President Awesome

Posted: February 8th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Blog | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on President Awesome

Check out this video of President Obama geeking out with 14-year old Maker star Joey Hudy. With an impromptu request for a demonstration, the President helps Joey shoot a marshmallow across the State Dining Room with the homemade shooter, the ‘Extreme Marshmallow Cannon’ (which Obama helps power up with a bicycle pump).

The event was to showcase student winners of science, technology, engineering & math  (STEM) competitions from across the country. Obama announced new policies to recruit and support science, technology, engineering and math teacher programs, including requesting $80 million in his upcoming budget for teacher preparation, with the goal of training one million additional STEM students over the next decade.