Thursday, January 28, 2010

Whatever your view of U.S. politics, and our current president in particular, I hope you will agree on the importance for investing in science & technology.  In addition to monetary investment, an investment in inspiration to young people to pursue careers in science & technology is also needed.  At last night's State of the Union speech, President Obama had two young people in attendance sitting next to the first lady.  They included Li Boynton, an 18-year-old who was the winner of the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair last year for her work on water quality testing, and Gabriela Farfan, a 19-year-old who one of of the top awards in the Intel Science Talent Search for her work in mineralogy. An article from the Office of Science & Technology Policy today highlights the goal of reaching young Americans for careers in science.