USA Science and Engineering Festival: The Blog

Archives for November, 2012

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Role Models in Science & Engineering Achievement: Luis Walter Alvarez

Luis Walter Alvarez – Physicist, Inventor and Engineer He was one of those rare thinkers whose contributions to science impacted a wide spectrum – ranging from splitting atoms (he was part of the research team that developed the atomic bomb) and creating aircraft radar systems, to developing theories about the extinction of dinosaurs. He is…

Women Who Changed the World Through Science & Engineering: Hypatia

Hypatia  —  Influential Mathematician and Philosopher –Perhaps the first woman to make a substantial contribution to the development of mathematics –Murdered by her adversaries Her influence as a mathematician, philosopher and teacher  in ancient Alexandria, Egypt –at a time when opportunities for women were practically non-existent– was so great that Carl Sagan paid tribute to…

Role Models in Science & Engineering Achievement: Rebecca Lee Crumpler

Rebecca Lee Crumpler — Physician Challenged the prevailing attitudes of her day when in 1864 she became the first African American woman to earn a medical degree. Even at an early age, Rebecca Lee  Crumpler displayed a penchant and sensitivity toward caring for the poor and ill. Born in Delaware in 1831, she was raised…

Seeking Exhibitors for the 3rd USA Science and Engineering Festival!

We are seeking exhibitors for the 2014 Festival! Join us if you want to change lives! The exhibitors from the last Festival were amazing and we hope you come back again!

Role Models in Science & Engineering Achievement: Abelardo Aguilar

Abelardo Aguilar — Filipino physician-scientist Co-discoverer of Erythromycin (Ilosone®), an effective antibiotic against various respiratory tract and intestinal infections, and certain sexually-transmitted diseases Fungi and soil bacteria are amazing ecosystems from which key medicinal products have been discovered. For example, the life-saving drug  Erythromycin (Ilosone®) is a product of the fungus Streptomycesery threus, which was…

Calling All Exhibitors…

Exhibitor applications are now being accepted for the 3rd Festival! We invite you to celebrate science at the 3rd USA Science & Engineering Festival, the largest celebration of science and engineering in the United States! The 3rd Science Festival will kick off with nationwide school programs, contests and events year-round, and culminate in a 2-day…

Role Models in Science & Engineering Achievement: Rakesh Agrawal

Rakesh Agrawal — Chemical engineer Developed effective process to cool natural gas to the point that it liquifies, thus helping the gas to be transported safely across long distances by ship, rail or other means. This has helped improve energy production and efficiency. Born in India, Rakesh Agrawal studied extensively there, earning his Bachelor’s of…

Women Who Changed the World Through Science & Engineering: Virginia Apgar

Virginia Apgar – Physician The New York anesthesiologist-researcher who helped establish the field of modern neonatology, and created the newborn APGAR Scoring System in 1953 – a simple but important test administered at birth to determine the physical health of infants.  This test is responsible for helping to dramatically reduce infant mortality over the last…

Role Models in Science & Engineering Achievement: Alia Sabor

Alia Sabor — Materials scientist Modern-day child prodigy who earned her Ph.D. at age 17, and became the youngest college professor in history in 2008. No doubt, materials scientist Alia Sabur has been ahead of the “learning curve” for most of her young life.  She was born in New York City in 1989 and started…