2014 may go down in history as the geekiest year ever here at the White House.
Over the past 12 months, we’ve welcomed makers, coders, gamers, Nobel Prize winners, student scientists, and broadcast meteorologists to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., and we’ve adorned our halls with robots, 3D printers, and science projects.
We’ve continued to gather top expert-geeks online to discuss a range of topics such as asteroids, superhero science, the science of cooking, and extreme weather (including one dialed in from the bottom of the ocean).
This year, the President and his Administration continued momentum on a range of science, technology, and innovation priorities that promise to benefit American citizens — from steps to unleash troves of government data as fuel for innovation, to releasing the most comprehensive scientific assessment ever of the domestic impacts of climate change, to telling the untold story of women in science and technology.
Here are some science and technology highlights from 2014:
4. We hosted kid innovators at the White House Science Fair (with a first-ever focus on girls in STEM).
And the President even snapped a selfie with Bill Nye and Neil deGrasse Tyson: