USA Science and Engineering Festival: The Blog

Archives for February, 2012

Thank-You to The George Washington University for being a Perfect Partner to the Festival!

The George Washington University School of Engineering and Applied Science has been an amazing and supportive sponsor to the USA Science and Engineering Festival. In addition to sponsoring the Festival, SEAS has been instrumental in spreading the word with a dedicated section of their website focused on the Festival including how to become involved, an…

Not Your Daddy’s Science Classroom!

By Stacy Jannis Exciting things are happening in 21st century classrooms all over our country. Teachers and students are using cutting-edge technology, working in teams, and connecting and sharing projects with classrooms all over the world. Innovative groups like the Concord Consortium , Promethean World , Project Lead the Way and Epals are at the…

Our Next “Featured Fan” is Johns Hopkins University Center for Biotechnology Education!

Our next “Featured Fan” of the USA Science and Engineering Festival is Johns Hopkins University Center for Biotechnology Education. Johns Hopkins University Center for Biotechnology Education is also a Sponsor and Exhibitor for the 2012 Festival. We appreciate your support! If you would like to be a “Featured Fan” then connect with us on Facebook…

This Month’s STEM Advice Corner: Plant Biology

Our mission is to re-invigorate the interest of our nation’s youth in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) by producing and presenting the most compelling, exciting, educational and entertaining science festival in the United States. In addition to the celebration, throughout the year we work to sustain the Science Festival’s impact through year-round programming and…

Science Documentaries You Can Watch Online to Get in the Mood for the Festival

We have a guest blogger this week. Documentary-log.com offers free online documentaries and wanted to reach out to the science community. Read more about their organization and the many science documentaries available to view below. As the Festival approaches and excitement continues to build we are delighted to present to you a collection of documentaries…

The Festival Acknowledges Our “Featured Fan” of the Week!

This week’s “Featured Fan” is Felicia Reed! Felicia is a Festival Volunteer, she runs a great community outreach organization and is a proud mother to a future STEM leader! We thank Felicia for her Festival contributions and ongoing support! Read all about our “Featured Fan” Felicia Reed below: I am a HUGE fan of the…

Nifty Fifty Speaker & “Nerd Girls” Founder Dr. Karen Panetta Honored at the Oval Office

This past December, AT&T sponsored Nifty Fifty program speaker Dr. Karen Panetta received a Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring from President Barack Obama! Dr. Panetta is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Tufts University and Director of the Simulation Research Laboratory at Tufts University. She is also the…

Technology Review Magazine Poised to Return as Festival Sponsor!

Known as “the authority on the future of technology ” and the world’s oldest technology magazine,Technology Review – published by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) – is bringing its prestige and expertise back to the Festival as a Media Partner! Technology Review, published by MIT since 1899, continues today to provide unparalleled insights into…

The Festival Recognizes Our First “Featured Fan”!

The 2012 Festival will be here in April and we thought it would be special to honor some of the people that make the Festival happen: our fans. The Festival would not be possible without the help of our partners, sponsors and exhibitors; however our fans play a huge impact in the success of the…

Just in Time for Valentine’s Day: The Science Behind the Kiss

By Larry Bock Founder and organizer, USA Science & Engineering Festival It’s both funny and remarkable how some of the most simple and natural acts we do each day are teeming in science. Take for example, the kiss. A kiss, especially a passionate one, sets off a cascade of emotions and chemical reactions in our…