Society alumni get special mentions from President Obama at 5th White House Science Fair | Society for Science & the Public
Previous Story:
Top winners of Intel STS 2015
Next Story:
Society to launch Mini Grant program in 2015

Society alumni get special mentions from President Obama at 5th White House Science Fair

March 23, 2015
Nikhil Behari, Broadcom MASTERS 2014 finalist, sets up his project in The Blue Room of the White House.
Nikhil Behari, Broadcom MASTERS 2014 finalist, sets up his project in The Blue Room of the White House.
PHOTO COURTESY OF SOCIETY FOR SCIENCE & THE PUBLIC.

“This is the fifth White House science fair and every year I walk out smarter than when I came in," President Obama said in his final remarks at the White House Science Fair. 

Alumni of the Society for Science & the Public have been honored with invitations to the event every year since its induction. This year, President Obama spent time talking with Intel ISEF 2014 finalist Harry Paul, Intel ISEF 2013 finalist and Intel STS 2015 award winner Anvita Gupta, Intel STS 2015 semifinalist Ruchi Pandya, and Broadcom MASTERS 2014 finalist Nikhil Behari. He told all four students he was proud of them and hoped their research continued to help people in the future.

Anvita Gupta, Harry Paul. Nathan Han, and Kelly Charley in front of the White House.
Anvita Gupta, Harry Paul. Nathan Han, and Kelly Charley in front of the White House.

 

Anvita Gupta, Intel ISEF 2013 and Intel STS 2015 award winner, impressed President Obama with her research and creation of a computer program that can identify new drugs.
Anvita Gupta, Intel ISEF 2013 and Intel STS 2015 award winner, impressed President Obama with her research and creation of a computer program that can identify new drugs.
Nikhil Behari, Broadcom MASTERS 2014 finalist, sets up his project in The Blue Room of the White House.
Nikhil Behari, Broadcom MASTERS 2014 finalist, sets up his project in The Blue Room of the White House. 
Nikhil Behari, Nathan Han, and Holly Jackson are all Broadcom MASTERS alumni. Nathan is also an Intel ISEF 2014 finalist.
Nikhil Behari, Nathan Han, and Holly Jackson are all Broadcom MASTERS alumni. Nathan is also an Intel ISEF 2014 finalist.

 

Kelly Charley, Intel ISEF 2014 finalist, represented the competition at the White House Science Fair.
Kelly Charley, Intel ISEF 2014 finalist, represented the competition at the White House Science Fair.

 

On Sunday, the Secret Service allowed Holly Jackson and Kelly Charley to go "backstage" and take a photo in the spot where the President spoke during the Fair on Monday.
On Sunday, the Secret Service allowed Holly Jackson and Kelly Charley to go "backstage" and take a photo in the spot where the President spoke during the Fair on Monday.

 

Holly Jackson, Broadcom MASTERS 2014 winner, with her board set up in the White House.
Holly Jackson, Broadcom MASTERS 2014 winner, with her board set up in the White House.

 

Harry Paul, Intel ISEF 2014 finalist at the White House. He was one of the select students President Obama spoke with at the Fair.
Harry Paul, Intel ISEF 2014 finalist at the White House. He was one of the select students President Obama spoke with at the Fair.

 

Harry's project set up for the fair.
Harry's project set up for the fair.