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Live Coverage: White House Science Fair 2016

Follow along as President Obama welcomes more than 130 students from over 30 states to his sixth and final White House Science Fair.

Today, President Obama will host his sixth and final White House Science Fair, welcoming students from across the country to show us how they are going to change the future of America.

“As a society, we have to celebrate outstanding work by young people in science at least as much as we do Super Bowl winners. Because superstar biologists and engineers and rocket scientists and robot-builders… they’re what’s going to transform our society. They’re the folks who are going to come up with cures for diseases and new sources of energy, and help us build healthier, more successful societies.”
President Obama, 2014 White House Science Fair 

This year's White House Science Fair will highlight the ingenuity and entrepreneurship of the next generation of scientists, engineers, mathematicians, and innovators. Students attending this year's Science Fair are tackling some of our Nation's greatest challenges - from combating climate change, to uncovering new ways to fight cancer, to discovering ways to reach farther beyond our atmosphere as a part of the Mars generation. Learn more about the next generation of America's innovators.




You don’t need to be at the White House to participate. Share YOUR science projects on social media using #WHScienceFair.


In 2010, the President hosted the first-ever White House Science Fair. Check out some highlights from fairs past.

Danielle Cohen is an intern in the Office of Digital Strategy