2015 White House Science Fair
The 5th Annual White House Science Fair was held on Monday, March 23, 2015, in Washington, DC! Heather Sweeney, Erik Yu, Coach Scott Lightle and Principal Mindy Dickerson from Beckendorff Junior High School in Katy, Texas, represented Science Olympiad as the Division B winners of the 2014 Science Olympiad National Tournament. The event was livestreamed and the video should be archived. At the event, President Barack Obama announced new plans for his Educate to Innovate campaign to attract more underrepresented students to STEM courses, majors and careers. See the Urban Schools Initiative page for more on how Science Olympiad has been addressing this urgent need.
Science Olympiad Press Release 3/20/15
Official White House Press Release 3/23/15
Houston Chronicle Story by Connor Radnovich 3/24/15
Twitter hashtag & handles #WHScienceFair @whitehouse @whitehouseostp @SOAlumniNetwork #scienceolympiad
For information on Science Olympiad's past visits to the previous four White House Science Fairs, see:
Science Olympiad - 2010 White House Science Fair
Science Olympiad - 2012 White House Science Fair
Science Olympiad - 2013 White House Science Fair
Science Olympiad - 2014 White House Science Fair
Media may contact Jenny Kopach, Science Olympiad VP Marketing Communications, for more info.
President Barack Obama poses with honorees at the 2015 White House Science Fair in Washington, DC. Erik Yu and Heather Sweeney pictured top left with red, white and blue medals.