A recap of the #SOTUScience game ?>

A recap of the #SOTUScience game

The ASBMB Public Affairs staff devised a game for the State of the Union address in which players guessed what would happen during the speech. Here is how the game was scored (correct answers in bold):

  • 1. Once he is announced in the House chamber, how long will it take for President Obama to begin his speech?
    • 8 minutes or less (Actual time approximately 5 minutes; 5pts)
    • More than 8 minutes
  • 2. What color of tie will President Obama wear?
    • Red
    • Blue (2pts)
    • Any other color
  • 3. Will President Obama mention the name of a living, working scientist?
    • Yes
    • No (3pts)
  • 4. How many times will President Obama say “science”?
    • Three times or fewer (One mention while spelling out STEM; 4pts)
    • Four times or more
  • 5. How many times will President Obama say “biomedical research”?
    • Zero or one time (Zero mentions; 4pts)
    • Twice or more
  • 6. Will the Obamas have a working scientist as a guest in the gallery?
    • Yes
    • No (2pts)
  • 7. How many times will President Obama say “STEM Education”?
    • Two or fewer (Zero mentions, although he did spell out STEM while talking about education one time ; 6pts)
    • Three or more
  • 8. Will President Obama mention the BRAIN Initiative?
    • Yes
    • No (6pts)
  • 9. How many pauses will there be for clapping?
  • 10. How long will the State of the Union speech last?

Out of a maximum score of 42 points, Matthew from United Therapeutics scored 26 and is our winner! Thanks to all who played!

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