USA Science and Engineering Festival: The Blog

Archives for May, 2010

Shout out to Science Buddies!

Shout out to Science Buddies and their promotion of the USA Science and Engineering Festival and the Kavli Video Contest. Thanks for partnering with the Festival and getting the word out! National K-12 Science Video Contest Do you love science? Do you love taking photos and/or making home movies? Have you ever looked at science…

Maybe you are a little like me when you wonder how exactly do biologists manage to get proteins to make crystals? How DOES that happen? I’ve heard it is a little complicated but have wondered how one would go about doing it. Here is one of the USA Science and Engineering Festival’s performers explaining protein…

RUBIK’S CUBE!! Yes TODAY is the Rubik’s Cube’s 30th birthday. Happy Birthday! And we will be having a Rubik’s cube tournament at the USA Science and Engineering Festival for K-12 students. You have until Oct 1st to enter and it’s free! So get practicing and get your teams together. Dr. Erno Rubik, the inventor of…

Are your students inspired about science, engineering, and cool classroom technology? Can they show and tell the world why? If so, encourage them to enter the USA Science & Engineering Festival Kavli Science Video Contest and they could win a trip to Washington, D.C. for the Festival Expo! Other cool prizes include electronics gift certificates…

Who inspired you into science? Was it a teacher? A parent? A Student? Learn a little more about Nobel Laureate Peter Agre who will be participating in the USA Science and Engineering Festival’s Lunch with a Laureate program where small groups of middle and high school students will get to engage in an informal conversation…

Inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers in your ActivClassroom by encouraging students to participate in the first USA Science & Engineering Festival, held October 10-24, 2010. The festival creates a new model for celebrating science and engineering across the country. Two weeks of science events across Virgina, Maryland and Washington, D.C. lead up…

Now THIS is what I was writing about in my last post about how YOU can help the science festival. Monty Harper tweets about the festival (@montyharper), submitted a jingle into the festival contest, writes about the festival on his blog born to do science, publisizes the festival by sporting one of our t-shirts AND…

Shout out to Promethean Planet!

Promethean Planet is also using social media like I was discussing in a recent post about how YOU can help the science festival. They also tweet about the festival regularly @planet_tweets if you want to follow them. Thanks Promethean Planet for helping promote the festival and the Kavli Video contest Check out one of their…

I am going to make a little confession here, I love science and I really love working for the USA Science and Engineering festival. Why? I am passionate about getting science into our culture in a hands-on way and making people say: wow…science is cool AND fun.But one thing I have found about working for…

And the Science Idols are…. Ryan Miyakawa and Daniel Rubalsky (aka State the Name)!! You voted and we listened: the winner of the USA Science & Engineering Jingle Contest is Ryan Miyakawa and his song “Come and Play at the USA Science & Engineering Festival”. The runner-up was so close behind, that we created a…