USA Science and Engineering Festival: The Blog

Archives for February, 2013

Role Models in Science and Engineering: Dr. Herman White

Celebrating Black History Month with another Role Model in Science & Engineering! Festival Nifty Fifty Speaker & Physicist Dr. Herman White smashes atoms for a living and he loves it! We are honored to have Dr. White as a key speaker for the Festival! To read the full biography of this distinguished scientist click here.

Role Models in Science and Engineering: George Washington Carver

Celebrating Black History Month with another Role Model in Science & Engineering! The story of George Washington Carver is fascinating! This Botanist and Inventor possessed a “burning zeal to know everything” about nature from an early age. He used botany and other sciences to create products that would benefit the economic and agricultural productivity of…

Role Models in Science and Engineering: Marie M. Daly-Chemist

Celebrating Black History Month with another Role Model in Science and Engineering: Marie M. Daly was a Chemist and the first African American woman to receive a Ph.D. in Chemistry in the U.S. She became known for her groundbreaking work investigating how diet, cigarettes and other factors affect the heart and the circulatory system. Her…

TONIGHT- special guests of the First Lady at the State of the Union include USA Science & Engineering Festival X-STEM speaker Bobak Ferdowsi and Nifty Fifty Speaker Jack Andraka!  Bobak Ferdowsi- referred to as NASA’s “Mohawk Guy” is a flight director at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. In addition to his inspiring day-to-day work on the Mars Curiosity…

In today’s blog USA Science & Engineering Festival Fan Dr. Jessica Carilli offers a little advice to those that are pursuing graduate school. Blog post from “Jessica’s Blog of Bad Advice”  Go To Graduate School by Dr. Jessica Carilli  This could be the worst piece of advice you will get from this blog, because there is…