USA Science and Engineering Festival: The Blog

Archives for July, 2010

The NC Science Festival will bring together more than 100 science-related events Sept. 11-26. Through science talks, hands-on activities, tours, performances and exhibits, North Carolina’s science community will be on display to engage and inspire a new generation of scientists. How will we engage our state in science? By showing citizens of our state science…

The DC Weatherams eventFest Coalition is a partnership of government, scientific societies, private enterprise, and institutions in education which focuses on serving as an important resource for information on weather, water, and climate, and how these impact our lives. Recognized as a “Perfect Festival Partner” for its noted efforts in the event, the Coalition is…

Register now for the YCDTRC contest and attend a free teacher/coach workshop on August 14th from 1pm – 3:30 pm at The National Electronics Museum. Student names are not due until October 1st! The Rubik’s Cube Tournament will place K-12 teams in competition for the fastest time to collectively solve 25 Rubik’s Cubes. The top…

As a founder and organizer of the upcoming inaugural USA Science & Engineering Festival, I’m in frequent contact with a wide range of teachers, students, innovators, community leaders, entrepreneurs and decision makers in science and technology across the country. One thing that I continue to learn from these experiences: There is a growing need out…

Trauma surgery…emergency medicine…forensic anthropology. We know them today as invaluable fields in medicine and science – fields that save lives or provide important insight into the circumstances behind a traumatic death. What you may not know is that these professions, in many ways, were literally born under fire on the battlefields of war – from…

On Wednesday, October 6, 2010, the third annual 4-H National Youth Science Day, will bring together hundreds of thousands of youth around the nation to complete a single science experiment. This year, the National Science Experiment, 4-H2O, focuses on water quality and climate change – two critical issues facing our global community today. In anticipation…

Join Illumina in its quest to discover “What makes you… you?” And to discern why even though people are genetically 99.9 % similar, we look and act so incredibly different! IlStudents and adults are encouragedto participate in Illumina’s interactive Expo exhibit at the USA Science & Engineering Festival to answer for themselves these tricky but…

Providing Students and Teachers With a Wealth of Resources in the Physical Sciences Students, does this sound familiar? You need information about the environment, physics, chemistry, or the earth and don’t know where to go. And your teacher says that the information you reference must be authoritative. Plus, you need the information fast. No problem!…

Amgen, a leader in biotechnology, and the Amgen Foundation are committed to supporting science education programs and are proud to be a sponsor of the USA Science & Engineering Festival to further encourage bright young minds to explore a future in science and strengthen science literacy. Jean L. Lim, President, Amgen Foundation “Amgen applauds the…

Bill Nye the Science Guy “We have lingered long enough on the shores of the cosmic ocean. We are ready at last to set sail for the stars.” –Carl Sagan Carl Sagan’s dream that one day spacecraft would “sail” in space, powered only by light from the sun, is reaching fruition at The Planetary Society,…