First-Ever White House Maker Faire

The White House has joined up with innovators and entrepreneurs around the nation to create the first-ever Maker Faire to promote STEM learning around the nation.

“I am proud to host the first-ever White House Maker Faire. This event celebrates every maker — from students learning STEM skills to entrepreneurs launching new businesses to innovators powering the renaissance in American manufacturing. I am calling on people across the country to join us in sparking creativity and encouraging invention in their communities.”President Obama on June 17, 2014 (from the Maker Faire website)

 
President Obama, educators, innovators, students, and most importantly Bill Nye the Science Guy have all come together today, June 18th, 2014 to celebrate science in America and create a nation-wide STEM frenzy. Exhibits include 3D printing from the National Institute of Health, a GiraffeCam (which is the best), robots, and just general science awesomeness!

There is even some Oregon representation at the Faire, but not just any Oregon representation, our very own Oregon Institute of Technology is a Participating University in the Maker Faire. Other Oregon reps come from Pacific Northwest College of Art, University of Portland, the Multnomah County Library, Mayors from Eugene, Portland, Hillsboro, and Beaverton, and two honored exhibitors David Perry and Kevin Bates.

You can watch the Faire live here.

Go get inspired today, and start making!