USA Science and Engineering Festival: The Blog

George Mason University–Shout out!

A Shout out to George Mason University for helping us get the word out about the USA Science and Engineering Festival.

USA Science and Engineering Festival
October 11, 2010

On the weekend of Oct. 23-24, more than 500 exhibitors will gather on the National Mall to celebrate science and engineering at the USA Science & Engineering Festival. The festival will offer a vast range of educational exhibits for students of all ages. More than 500,000 people are expected to attend this event, which promises to be the largest science festival in history.

On Thursday, Oct. 14, at 7 p.m., as a prelude to the activities on the National Mall, George Mason University will host a Panel Discussion on Citizen Science to explore how everyday citizens can contribute to progress in science and engineering, even in areas as diverse as astrophysics and environmental science. The panel discussion will be held in Research I, Room 163. More Activities and Calendar.

The panelists will include Kirk Borne, Associate Professor of Computational Sciences at Mason, who works with the Galaxy Zoo project; David Rajeski, Director, Science and Technology Innovation at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; Dwayne Spradlin, President of Innocentive and Robynn Sturm, Advisor to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy on Open Innovation.

A Q&A session and a reception will follow the panel discussion. Additional information about the event is contained in the attached flyer. All Mason faculty, staff, and students, and anyone interested in Citizen Science are welcome to attend.