USA Science and Engineering Festival: The Blog

Archives for June, 2010

Agilent is excited to host an exhibit featuring a “mystery solving” theme. This is your chance to don a lab coat, examine evidence and use hands-on testing techniques to solve a mystery. Support for events that engage and inspire students in science is one of the ways that we at Agilent invest in everyone’s future.…

Enter the Great Science Teacher Video Contest Great teachers inspire students to pursue a higher education in science and engineering. They communicate difficult concepts with ease. And they make science fun. Are you a great teacher? Can you explain the photoelectric effect so that students really get it? Or have you got the perfect experiment…

Let’s face it, we as a society have a limited, even poor, image of scientists and engineers. For instance, just ask the average fifth-grader to draw his or her perception of a scientist and you’ll most likely be given a depiction of a white male with wild Einstein-like hair, eccentric habits and attired in a…

Project Lead The Way (PLTW), a USA Science & Engineering Festival Partner, is bringing together some of the best and brightest minds in the STEM community for its 2010 PLTW Innovation Summit. The Summit takes place October 20-22 in Washington, DC, in conjunction with our Festival on the National Mall. PLTW’s Innovation Summit is a…

Do you have what it takes to be a Nerd Girl? Do you want to use your engineering skills to make a difference? Do you want to change the way the world views women in engineering? Do you want to be a part of a major movement to provide young girls with positive role models,…

Tell us now and we will turn your answers into a beautiful Word Cloud! Deadline to submit is June 30. See the results in the next newsletter! Over the next few months, we will create multiple “Word Clouds” aka “Wordles” showcasing your answers to questions relating to science & engineering. On October 23, Satellite Event…

If you have been putting off making your video of why you think Science is Cool you have a little more time to spare. The Kavli Science Video Contest has been extended until Aug 31st. Make sure you don’t miss the deadline. There are cash prizes up for grabs and a chance to meet the…

Have you made your video yet?

Have you created your video yet about why you think Science is Cool? Kavli Foundation is sponsoring a very cool contest and you have just under a month left to get your video ready for the contest! July 15 is the deadline. Find out more about the contest and how to submit your entry here.…

Nobel Laureate Richard Smalley said, “By the year 2010, 90 percent of the world’s scientists and engineers will live in Asia.” Right now, 85 percent of people being trained in the advanced physical sciences in the U.S. are here on temporary education visas from abroad. Many of them end up going home and taking all…

Reposted from Business Wire WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In a massive effort to ignite a passion for science and engineering in middle and high school students, the USA Science & Engineering Festival will send more than fifty top scientists and engineers into local schools this October 10-24, 2010. The hope is that meeting scientists and engineers who love…