The President’s Day


President Barack Obama announces more than $240 million in pledges to boost the study of STEM fields. This year’s White House Science Fair is focused on diversity.




President Barack Obama laughs as Stephanie Bullock, 15, of Saint Croix, Virgin Islands, far right, explains her team’s rocket design during the President’s tour of the White House Science Fair. With Bullock are Maria Haywood, 12, and Shimeeka Stanley, 14




President Barack Obama poses with six-year-old Girl Scouts from Tulsa, Okla. during the White House Science Fair. The Girl Scouts, including, Emily Bergenroth, Alicia Cutter, Karissa Cheng, Addy O’Neal, and Emery Dodson, used Lego pieces and designed a battery-powered page turner to help people who are paralyzed or have arthritis





Sahil Doshi, 14, of Pittsburgh shows his carbon-dioxide powered battery idea to President Barack Obama


President Barack Obama tries out a wheelchair with a design modification that makes wheelchair movements easier by Kaitlin Reed, 16, of Dover, Mass., next to Mohammed Sayed, 16, of Cambridge, Mass., who is originally from Afghanistan, and designed a 3D-printed modular arm. Obama will announce more than $240 million in pledges to boost the study of those fields, known as STEM. This year’s fair is focused on diversity.



Harry Paul, 18, of Port Washington, N.Y., shows President Barack Obama his “growing spine implant” that helps in the treatment of scoliosis



Obama deadpans a remark to reporters about how impressed he is by the work of Gupta as Obama plays host to the 2015 White House Science Fair at the White House in Washington

President Barack Obama deadpans a remark to reporters about how impressed he is by the work of Anvita Gupta, 17, from Scottsdale, Arizona, about developing a computer algorithm to assess drugs’ effectiveness in the fight against Ebola, Cancer, and Tuberculosis



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President Barack Obama looks at the invention of Sergio Corral and Isela Martinez from Phoenix, Arizona, leaders of the robotics program from Carl Hayden High School


Tiye Garrett-Mills, of Denver, Colorado, shows President Barack Obama her technique for scanning leaf structures


Cruz smiles as Obama mentions him in his remarks at the 2015 White House Science Fair at the White House in Washington

Victor Cruz of the NFL’s New York Giants smiles as President Barack Obama mentions him in his remarks


President Barack Obama reacts while listening attentively to Nikhil Behari, 14, from Sewickley, Pennsylvania, who is designing a biometric security system for computers to help identify a user by their typing style



Nye acknowledges applause as Obama mentions him in his remarks at the 2015 White House Science Fair at the White House in Washington

Bill Nye ‘The Science Guy’ acknowledges applause as U.S. President Barack Obama mentions him in his remarks




Obama speaks with Sonsteby and Peifer about their invention, as he plays host to the 2015 White House Science Fair at the White House in Washington

President Barack Obama speaks with Kristian Sonsteby and Corine Peifer of Pennsylvania, about their invention of a power generator which stores energy created by the natural motion of a floating dock moving up and down with a lake’s natural currents



Obama speaks with Pandya about her nanotechnology project as Obama plays host to the 2015 White House Science Fair at the White House in Washington

President Barack Obama speaks with Ruchi Pandya from San Jose, California, about her nanotechnology project to test biological samples

Obama reacts to a group of six-year-old Girl Scouts from Tulsa, Oklahoma, who made a battery-powered page turner, as he plays host to the 2015 White House Science Fair at the White House in Washington

Students laugh at a joke by Obama as he delivers remarks for the 2015 White House Science Fair at the White House





President Barack Obama speaks at the SelectUSA Investment Summit in National Harbor, Md. SelectUSA, created in 2011, is the first-ever federal effort to bring job-creating investment to the United States, promoting the United States as the world’s premier business location, and providing easy access to federal-level programs and services related to business investment




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Obama pauses during remarks at the SelectUSA Investment Summit in National Harbor, Maryland


133 Responses to “The President’s Day”

    • March 23, 2015 at 9:29 pm

      Congrats Gail 🙂

      What a gift, NW!!! Every picture brings a big smile. The President had a great day (and CoS Denis McDonough brought the hammer to Bibi at J Street, as well)!! Thank you!!!

  1. 3 GGail
    March 23, 2015 at 6:54 pm

    Hey Hey, I’m getting pretty good at this 😀

  2. 18 GGail
    March 23, 2015 at 6:56 pm

    Thanks NW, I can’t wait to get home and view this and play that 🙂

  3. 31 GGail
    March 23, 2015 at 6:58 pm

    I am so proud of this young lady in her braids; Tiye Garrett-Mills, of Denver, Colorado.

  4. 34 MightyPamela
    March 23, 2015 at 7:13 pm

    So So So So So important, so exciting to see the interest and the brilliant young minds working to change this world for the better, for the good of all. ❤

  5. 36 Nerdy Wonka
    March 23, 2015 at 7:19 pm

    Welcome to America.

  6. March 23, 2015 at 7:23 pm

  7. March 23, 2015 at 7:34 pm

    Because I can’t get enough of these adorable rock stars!!

  8. March 23, 2015 at 7:39 pm

    Hilarity break!!

