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Are you ready for The Woodstock of Science?
Ever wanted to talk with a Nobel Laureate? Did you know red wine goes well with steak, but also has anti-aging properties? Want to uncover the mysteries of baseball’s knuckleball?
These and other intriguing questions are answered at the Inaugural USA Science & Engineering Festival, the biggest celebration of science the World has ever seen!
The USA Science & Engineering Festival will offer hundreds of hands-on science exhibits, workshops, and performances. More than 400 of the nation’s leading science, engineering, and academic organizations will be participating in the festival and expo.
The student contest opportunities are open now, and organizers are recruiting student entries. The contests are being held in advance of festival events during Oct. 10-23 and the expo on the National Mall Oct. 23-24.
Inspired by international science festivals that draw crowds in the hundreds of thousands, the goal is to increase our nation’s awareness of science and inspire our nation’s youth to consider science-related careers, while uniting our country and showcasing the amazing science and innovation taking place throughout the United States. The Festival descends on Washington, D.C. with events throughout the city for everyone, from the smallest child to the most established scientist; promising to be the ultimate multi-cultural, multi-generational, multi-disciplinary celebration of science in the United States.
Curious? Want to participate? Host an event, compete in a contest, volunteer, earn community service hours or help sponsor the event?
Festival Dates: 10/10/10- 10/24/10
Expo on the National Mall 10/23 and 10/24
Check out the Festival Promotional Video
PRE-FESTIVAL STUDENT CONTESTS ARE OPEN FOR REGISTRATION NOW!!!!
YOU CAN DO THE RUBIK’S CUBE TOURNAMENT: Register teams now, deadline 5/31/2010. Winners compete in tournament in D.C. October 2010.
KAVLI SCIENCE VIDEO CONTEST: Register and submit your videos now, deadline 7/15/10. Winners notified August 2010, Prizes awarded October 2010
Also, as a part of the USA Science & Engineering Festival, teachers and principals can apply to host a “Nifty Fifty” speaker at their school.
The Nifty Fifty are a group of professionals who will fan out across the Washington, D.C. area in October to speak about their work and careers at various middle and high schools. Speaker bios are added daily. Apply to host a speaker at www.usasciencefestival.org/. Deadline is May 31.