The high school freshman is set to visit the White House Monday and do some stargazing with the president for the first-ever White House Astronomy Night. The visit comes roughly one month after the teenage science wiz was arrested at his Texas high school for bringing in a homemade digital clock that his teacher mistook for a bomb.
Mohamed's arrest ignited a fierce debate about racism and profiling (the teen is both black and Muslim) and launched him from handcuffs to viral hashtag. Here's a look at how America's favorite "clock boy" has been keeping busy since:
Supporters have been snapping pictures of themselves with clocks under the #IStandWithAhmed tag.
Elsewhere online, Ahmed's been crafting a strong Vine game
Selena Gomez would be proud.
He's met with one of the biggest brains behind Google
Ahmed hung with Google co-founder Sergey Brin at the Google Science Fair Sept. 21.
And sat in fancy chairs with the president of Sudan
Mohamed, whose father immigrated from Sudan, visited the presidential compound in Khartoum with his family Oct. 14 and met with President Omar al Bashir. (Though Amed has met with several world leaders since his arrest, this one was probably the most controversial: the International Criminal Court has charged al Bashir with war crimes and with orchestrating genocide in Darfur in the 1990s.)
He snapped a selfie with Turkish PM Ahmet Davutoğlu
Political selfie game: Strong.
He hung with Jordan's Queen Rania while in New York
The two caught up at the Social Good Summit during United Nations week in September.
Meanwhile, New York City gave him his very own day
Mayor Bill de Blasio issued a proclamation marking Sept. 28 as "Ahmed Day."
He also withdrew from the school where he was arrested
Mohamed and his two siblings formally withdrew from the Irving Independent School District.
But he got a surprise invite to his "dream school"
He traveled to Mecca
A crucial visit for Muslims.
Traded science tips with Dr. Oz
"Keep thinking like a proton -- always positive."
Received an out-of-this-world invitation to Canada
Chris Hadfield, the first Canadian to walk in space, extended a personal invite to Mohamed to visit the Great White North.
Was lauded by Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg
Zuck is also waiting on a visit from Ahmed.
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