Ahmed Mohamed didn’t bring his clock, but he did get to meet President Obama on Monday during a visit to the White House. Mohamed joined the president and other science lovers for astronomy night.
In September, Ahmed was arrested and suspended from school after bringing a clock to school, that the teachers and officials assumed was a bomb. #IStandWithAhmed quickly became a trending topic and on Sept. 14, President Obama invited him to bring his clock to the White House. “Cool clock, Ahmed,” the President said on Twitter: “We should inspire more kids like you to like science. It’s what makes America great.”
Cool clock, Ahmed. Want to bring it to the White House? We should inspire more kids like you to like science. It's what makes America great.
— President Obama (@POTUS) September 16, 2015
During astronomy night students, teachers and space enthusiasts discuss science. Participants are also given the chance to build satellites and use professional grade equipment to stare at stars and the moon.
I’m quite sure Ahmed has a lot of stories to share with his friends. By the way, Ahmed is currently being homeschooled.
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