This was no ordinary science fair! Today's fourth annual White House Science Fair celebrated 100 students from more than 30 states, who represent over 40 different science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) competitions across the country. Additionally, 30 student teams exhibited their awe-inspiring, award-winning projects. President Obama hosted the event, applauding these young people's achievements.
After viewing the students' exhibits, it was clear a self-effacing POTUS was floored by their accomplishments, joking, "I have a confession to make. When I was growing up my science fair projects were not as successful as those here! ... I accidentally killed some plants that were a part of my experiment. Another time, a bunch of mice escaped in my grandmother's apartment. These experiments did not take me straight to the White House!"