We the Geeks Wrap Up: Don't Be Bored, Make Something

Today we talked 3-D printed flowers, books that fold into LED lamps, and the power of the maker movement on the latest We The Geeks, called “Don’t Be Bored, Make Something.”

Pioneers here in America are democratizing the tools of the industrial revolution and spreading them to students around the country. Today’s discussion focused on the coalition of citizens coming together to give U.S. students, entrepreneurs, and workers the ability to make almost anything.

Kumar Garg, Assistant Director for Learning and Innovation at the Office of Science and Technology Policy and J.J. Raynor, a Policy Analyst at the National Economic Council moderated today’s discussion, and the participants included:

Watch the full video below:

We the Geeks" is a new series of Google+ Hangouts to highlight the future of science, technology, and innovation here in the United States. Topics such as commercial space exploration, science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education, turning science fiction to science fact, and others will be discussed with Administration officials and key private sector contributors. Join the conversation using the hashtag #WeTheGeeks and be sure to sign up for email updates about future "We the Geeks" hangouts.

Phil Larson is a Policy Advisor for Space and Aeronautics at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.
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