By: Joy Montefusco
Last Tuesday I had the great pleasure - and honor - of being invited to attend the second annual White House Science Fair on behalf of SCI. I may be dating myself here, but the last time I was inside the White House was when teachers could still drop off a busload of kids at the front door for a tour almost any time.
We weren't sure if we'd be attending, so when we got the news on Monday, we had to put a plan together in short order. Luckily, our intrepid staff photographer, Beth Caldwell, agreed to drop everything and attend with me. Beth and I channeled our inner Rosalind Russels (remember her fast-talking reporter character from "His Girl Friday"?) as we checked in with the White House security team and got our shiny red Press badges. The reporters who regularly cover WH events have their own hangout with lots of cameras, computers, lockers, and a somewhat dingy espresso machine. We felt like real Washington insiders!