On Monday at the White House in Washington, DC, three lucky young ladies had a once in a lifetime experience as US President Barack Obama praised their efforts in winning this years’ Google Science Fair.
The happy girls proudly showed Obama their trophies built of LEGO® bricks, while telling him about their accomplishments, and future ambitions. As well as an exclusive behind the scenes tour of the area, the trio met with inspiring scientists making connections to help them with their projects.
The LEGO MINDSTORMS Team is so impressed with their success, and cannot wait to see what they achieve next!
Here is what the girls had to say about their experience:
"It wasn’t just that we got to see him and shake hands with him, he knew our projects, he actually knew our names, what we did, and we actually had a conversation with him … he seemed really excited about meeting us!" - Lauren Hodge, 14
"I was able to make connections that I otherwise would not have had an opportunity to make that was something really powerful to me and will be a powerful tool in my future." - Naomi Shah, 16
"The one thing I have taken away from this trip is inspiration –we met people really impacting the world around them and this is something really incredible for us as young scientists to see and aspire to be." - Shree Bose, 17
The LEGO MINDSTORMS Team
Click here to read more about the Google Science Fair and the 2011 Winners.