March 23, 2015

Union Of Concerned Scientists Congratulates White House Science Fair Participants

Statement by Dr. Andrew A. Rosenberg

WASHINGTON (March 23, 2015)—Today, President Obama hosted the 5th annual White House Science Fair, a great tradition that showcases the talents of inspiring young people from across the country, according to the Union of Concerned Scientists.

Below is a statement from Dr. Andrew A. Rosenberg, director of the Center for Science and Democracy at the Union of Concerned Scientists.

“The students we saw today exemplify what science, at its best, is all about: putting the tools of observation, experiment and data analysis together to answer tough questions, solve problems and make people’s lives better.

“These impressive students are tomorrow’s inventors, engineers, doctors and science advisors to our government at all levels. It’s great to see how committed they are to using science to help build a better world.

“More than ever, the problems we face—climate change, public health, and building the technologies, jobs and policies of the future—will need to be tackled with the dedicated efforts of scientists. The young men and women whose vision took them to the White House Science Fair offer us all a model of how scientists can be engaged and active in public life.

“Congratulations to all the young people who took part in today’s Science Fair – we can’t wait to see what they come up with next.”