Obama's new science education initiative features Blimpduino!

Yesterday, President Obama announced an “Educate to Innovate” campaign, including “National Lab Day” in the US. First among the projects they recommend for aspiring young engineers and scientists is Blimpduino!

From the release:

"President Obama has launched an “Educate to Innovate” campaign to improve the participation and performance of America’s students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). This campaign will include efforts not only from the Federal Government but also from leading companies, foundations, non-profits, and science and engineering societies to work with young people across America to excel in science and math. As part of the campaign, this Administration hopes to do a series of events, announcements and other activities that build upon the President’s “call to action” and address the key components of national priority. "

Here is the transcript of the President's remarks.

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Comment by Gary Mortimer on November 25, 2009 at 3:05am
Right then first picture of one in the Whitehouse please
Comment by OlivierD. on November 25, 2009 at 4:16am
Very cool. President Obama also awarded Rudolph E. Kalman with the National Medal of Sciences on 7 October 2009 for his achievements.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rudolf_E._Kalman
Comment by Howard Gordon on November 25, 2009 at 8:17am
Blimpduino is an ideal combination of features and cost for entry-level exploration of autonomous flight, so congratulations are due to Chris and Jordi for this recognition. However, I suspect Chris will have to hire more kids and buy more kitchen tables to handle the production requirements for the likely increase in demand.

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Comment by Chris Anderson on November 25, 2009 at 8:31am
Actually, we breed our labor force, not hire them. We're at five so far, so hoping that's enough!

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Comment by Sgt Ric on November 25, 2009 at 9:09am
Congratulations Chris and Jordi! (again)
Comment by Varga András on November 25, 2009 at 9:44am
Guess what was in the news about the award of Kálmán Rudolf in Hungary............ nothing :-(
Comment by OlivierD. on November 25, 2009 at 3:40pm
Varga: I know, he should be a national hero, even if he studied in the US, he is still Hungarian.
Comment by Jack Crossfire on November 25, 2009 at 7:32pm
Unless the science initiative gets the same kind of money that banks & SUV makers got, most anyone would rather be the next Rick Waggoner or Ken Lewis than the next Charly Bolden.

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