Yes, the tradition of science fairs should be continued during future presidencies. This country is already slipping educationally and needs to do everything in its power to encourage the pursuit of science on all fronts. What better way than lending some presidential dazzle to wash away the uncool "geek" stigma of science fairs?
I can't imagine how amazing it would have been to go to the White House to present my science project to the president of the United States. This is a great event for the kids and it's also important because it sends the message that President Obama cares about science and recognizes its importance. This was a great idea by Obama and his administration.
The White House Science Fair, started 6 years ago by President Obama, should continue under the new Administration. Science fairs of this sort help encourage children to go into STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) by providing a forum for public acknowledgement, particularly for those children who may be from backgrounds in which such pursuits would not normally be encouraged. Expanding the pool of STEM professionals is key to the future of the country and the White House Science Fair is a low-cost, high-visibility way of doing this.
The tradition of Obama's science fairs should absolutely continue after he leaves office These science fairs are a fantastic way to promote the education of America's youth and foster a desire in these children and young adults to learn and grow. I think continuing these events would show a commitment to America's youth and the importance of learning and education in our country.