Two Boise-area high school science students were honored at the White House Science Fair today.
"There are a lot of great things I get to do as president... but some of the best moments have involved science and our annual science fair", said President Obama. It is the last one of his presidency.
With those words, and after NASA Astronauts' kickoff in a weightless environment, two of Boise's own were honored.
Olivia Thomas, 18, as a 10-year-old home-school student discovered a love of coding. Today she is starting a local game-design program for girls with a grant from the National Center for Women and Information Technology.
Nathan Charles Marshall, age 17, from Boise, was a finalist in the Intel Science Talent Search.
Reaching back 55 million years through marine core samples, he showed that our planet can recover from global warming, but only if humanity responds in time.
"One of the essential elements in our constitution is the belief that the power of the human brain, when applied to the world around us, can do amazing remarkable things", said President Obama.