USA Science and Engineering Festival: The Blog

Archives for November, 2011

Beep..beeep….It’s Moscow calling!

By Joe Schwarcz PhD, Author, USASEF Expo Performer, AT&T Sponsored Nifty Fifty Program Speaker The “beep..beep..beep” sounded innocent enough, but it shook America to its very core. Why? Because it was coming from outer space! No, the military personnel monitoring radio signals did not pick up a transmission from aliens. This beep was coming from…

Reprinted from HUFFPOST EDUCATION: The U.S. is becoming increasingly concerned over learning among the country’s youth in areas of science and math. International testing has shown that American students fall behind foreign counterparts in a number of subjects. But is it just about the text and the test? Students in Shanghai who took international exams…

Each year, 12 of the nation’s top scientists and engineers are awarded with the nation’s highest honors, America’s Nobel Prize. The National Medal of Science and the National Medal of Technology and Innovation represent the highest honors for achievement in science & technology bestowed by the President of the United States. This year scientists and…

Apply today for the The DiscoverE Educator Awards! The DiscoverE Educator Awards are shining a spotlight on the educators who are inspiring tomorrow’s innovation generation. By honoring the teachers who are hard at work in our classrooms, the engineering profession wants to show its appreciation and respect for the educators who are helping students discover…

Apply today for the The DiscoverE Educator Awards! The DiscoverE Educator Awards are shining a spotlight on the educators who are inspiring tomorrow’s innovation generation. By honoring the teachers who are hard at work in our classrooms, the engineering profession wants to show its appreciation and respect for the educators who are helping students discover…

AT&T sponsored Nifty Fifty program speaker and Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science at Yale University Ainissa Ramirez has created a new YouTube video series entitled Material Marvels from her lab at Yale on some pretty cool materials used in space, robots and even in your mouth! Her titles to date are Space…

By Joe Schwarcz, Author, USASEF Expo Performer, AT&T sponsored Nifty Fifty program speaker & Director, McGill University Office for Science and Society – Montreal, QC, Canada Thanks to chemical ingenuity we lead a colourful life. Synthetic dyes have served up a feast for the eyes but they may leave us starving for good health. Our…