  9. March 23, 2015 at 7:44 pm

    Great roundup of the day. Loved watching the kids today. They are awe-inspiring.

  10. March 23, 2015 at 7:45 pm

    Loved the pictures and videos of the WH Science Fair. POTUS looks so relaxed and happy. He’s in his element, innovative ideas and children.

    Saw this tweet a little while ago and wanted to share it. I’d rather be in the front row!

  11. March 23, 2015 at 7:57 pm

    ….It is amazing how quickly the Republican hero crumbled after the Obama administration suggested that they may have to reassess their across the board support for Israel in the UN. Netanyahu has flip-flopped on opposing the two-state solution, shut up about the nuclear deal that the Obama administration is negotiating with Iran and has now apologized to Israeli Arabs for his ugly race baiting.

    The message is clear. Obama owns Netanyahu…..

  12. 61 vcprezofan2
    March 23, 2015 at 8:04 pm

    WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report) – A disturbed Canadian man wants to try to get into the White House, according to reports.

    The man, who was born in Calgary before drifting to Texas, has been spotted in Washington, D.C. in recent years exhibiting erratic behavior, sources said.

    In 2013, he gained entry to the United States Senate and was heard quoting incoherently from a children’s book before he was finally subdued.

    More recently, he was heard ranting about a plan to …………………………….


  13. 64 Judith Fardig
    March 23, 2015 at 8:07 pm

    What a delightful post! So happy our President got to hang out with adorable, smart young scientists. GGail – you’re a whiz kid yourself getting here so fast.

  14. March 23, 2015 at 8:12 pm

  15. March 23, 2015 at 8:16 pm

    “..meet the new object of your basketball affection: Xavier center Matt Stainbrook, who leads the Musketeers into the Sweet 16 against Arizona this Thursday. Stainbrook isn’t just the Musketeers’ leading scorer — he’s also one of the world’s largest Uber drivers and a model big brother, to boot. A 6-foot-10, 263-pound post, Stainbrook is sixth-seeded Xavier’s top scorer and rebounder, averaging 12 points and seven boards per game. He’s in his fifth year of hoops eligibility, already done with his undergrad studies and now working toward an MBA. Basketball star, MBA student — what else? That’s an extra-full plate for most college students, but Stainbrook also moonlights as an Uber driver. Since September, he’s used his 2004 Buick Rendezvous to earn extra cash by driving users of the popular ride-hailing app around Cincinnati…..

    …Because he’s not on scholarship, Stainbrook can use the extra cash. That little fact, of course, begs an obvious question: How is a 6-foot-10 college hoops star not good enough to earn a full ride? Stainbrook actually gave up his scholarship before this season so that Xavier coach Chris Mack could use it on his younger brother, sophomore Tim Stainbrook, a 6-foot-6 reserve forward who averages just one minute per game…It was even Matt who convinced his little bro to walk-on at Xavier in the first place instead of taking a scholarship to a smaller school…After Tim’s freshman season ended last year, Matt decided to give up his scholarship for his baby brother. Undergraduate tuition costs much more than Xavier’s MBA program, his thinking went, so the switch made sense….continued”

  16. March 23, 2015 at 8:21 pm

    “The average surface temperature in China has increased by 0.23°C (0.4°F) each decade of the last 65 years, said a Chinese government official—twice the average pace of warming everywhere else on the planet. This isn’t the first time the Chinese government has quantified the effects of global warming on its environment. However, today’s remarks are a break with previous statements that China “has basically kept pace” with the warming experienced by the rest of the world. The remarks were also unusually grave. Since 2000, weather-related disasters have cost China 1% of its GDP, eight times more than the global average, said Zheng Guoguang, head of China’s meteorological administration…continued”

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  17. 71 jacquelineoboomer
    March 23, 2015 at 8:23 pm

    I could just look at the images and not read one word or listen in … to know that our country remains in good hands!

    Thanks for this great post, NW.

  18. March 23, 2015 at 8:25 pm

    Wonderful post, Nerdy!

    ….a few more pics

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  20. March 23, 2015 at 8:37 pm

    • March 23, 2015 at 8:42 pm

      I posted the link to his speech in an earlier thread. Hopefully, everyone at TOD will view it. Please pay close attention what he said that elicited (more than one) standing ovation. The J Street folk, including more than 1000 college students, definitely get it!!!!!

      • March 23, 2015 at 8:44 pm

        BTW, the youngest Knesst Member, Stav Shaffir, is the future for Israel if it wants to ever be a truly democratic and Jewish State.

      • 80 vcprezofan2
        March 23, 2015 at 8:44 pm

        Watched it earlier; thank you for bringing the appropriate section to our attention, Bfr.

      • March 23, 2015 at 8:47 pm

        Whoops…Didn’t mean to duplicate, Bob! Just got done eating dinner and catching up…I see James Baker just got done speaking a little while ago…I hope like you everyone takes time to watch. It is to bad the MSM doesn’t cover Jstreet like AIPAC. I guess Wolf Blitzer, being a former AIPAC crony won’t let CNN go near, but hey lets all go to Falwell’s RW university to cover Ted Cruz instead 🙂

        BTW I need a comment to be freed from moderation BT :mrgreen:

    • March 23, 2015 at 8:50 pm

      The reflection in the drop of dew at the 1:30 mark is incredible!! I love this kind of stuff -TY VC 😎

      • 84 vcprezofan2
        March 23, 2015 at 9:11 pm

        Glad you enjoyed it, LPlains, though thanks go to Smartypants, and her contact, Alan Mandel.

