USA Science and Engineering Festival: The Blog

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Come to the USA Science & Engineering Festival Preview Press Conference and Find Out.

Who: Science Leaders from the AAAS, National Academy of Engineering, Lockheed Martin, Scientific American, the Science Channel, The White House Office of Science & Technology Policy, University of Maryland at College Park, PBS, EE Times, EPA, DOE, J. Craig Venter Institute, PBS Kids, Seed Media Group, You Can Do the Rubik’s Cube, National Science Teachers’ Association, Marian Koshland Science Museum and the National Institutes of Health discuss the Festival and meet with fifth grade students from Martin Luther King Elementary School (DC)

What: Come see a preview of the USA Science & Engineering Festival. Find out: What makes the iPhone work, how to configure a virtual reality city, how to extract DNA from strawberries, how algae can help fuel the future, upcoming adventures for the Meteorite Men, a mobile lab showcasing renewable energy sources created through biotechnology, and much more.

Where: Marian Koshland Science Museum of the National Academy of Sciences. Corner of 6th and E Sts., NW, Washington, DC. Closest metro stops are Gallery Place Chinatown and Judiciary Square.
When: Wednesday September 29, 2010, 10:00 – 11:30 AM (The first half hour is speeches followed by interaction with students).

Why: So that senior executives can discuss their organizations’ roles in the USA Science & Engineering Festival and share their love of science with elementary school students. Our goal is to demonstrate how vitally important it is for senior business leaders to create partnerships with schools and help kids learn about the incredible opportunities within these fields.

RSVP: Aimee Stern, Festival Communications Director, info here You can also decide to come at the last minute – but please try and let us know what equipment you are bringing ahead of time.

The Festival Expo, which includes 1500 interactive exhibits and 75 stage shows will be held across four downtown DC locations on and near the National Mall Saturday 10/23 – Sunday 10/24, 2010. It’s free to everyone. www.usasciencefestival.org.