USA Science and Engineering Festival: The Blog

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!

NASA's Mohawk Guy

 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 mission, he volunteers as a FIRST robotics mentor to get more boys and girls excited about STEM education. We are thrilled for Bobak to participate in our Extreme STEM Symposium! Read his full biography here.

jack andrakaJack Andraka- 15 Year-Old Baltimore Student that developed ‘Groundbreaking’ diagnostic test for pancreatic cancer! Jack is also a winner of the 2012 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair! We are so excited to have Jack return as a Nifty Fifty speaker and volunteer for the Festival! Read Jack’s biography here.

XSTEM_logo_final_tagX-STEM, a program of Science Spark, is a special “Extreme” symposium for elementary through high school students
featuring interactive presentations by an exclusive group of visionaries who aim to empower and inspire kids about careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Click here to read more about X-STEM including how you can become an X-STEM ambassador!

NiftyFifty LogoOur Nifty Fifty program  is back by popular demand and returns to the greater Washington DC area to inspire the next generation! We have tripled our Nifty Fifty (times 3) Speakers to include the top scientists and engineer professionals in the country! Click here to read more about our Nifty Fifty program including how your school can participate!