Our nation is built upon a legacy of discovery, innovation, and ingenuity – forged over centuries by creative minds, inventors, and thinkers who inspire American citizens, and especially young people, to discover and solve problems in the world around them.
Throughout history, these STEM all-stars have gone to great lengths—including to the heights of Earth’s atmosphere; the depths of our oceans, and into the far reaches of space—in order to unlock new discoveries and expand the frontiers of knowledge. These “extreme” scientists and engineers conduct their work atop mountains and volcanoes, in frigid temperatures, at high speeds, and on the ocean floor – all in pursuit of new insights that will push the boundaries of science and technology.
On Tuesday, April 22 at 4:00 pm ET, the White House will host a new episode of We the Geeks on extreme science. Tune in to this Google+ Hangout to hear from some incredible scientists who are doing research at the edges of the Earth and beyond in pursuit of extreme science!
Viewers can join the conversation by asking questions on Twitter using #WeTheGeeks. And you can view the hangout Tuesday at 4:00 pm ET by visiting obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/WeTheGeeks.
This Google Hangout is part of an exciting week of activities at the White House in celebration of National Science Week! Other Science Week activities include:
We hope you’ll join us as we geek-out during Science Week! Start by tuning into “We the Geeks: Extreme Science” this Tuesday at 4pm ET by visiting obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/WeTheGeeks and join the conversation on Twitter using #WeTheGeeks.
Danielle Carnival is a Senior Policy Advisor at the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy. Bess Evans is Senior Policy Advisor for Public Engagement at the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy.