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Design Lab Early College student chosen as White House "Kid Science Advisor"

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Design Lab High School Student Will Visit White House Today

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that Peng Zhou, a high school student from Cleveland, has been chosen as one of the White House’s Kid Science Advisors, a group of more than 2,500 students across the country chosen to share their ideas on how to benefit Americans through science, technology, and innovation. Zhou is one of 11 Kid Science Advisors invited to meet with Dr. John Holdren – President Obama’s Science Advisor and Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy – as well as Astronauts Scott and Mark Kelly, NASA Director Charles Bolden, and National Science Foundation Director France Córdova.

“Ohio schools are engaging students in STEM fields and opening the door for them to pursue 21st century careers,” Brown said. “As a White House Kid Science Advisor, Peng Zhou will have the opportunity to share his views on where STEM education and policy should be heading. I commend him on this achievement and, as he advances through his education, I look forward to seeing the impact of his skills and innovative spirit.”

Zhou attends Design Lab Early College High School and takes classes at Cleveland State University. He was on the championship team this year for the first Robotics World Championship, a competition that included 20,000 students from 42 countries.