USA Science and Engineering Festival: The Blog

Archives for March, 2010

Day three for voting for the spirit of innovation awards is upon us. Check out www.conradawards.org for more information on all of the teams, their products, and to submit your vote! Here are a few videos of teams up for the Spirit of Innovation award. The Piezo-Paper invention. A quick demo of the robot in…

From time to time, my job requires some travel in order to run my experiments and this week I found myself in Houston, TX, yet again. Upon entering the dinning room of my hotel for breakfast I spotted a 17 year old boy with a Rubik’s cube. Knowing the USA Science and Engineering Festival has…

Day two for voting for the spirit of innovation awards is upon us. Check out www.conradawards.org for more information on all of the teams, their products, and to submit your vote! Here are a few videos of teams up for the Spirit of Innovation award. Check out what Greem MAST from Milken Community High School…

Yes, I admit it, I’m pretty spoiled to be living in San Diego. Eighty Degrees today and perfect blue skies was a picture perfect day to go out on a whale watching adventure. Armed with my camera I didn’t know what might be out there. Would the whales be out playing? I hoped so. During…

Vote now for your favorite high school innovators! 25 top high school teams have been designing the future. Its not science fiction. Here, education meets innovation and entrepreneurship, and real science gets real. Teams have created innovative products to solve some of the grand challenges facing society. Now, they need YOU to help select the…

Help 25 of the top high school innovators design the future! On March 29th, the Spirit of Innovation Awards challenges YOU to vote for your favorite teams and help select this year’s “Pete Conrad Scholars!” Over the past 6 months, 25 finalist teams have created real products to solve some of the grand challenges facing…

The USA Science and Engineering Festival pulls out the stops to get the word out about the festival! This time the Festival has recruited none other than…Albert Einstein to promote the festival at Brain Awareness Week at the National Museum of Health and Medicine. Einstein talked about exciting scientific principles and got students excited about…

The questions that plague most scientist are: why, how, where did this come from? Answering those fundamental questions is how mysteries of the world are discovered and solved. Forensic Anthropology takes these questions a little further as these types of questions are answered in a legal domain. According to the American Board of Forensic Anthropology:…

The Science Festival is Coming!

COPUS (Coalition on the Public Understanding of Science) organizers are thrilled to be supporting the USA Science and Engineering Festival effort, particularly by helping the scientific community connect to the festival in their own community through satellite events. The 2010 USA Science & Engineering Festival (USASEF), provides a great opportunity for COPUS participants to rally…

It was announced today that the pie entered for pi day from the USA Science and Engineering Blog, Joanna Pool’s Irrationally Good Chocolate Basil pie, made it to the top 10! But we need your votes!! How to vote: 1) Go to seriouseats.com 2) Register on the site 3) Vote!