"If that doesn't inspire you...I don't know what will."

Oct 19, 2010
Megan Bedard is a sucker for sustainable agriculture and a good farmers market, she likes writing about food almost as much as eating it.

"Now if that doesn't inspire you, if that doesn't make you feel good about America and the possibilities of our young people when they apply themselves to science and math, I don't know what will."  —President Obama, speaking about the accomplishments of 16-year-old Amy Chyao, who earned a trip to the Intel Science and Engineering Fair at the White House for her work developing a device to activate a particular cancer drug.

Chyao taught herself chemistry and will continue to do research with the biology team at the University of Texas at Dallas.

Amy Chyao meets with President Obama. This is her second trip to the White House, her first was during the Bush administration for a national spelling bee competition. (Photo: The Dallas Morning News)

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