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Team "6,000 n 60," the 2011 1st Place National Winning Middle School Team, Exhibits at the Annual White House Science Fair

Rico Bowman, Genevieve Boyle, Mina Apostadiro and Isabel Steinhoff, the members of the 1st place national winning team for grades 6-8 in the 2011 Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge (mentored by Lani Bowman) shared their project at this year's White House Science Fair President Obama heard first-hand from the students about how their project, which involved starting a battery recycling campaign in their hometown community of Kapaau, Hawaii, changed the world.

About the White House Science Fair
The White House Science Fair celebrated the student winners of a broad range of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) competitions from across the country. About 100 students participate in the event and a subset of these exhibit their work. At the fair, President Obama views the different exhibits, ranging from breakthrough research to new inventions, followed by remarks to an audience of students, science educators, and business leaders. Learn more.

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Posted on February 7, 2012 by Michael Gorman

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