President Obama had a full day of activities planned for Tuesday that involved students in Washington, D. C. and Dayton, Ohio. First, Obama met with young scientist finalists in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington. The high school students are 2012 Intel Science Talent Search finalists. The young student finalists are participating in a competition for scholarships and awards all week in the Capitol city.
The Intel Science Talent Search is the nation’s most prestigious science research competition for high school seniors. Prior to 1998 when the competition was sponsored by Intel, it started in 1942 as a partnership with Westinghouse. The competition has provided a national stage for the country’s best and brightest young scientists to present original research to nationally recognized professional scientists.
Afternoon plans for the President were for he and David Cameron, the British Prime Minister to head to the University of Dayton Arena in Dayton, Ohio aboard Air Force One and attend a game at the first round of the NCAA tournament. The President and the Prime Minister caught the Western Kentucky and Mississippi Valley State game. It was the first hoops contest for Cameron giving President Obama the opportunity to share a few pointers.
Obama opens welcoming remarks by saying he introduced Cameron to “bracketology” at NCAA game and the PM wants to “install a hoop” back home