, to be a guest at the 2014 State of the Union). In 2013, Obama hopped on a stationary bike to test out a pedal-powered water filtration system.
Popular figures in science like Bill Nye, The Science Guy, and LeVar Burton ("Star Trek"’s Geordi La Forge) have attended and helped give the event a little added luster.
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