President Obama hosted a White House Science Fair Tuesday, in case you haven’t heard. From the Red Room to the State Dining Room, the executive mansion was full of those fold-out cardboard display boards we all remember from middle school. Next to them were groups of students eager to explain their projects to anyone who happened by.
No, no one studied whether watering bean sprouts with dishwater reduces unemployment. Wiseacre. No one really won, either. It wasn’t a real science fair, in the sense that no ribbons were handed out. It was more of a get-together for kids who’d already won other science or technology competitions
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