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Archives for December, 2012

Role Models in Science & Engineering Achievement: Edwin Muñiz

Amazing! Read about the impressive life of this Physician Specializing in Aerospace Physiology. To read the full biography of Edwin Muñiz and other role models in science and engineering, click here.

Role Models in Science & Engineering Achievement: Eleanor Maguire – Noted Neuroscientist

Exercise the brain? Click here to read more about how Neurologist Eleanor Maguire studied the training of London Taxicab drivers to challenge the belief that the adult brain is inflexible.

Women Who Changed the World Through Science & Engineering: Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin

Nobel Prize winner Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin was another amazing woman that changed the world with science! To read the full biography of Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin click here

Women Who Changed the World Through Science & Engineering: Ruth Rogan Benerito

Read about this Chemist from the Big Easy who may have had a hand in developing the shirt on your back! To read the full biography visit our Role Models in Science & Engineering Achievement page here

WASHINGTON, DC – The USA Science & Engineering Festival today announced Lockheed Martin as its founding and presenting host, unveiled a new website, and detailed year-round activities leading up to its return to Washington, DC on April 24-27, 2014. The USA Science & Engineering Festival creates the thrill of hands-on science for America’s youth, getting them…

Role Models in Science & Engineering Achievement: David H. Blackwell

Here’s one for the Math lovers! For the full biography of David Blackwell, visit our website: http://ow.ly/fPuLK

Women Who Changed the World Through Science and Engineering: Wangari Muta Maathai

This environmental crusader was a voice for our beautiful planet- she is an inspiration! For the full biography of this incredible woman, visit our website: http://ow.ly/fN7pM

The Cat’s Meow: A feature by Festival Nifty Fifty Speaker Joe Schwarcz

Have you ever wondered why on some days cats lick themselves more vigorously? I suspect not. But their licking rate is indeed variable. And it just might have to do with the animal’s fear of getting an electric shock. Unfortunately for felines, cat fur loses electrons very readily, and therein lies a problem. Anytime a…