williamston http://michiganradio.org en Pres. Obama eyes Michigan high schoolers' safety project http://michiganradio.org/post/pres-obama-eyes-michigan-high-schoolers-safety-project <p>President Barack Obama has had a briefing from two Lansing-area teenagers about their new technology for warning swimmers about dangerous off-shore currents.<br><br>19-year-old Spencer Ottarson and 17-year-old Julie Xu represented Williamston High School on Monday as of 12 teams that presented their science projects at the White House's third science fair.<br><br>Obama examined their Offshore Rip Current Alert System, which was on display in the East Garden.<br><br>The White House says Ottarson and Xu developed the technology as part of the 2012 Lemelson-MIT program InvenTeam.<br> Mon, 22 Apr 2013 23:18:50 +0000 The Associated Press 12243 at http://michiganradio.org Pres. Obama eyes Michigan high schoolers' safety project