President Obama tests Marshmallow Cannon. First Dog treat cannon next?
Did you know that one million additional science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) graduates will be needed over the next decade to fill the growing number of jobs that require STEM skills? And that fewer than 40 percent of students who enter college intending to major in a STEM field complete a STEM degree?
That's why Big BO started the White House Science Fair, to encourage the talented participants and all young Americans to pursue STEM degrees and careers and help keep America the global leader in technological advances.
At last week's second annual White House Science Fair, Dad was like a kid in a candy store inspecting one clever creation after another, including waste-reducing, dissolvable sugar packets, a food sanitizing UV-light lunchbox, and a concussion-detecting sports helmet.
But it was the Extreme Marshmallow Cannon that really tickled his inner-child. I was so impressed with the gadget that I've requested some official face time with Pops to discuss plans for tweaking the device to launch tasty First Dog treats and make it a permanent fixture on the White House lawn.
Check-out the Marshmallow Cannon video and share my utopian vision...
More great inventions from this year's White House Science Fair:
HEADS UP! Helmet - "The helmet is a redesign of the standard-issue military helmet and is equipped with bullet and shrapnel-stopping gels and highly sensitive temperature and air pressure sensors to notify medical personnel of the presence and level of brain injury."
MedPAL - "A smartphone app that works in conjunction with a Bluetooth-enabled heart rate monitor to notify contacts in the event of a medical emergency, version 1 of which is currently available for purchase on the Web."
A Robot to Connect Senior Citizens with their Families - "A telepresence robot which moves around the center and allows seniors to connect via Skype with their family and friends when they are unable to visit in person."