USA Science and Engineering Festival: The Blog

Archives for February, 2010

Hi. This is Mike Paitchell. I founded the New Jersey Science and Engineering Festival and the parent organization which is staging it, the New Jersey Applied Science and Technology Council. The USA has a crisis brewing. Many of us believe that the USA needs to get more young people interested in science and technology, choosing…

Festival T-shirts are here!

The t-shirts are ready to be ordered for the “Woodstock of Science” A portion of the proceeds will go to helping a child attend the festival It’s always good to remember that science is FUN! And the Festival will be too! Show your support and pride for the USA Science and Engineering Festival by purchasing…

Meeting Francis Collins Over Pancakes

Francis Collins and Larry Bock I was attending the AAAS annual meeting last week in San Diego, and Dr. Collins was speaking to several groups at the conference. After living in Washington, DC for almost a decade, and having worked for various federal agencies, I am used to the reverence people have for senior federal…

A Shout Out to Scientific Blogging 2.0!

A big shout out to Scientific Blogging 2.0 who is currently covering the AAAS convention in San Diego, CA. We get a little excited around here when we start seeing people talking about the festival mainly because WE are so excited about the festival. Here is an excerpt from Hank Campbell’s post referencing the USA…

Many moons ago as a chemistry major, one of my first college internships was working in product development for paints and coatings. That summer I discovered the fascinating world of formulation science and was in awe of the chemistry that went into making everything from my shampoo to dishwashing soap. The chemistry and the science…

The 2010 USA Science and Engineering Festival is the first of its kind: multi-cultural, multi-generational and multi-disciplinary celebration of science in the United States that will take place in Washington, D.C. from 10/10/10 through 10/24/10 culminating in a two day hands-on expo with over 300+ booths dedicated to exciting the public about science in interactive…