USA Science and Engineering Festival: The Blog

Archives for April, 2012

Tomorrow: Join us for the Woodstock of Science!

The excitement is filling the air at Sneak Peek Friday today as we are gearing up for an amazing weekend! The Festival takes place Saturday from 10-6 and Sunday from 10-4 at the Walter E Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. Please visit our “Plan Your Day” section on our website for important information regarding…

Just Two Days Until the Largest Celebration of Science & Engineering!

The 2nd USA Science & Engineering Festival has finally arrived! The Expo will take place this weekend at the Walter E Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. The hours are Saturday from 10-6 and Sunday from 10-4. Evening shows are also scheduled for the weekend including the Stargazing Party with Bill Nye and Featured Author…

A Night of Celestial Excitement: Join Us April 28 at the Stargazing Party!

Under the guidance of some of the top astronomy experts in the country, explore our amazing Universe – including up close views of the Earth’s moon, Jupiter and other mysterious planetary objects – at the Stargazing Party, an exciting educational collaboration between the Festival, the Smithsonian’s National Air & Space Museum (NASM), telescope manufacturer Celestron…

“DC Metro Mom” Shares Enthusiasm for the Festival!

Thank you to Blogger Amy from DC Metro Mom for a wonderful post on the USA Science and Engineering Festival! Read all of DC Metro Mom’s Post here. Spark An Interest in Scientific Discovery at the USA Science & Engineering Festival! By Amy from DC Metro Mom The 2nd Annual USA Science & Engineering Festival…

Imagine the opportunity for your kids to chat one-on-one with some of the nation’s top scientists, engineers and other professionals in such fields as medical research, the CIA, oceanography, microbiology, and technology intellectual property law! They’ll get the chance at the finale Expo at the end of this month when the Festival, in association with…

10 Days to the Woodstock of Science — And You’re Invited!

By Larry Bock Founder and organizer, USA Science & Engineering Festival Similar to what the legendary Woodstock Festival did in gathering and celebrating the best and the brightest in the world of rock, the 2nd USA Science & Engineering Festival hosted by Lockheed Martin, the nation’s largest celebration of science and engineering, has assembled some…

Meet the Remaining Top 20 Finalists for the Kavli Video Contest!

The Kavli Science Video Contest has wrapped up with over 260 entries! Now it’s time for the People’s Choice Vote, in advance of the awards ceremony on April 29, in Washington, DC, as part of the USA Science & Engineering Festival. Voting is easy, just view the videos on YouTube and click ‘like” for your…

Bob Madigan – WTOP’s “Man About Town” Broadcasts from a Nifty Fifty Presentation!

Rockville High School in Rockville, MD was visited by Dr. April Croxton, Marine Biologist from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Dr. Croxton is one of the AT&T Sponsored Nifty Fifty X 2 Speakers. WTOP’s “Man About Town” Bob Madigan was on hand to broadcast Dr. Croxton’s presentation and even catch some student comments…

A Night of Celestial Excitement: Join Us April 28 at the Stargazing Party!

Under the guidance of some of the top astronomy experts in the country, explore our amazing Universe – including up close views of the Earth’s moon, Jupiter and other mysterious planetary objects – at the Stargazing Party, an exciting educational collaboration between the Festival, the Smithsonian’s National Air & Space Museum (NASM), telescope manufacturer Celestron…

“Science, Danger, and Progress” a Talk by Featured Author William Gurstelle

The USA Science and Engineering Festival will really heat up when Popular Science and Make Magazine writer William Gurstelle speaks at the Family/Hands-on Science Stage on Sunday morning. Gurstelle, who wrote the bestselling DIY science book Backyard Ballistics, will be reading from his newest book, The Practical Pyromaniac. The book is a hands-on guidebook to…