USA Science and Engineering Festival: The Blog

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 most recent promotions of the Kavli Video Contest on their Website:

Science is fun! New festival and video contest

USA Science & Engineering Festival As educators, we are constantly encouraging our students to “think outside the box” and “test out their theories,” but when do our students truly have opportunities to practice what we preach? Inside conventional education systems, these opportunities are few and far between until now.

Over the past few years there has been a big push from the government to increase STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education, and there has been a movement to reinvigorate science education and aim for the pursuit of higher degrees. To reinforce and promote this effort, the First USA Science & Engineering Festival will be coming to the Washington, D.C area this October, and Planet is happy to involve our community.

The USA Science & Engineering Festival is designed not only to promote student involvement and generate interest in science related careers, but also to highlight advances in science. In addition to the 2-week festival, there will be a 2-day Expo that will showcase wonderful hands-on exhibits, workshops and performances.

Festival Details
What: The USA Science & Engineering Festival
When: October 10 -24, 2010
Where: Washington D.C. area

An Expo exhibit will be held on October 23-24, 2010 at the National Mall. Learn more about the First USA Science & Engineering Festival by visiting their website.

Get Involved

Kavli Foundation Science Video Contest The Kavli Foundation along with Scivee are hosting a “Why Science is Cool” video contest where winners are awarded prizes valued at $250- $500 and the opportunity for an all expense paid trip to the festival.

The winning videos will be screened during the USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo at the National Mall. The contest started on April 1, 2010 and will continue through July 15, 2010.

* “Why is Science Cool” video contest rules and details

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