USA Science and Engineering Festival: The Blog

Archives for September, 2011

By: Joe Schwarcz PhD Author, USASEF Expo Performer and AT&T Sponsored Nifty Fifty Program Speaker “Do you have any liquids, gels or powdered fruit drinks?” Except for the powdered fruit drinks, such questions have become routine at airports. But back on July 10, 2006 I had no idea why I was being asked this bizarre…

Twitter Users: Please Help Us Raise $10,000 This Week So We Can Bring 4,000 Underserved Students to the Expo! Constellation Energy is running a “tweet” promotion of the USA Science & Engineering Festival and the Constellation E2 Grants program Monday, September 19 through Monday, September 26. For each twitter user’s “re-tweet” Constellation Energy will donate…

WE.NEED.YOUR.HELP!!! Constellation Energy is running a “tweet” promotion of the USA Science Festival and the Constellation E2 Grants program from now until Monday, September 26. For each twitter user’s “re-tweet” Constellation Energy will donate $10 to the USA Science Festival (up to $10,000). And here is something to sweeten the deal. For every $10 raised,…

Even as a child Terence Boylan was a dreamer with big ideas. Collaborating in 1957 with his friend, nine-year old Terence made plans to build a rocket that could carry a mouse into the sky and bring it back safely. But Terence did not have the money to buy the aluminum they needed so he…

In his prolific career of more than 30 years as an author of science books for children, Seymour Simon has penned more than 250 children’s books, taking young readers on exciting, unforgettable journeys across the breadth of the scientific landscape — from exploring outer space, its planets, earthquakes and super storms to delving into the…

Jeff Goldstein is a renowned astrophysicist and director of the National Center for Earth and Space Science Education in Washington DC. But he is equally known as a first-rate science educator with a knack for creating and implementing approaches in teaching that truly engage students in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). The teacher’s job,…

When biomedical engineering scientist Erin Lavik received the prestigious New Innovator Award last year from the National Institutes of Health for her work in advancing the development of synthetic (artificial) blood platelets, she was already becoming known in biomedical circles as a rising researcher. Erin’s laboratory at Case Western Reserve University, where she is currently…

To hook kids on the excitement of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) you must not only engage them via meaningful hands-on classroom experiences, but engage them early and often, says noted outreach expert and engineering educator Elizabeth Parry. With more than 15 years working in K-12 and higher education environments to inspire young learners…