USA Science and Engineering Festival: The Blog

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Meet the Science Cheerleaders at the USA Science and Engineering Festival
By James

These professional cheerleaders-turned-scientists and engineers challenge stereotypes while helping to inspire young women to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math.

At the USA Science and Engineering Festival, October 23-24 in D.C., these women will perform science-themed routines for thousands of people, conduct a free cheer clinic, and meet the public, sign their Science Cheerleader cards, and describe how they’ve bridged these two seemingly different worlds.

Science Cheerleader Performances: Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building
October 23, 11:30-11:50am. October 24, noon-12:20 pm

Science Cheerleading Clinic: Freedom Plaza on the National Mall
October 23, noon-12:30pm. October 24, 12:30-1 pm

Science Cheerleader Autograph Sessions: Pennsylvania Avenue, Booth 1227
October 23, 1-5:00 pm. October 24, 1:30-5 pm

Thanks to News on Women for promoting “Mom’s Night Out for Science and Math in Iowa.“Moms Night Out” for Science and Math. Is there one in your Neighborhood?

The USA Science & Engineering Festival October 10 through 24, 2010 will hopefully encourage girls to study more math and science. Ruth Kiefer (pictured) is the festival Co-Director. Ruth was part of the team that organized the Inaugural San Diego Science Festival. There are a number of other women on the project team. There are also lots of volunteer opportunities available. With the USA Science and Engineering Festival Expo Weekend on the Washington Mall October 23-24, 2010 fast approaching, satallite events are popping up all over the country to encourage young people to study science, engineering and math.

One such event is the “Moms Night Out for STEM” (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), organized by the Iowa Math and Science Education Partnership and the Iowa State University Engineering College to encourage Moms to take a more “hands on” approach to their children’s math and science education. Moms Night Out gatherings will be held October 18, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 pm. at 20 locations across Iowa, and will feature hands on happenings with local teachers and researchers to show parents how math and science can be made fun. Read more about this and other events being held at universities and other locations that are a part of the USA Science and Engineering Festival. I think holding an event for Moms is a great idea. Is there something happening in your neighborhood? Moms across the country should unite to help their daughters learn more math!