        I was actually all set to vote on your Smithsonian post recently, until I discovered there were far more entrants on the list than I had thought. I chickened out at that point. 😀

        • March 23, 2015 at 9:55 pm

          I was exhausted trying to figure out which ones to include in my post…I figured just add the link and see who doesn’t chicken out 😀

          • 86 vcprezofan2
            March 23, 2015 at 10:04 pm

            😀 😀 I checked your post, decided on my pick from your choices (which I thought were the finalists of the finalists) and headed over ready to make my mark. Of course, when I saw how many others there were I got ‘confused’. 😀 😀

    • March 23, 2015 at 10:00 pm

      Thank you.
      It is just beautiful! It is a must!

      • 88 vcprezofan2
        March 23, 2015 at 10:07 pm

        Hi LDS. I hope you guys also leave thank you notes over at Smartypants. I appreciate her bringing that very calming and profound *talk* to our attention. It’s a nice vid to save for a day when we might need some upliftment.

  21. 89 amk for obama
    March 23, 2015 at 8:37 pm

    young scientists & inventors = the future. Great story.

  22. March 23, 2015 at 8:38 pm

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  24. March 23, 2015 at 8:51 pm

    If you would love, love, love, LOVE to see Palin, Trump, Perry, Giuliani, Graham, Bachmann and as many reffugglian loons as possible jump in the race with Cruz RAISE YOUR HAND!! OMG the entertainment value!! PLEEEEASE!!!

    • 95 jacquelineoboomer
      March 23, 2015 at 9:24 pm

      I’d rather be locked in a basement! (<< No idea where I got that, but you get the idea.)

    • March 23, 2015 at 9:27 pm

      Your wish ….


      • 97 0388jojothecat
        March 23, 2015 at 10:08 pm

        Refucklicans they keep getting re-elected and they keep re-fucking us every time. When will Americans stop being afraid and do what’s best for Americans. When I heard Mo’ne Davis ask that the person who called her that ugly name be reinstated I that’s what we have been taught..sticks & stones, forgive people, everyone deserves a 2nd chance. I see some of the nasty ugly comments about PBO & FLOTUS and think what makes someone be so stupid and hateful?.

      • 98 MightyPamela
        March 23, 2015 at 10:15 pm

        How, oh how, to pick a winner with so many losers to choose from?? I ask you… 🙂

  25. 99 jacquelineoboomer
    March 23, 2015 at 8:54 pm

    On a lighter note, I turn around and four-year-old action figure great grandson is pulling long blonde hair out of his mommy’s hairbrush, putting the strands on the sofa next to him. So, I say, “Eew. Don’t do that, honey.” And he says, “I have to. It’s for the scrapbook.”

    So, I’m guessing he’s seen Mommy keep a lock of his hair in his baby book, so he’s decided to keep a lock of hers – possibly in his “Mommy book”?

    Ha. Life is good.

    • 100 vcprezofan2
      March 23, 2015 at 9:24 pm

      Your g grandS is always a card! 🙂 Wonder what else will go in the ‘Mommy book’?

    • 104 GGail
      March 23, 2015 at 9:28 pm

      He’s got your creativity and sense of humor all ready J’OB 🙂

      • 105 jacquelineoboomer
        March 23, 2015 at 10:38 pm

        Well, aren’t you a sweetheart! I’m thinkin’ he’s pretty much one of a kind (and who doesn’t think that about the little ones in their hearts!).

    • 106 Nerdy Wonka
      March 23, 2015 at 9:30 pm

      That’s awesome. He’s super duper kick ass.

      • 107 jacquelineoboomer
        March 23, 2015 at 10:33 pm

        Ha. I shall tell my granddaughter what you wrote, and she will agree with you! (He’s said many times he doesn’t want to grow up to be a “big boy,” because he doesn’t want to “leave Mommy.” I tell her to prepare for 46 years of that – Ha – what a coincidence, my son’s/her dad’s age.) (Okay, I’ll stop with the stories!)

  26. 108 JER
    March 23, 2015 at 9:03 pm

  27. 110 Jeff
    March 23, 2015 at 9:06 pm

    last day of spring quarter. Now I am eagerly awaiting my grades!

    Math has been difficult, painful as I got dyscalculia (like dyslexia but with math)

    Hope that I did okay.

  28. March 23, 2015 at 9:08 pm

    • 115 jacquelineoboomer
      March 23, 2015 at 9:17 pm

      Mr. President, I dare say even you could not adequately describe what makes you who you are (and as great as you are). But thanks for trying to help the rest of us along!

  29. March 23, 2015 at 9:18 pm


    Teddie is getting Twittered, big time …..

  30. March 23, 2015 at 9:19 pm

    Princeton girl basketball team lost tonight to Maryland 85-70.

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