WHAT: As a part of The Weather Channel commitment to science AMHQ, the network’s flagship morning show, is headed to Washington, D.C. to get a first look at the fifth annual White House Science Fair. Hosts Sam Champion and Anaridis Rodriguez will report live from the White House East Gardens and explore the next generation of America’s brightest minds.
Champion will also interview President Obama’s Science Advisor, Dr. John Holdren, on Obama’s Educate to Innovate campaign which focuses on getting more girls and boys inspired and prepared to excel in the critical STEM fields. The White House Science Fair covers a broad range of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) innovations.
AMHQ will focus primarily on applicants whose projects focus on environmental issues like Kelly Charley from New Mexico whose project focuses on a solar-heating system that brings warmth to communities off the grid and Joseph Santana and Sophia Nobles from Florida who have set out to find a renewable way of generating safe drinking water from ocean water by harnessing wave energy.
Around one-third of employees at The Weather Company are scientists. These include all the scientists needed to provide the world’s best weather – meteorologists, computer scientists and data analytics scientists. In one way or another, this concentration of scientists can easily identify with the passion and dedication these Science Fair participants have.
WHEN: Monday, March 23 during AMHQ, 7 - 10 a.m.
WHO/WHERE: Live coverage from the White House East Gardens begins at 7 a.m. with Sam Champion and Anaridis Rodriguez for AMHQ.