USA Science and Engineering Festival: The Blog

Archives for April, 2010

Lunch with a Laureate–Kary Mullis

Sometimes kids label science as being ‘uncool’ and even irrelevant. It is sometimes believed to be inaccessible and worse yet that scientists have no fun. Check out these videos on PCR, Polymerase Chain Reaction invented by one of our Lunch Lunch with a Laureates, Kary Mullis, I have to say differently. Aside from having a…

Today is the day! It’s the last day jingles uploaded!! Next week will be the “American Idol” of the USA Science and Engineering Festival when our finalists will go to a public VOTE to help us decide on the best jingle!! Yes…YOU dear readers will get to help decide on the USA Science and Engineering…

Jingle Contest Ends TOMORROW!

Tomorrow is the last day to get your jingles put together and uploaded. Next week will be the “American Idol” of the USA Science and Engineering Festival when our finalists will go to a public VOTE to help us decide on the best jingle!! Yes…YOU dear readers will get to help decide on the USA…

Entries have started rolling in for the Kavli Science Video Contest at the USA Science and Engineering Festival. So we want you to tell us Why is Science Cool? We are seeking videos that are creative, surprising, and “contagious” in terms of spreading your enthusiasm about science to others. Videos might explore a scientific concept,…

Jingle contest ends THIS FRIDAY!

Just a few more days to get your jingles put together and uploaded. Next week will be the “American Idol” of the USA Science and Engineering Festival when our finalists will go to a public VOTE to help us decide on the best jingle!! Yes…YOU dear readers will get to help decide on the USA…

Just four more days to get your jingles put together and uploaded. Next week will be the “American Idol” of the USA Science and Engineering Festival when our finalists will go to a public VOTE to help us decide on the best jingle!! Yes…YOU dear readers will get to help decide on the USA Science…

Don’t miss the 2010 Excellence in Environmental Engineering Awards Luncheon and Conference Wednesday, April 28th at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, from 11:30 am to 4:45 pm. The keynote speaker is Major General Jeffrey Talley, Ph.D., P.E., Chair and Professor, Department of Environmental and Civil Engineering, Southern Methodist University. His topic is “Building…

My first impression of physics was rather dull. It reminded me a bit of the dreaded ‘word’ problems that are prevalent in any math class except, every problem was a word problem. Having done my graduate work in polymer physics, I eventually discovered that physics is quite cool, but many of us have had experiences…

So…Who Won?

For two weeks I posted about the Spirit of Innovation Conrad awards and all of the cool stuff that these students were inventing. I urged all you, dear readers, to go vote for the people’s choice award. Maybe you are now asking yourself: Well…who won? The following recipients were announced to be the 2010 Pete…

Shout Out to Fab Lab DC!

Shout out to Fab Lab DC for posting about the USA Science and Engineering Festival last week. www.fablabdc.org USA Science & Engineering Festival Festival Dates: 10/10/10 – 10/24/10 Expo on the National Mall: October 23rd and 24th, 2010 The Inaugural USA Science and Engineering Festival will be the country’s first national science festival and will…