USA Science and Engineering Festival: The Blog

Archives for January, 2012

Tinker and Change the World

By Larry Bock Founder and organizer, USA Science & Engineering Festival Tinkering — that hands-on, garage-based tradition which sparked inventions ranging from the airplane and electric light bulb to the Apple computer — is making a comeback among average Americans, promising to change our lives for the better on several fronts. Known by such monikers…

As many educators know, the elementary and middle school years are critical periods in which students’ interest in science can “wither on the vine” if efforts are not made early to engage young learners in such subjects in exciting and creative ways. This is why global biotech leader Life Technologies — as it prepares to…

The USA Science & Engineering Festival hosted by Lockheed Martin offers a special appeal for budding entrepreneurs, inventors, engineers and programmers who will find the ideas, tools and resources to help them make their dreams a reality. “The Festival is a fantastic place for technical experts of all kinds to learn about the amazing advances…

The National Academy of Sciences Recognizes the Festival at the 149th Annual Meeting!

The USA Science and Engineering Festival is a part of the National Academy of Sciences 149th Annual Meeting! The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) is a private, non-profit society of distinguished scholars engaged in scientific and engineering research, dedicated to the furtherance of science and technology and to their use for the public good. The…

The Festival has reached the 100 Day Countdown

Last week marked the 100 day countdown for the 2nd Annual USA Science and Engineering Festival! The Festival is scheduled for the weekend of April 28th & 29th at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. With less than 100 days to go we are gearing up for quite an extraordinary Expo this…

USA Science and Engineering Festival Featured on Meetup Today!

Take a quick view of this link to see our USA Science and Engineering Festival Volunteer Outreach Team featured on Meetup.com! Recently our volunteers got together on January 15th in Springfield, Virginia to gear up for the upcoming Festival this April. Be sure to visit our website for more details.

The Utterances of Hollywood Celebrities: Why We Need Better Science Truth Detectors

By Larry Bock Founder and organizer, USA Science & Engineering Festival Ahh celebrities. From music and acting to the world of supermodeling and sports — they are respected, admired, even worshiped, for their talent and magnetism. But herein lies the danger when these stars publicly espouse or endorse viewpoints and products in health and medicine…

The Festival is Fast Approaching!

Just in case you haven’t heard the Festival dates are set for April 28-29th! The doors are open on Saturday from 10am-6pm and on Sunday from 10am- 4pm. This year the Festival will be held in Washington D.C. at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Visit our website for all of the upcoming events leading…

Nifty Fifty Speaker Carol Reiley is on the Cover of MAKE Magazine!

AT&T Sponsored Nifty Fifty Program Speaker and Surgical Roboticist Carol Reiley made the recent cover of MAKE Magazine! She is the first female engineer to make the cover of the magazine. Volume 29 of MAKE features an interview and two articles co-authored by Carol. Carol, a Ph.D. student at Johns Hopkins University’s Computational Interaction and…

America’s most fast-paced and fun math contest will be the finale for day one of the 2012 USASEF. Eight area high school students will compete for $4000 in cash and prizes in Who Wants to Be a Mathematician on Saturday, April 28 at 5:00 on the Carver Stage. Students from DC, MD, VA, DE, and…