Discover’s Bad Astronomy blog celebrates a new effort to teach more science:
I was particularly excited to hear Obama announce an annual science fair to be held at the White House! As he said, it’s time that people who have made extraordinary achievements in science stand beside athletes and others honored at the White House.
And as if he were channeling my brain, President Obama said this:
“We’re going to show young people how cool science can be.”
Ah, hearing that is like a symphony to my ears. To which I’ll add: damn straight.
My optimism is more guarded, but yeah. Astronaut Sally Ride is involved along with some NASA administrators, and the Mythbusters guys were in evidence, so, well. Yeah. (Plus robot competitions!)
You can read the official announcement’s transcript here.