In keeping with his promise to honor the winners of science competitions as much as those who win sports championships, President Obama welcomed the winners of the first-ever Google Science Fair to the Oval Office yesterday.
The winners, three young women from the United States, bested roughly 10,000 competitors from 90 different countries to earn top accolades from a judging panel of acclaimed scientists. Their victories represent the impressive accomplishments that students – including girls and underrepresented groups – can achieve in science, technology, engineering, and math subjects when given the tools and support they need to succeed.
In their meeting with the President, the winners described their hopes of earning advanced degrees in the sciences and making that research relevant to the lives of others in their communities.
The winners of competition are:
Congrats to them all!