USA Science and Engineering Festival: The Blog

Archives for March, 2012

Fukushima Fallout

by Fred Bortz, author of Meltdown! The Nuclear Disaster in Japan and Our Energy Future (Twenty-First Century Books, 2012) A year ago this week, on March 11, 2011, the biggest earthquake in Japan’s history devastated the Tohoku region, 320 kilometers northeast of Tokyo. In the huge tsunami that followed, more than 13,000 people drowned, and…

By Larry Bock Founder and organizer, USA Science & Engineering Festival Encouraging and motivating kids early in science and engineering via exciting, hands-on interactions in discovery may be one of the most important steps to boosting their interest and performance in these fields. But if you think this job falls to teachers alone, you’re wrong.…

This Week’s “Featured Fan” is Bill Boss!

Each week we like to acknowledge those that truly make our Festival the largest celebration of science: our fans. Without the support of our fans, we would not be able to able to achieve our mission which is to re-invigorate the interest of our nation’s youth in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) by producing…

The Nation’s Largest Hands On Science Festival Returns to Washington DC

By: Gabrielle Levy, age 9, USA Science & Engineering Festival Volunteer and Ambassador, from Fairfax, Virginia. It’s time to learn about science! Let’s visit the USA Science & Engineering Festival that returns to Washington DC on April 28 and 29. This year the USA Science & Engineering Festival will be held in the Washington Convention…