USA Science and Engineering Festival: The Blog

Archives for March, 2013

Role Models in Science and Engineering: Dr. Anita Roberts

Celebrating Women’s History Month with another STEM Role Model! Dr. Anita Roberts was one of the most cited scientists in history and she served as an inspiration to many cancer patients when journaled details of her own battle with cancer- a disease she spent 25 years researching. Read the full biography of Dr. Roberts here.

Role Models in Science and Engineering: Nifty Fifty Speaker Dr. Diandra Leslie-Pelecky

Celebrating Women’s History Month with another STEM Role Model! In today’s blog we feature Nanomaterials Physicist Dr. Diandra Leslie-Pelecky. We are excited to announce that Dr. Leslie-Pelecky will be serving as a Nifty Fifty Speaker for the Festival! She has appeared on television for ESPN, H2 and VOOM channels, and in print for publications such as…

Role Models in Science and Engineering: Clea Koff

Celebrating Women’s History Month with another STEM Role Model! Often rated among the top 10 forensic science experts today. Became internationally known for her work with the United Nations in conducting forensic investigations of mass grave genocide killings in Rwanda and the Balkans — and through such scientific evidence, helped bring perpetrators of such killings…

Role Models in Science & Engineering: X-STEM & Nifty Fifty Speaker Dr. Kathryn Thornton

The USA Science & Engineering Festival is thrilled to introduce our elite group of X-STEM and Nifty Fifty Speakers for the 3rd Festival! In today’s blog we feature Physicist and former NASA Astronaut Dr. Kathryn Thornton! We are excited to announce that Dr. Kathryn Thornton will serve as both an X-STEM and Nifty Fifty Speaker…

Role Models in Science and Engineering: Dr. Karen Panetta

Celebrating Women’s History Month with another STEM Role Model! Read the biography of Nifty Fifty Speaker & NerdGirls Founder Dr. Karen Panetta and how YOUR SCHOOL can host a Nifty Fifty Speaker here 

Role Models in Science and Engineering: Hedy Lamarr

Celebrating Women’s History Month with another STEM Role Model! To read the fascinating biography of Hedy Lamarr and all of our STEM role models click here

Role Models in Science and Engineering: Dr. Penelope Boston

Celebrating Women’s History Month with another STEM Role Model! Dr. Penelope Boston, geologist-microbiologist from the National Cave and Karst Research Institute, loves exploring caves where she finds a “virtual treasure trove of scientific information!” Click here to read Dr. Boston’s full biography and find out how you can host one of our Nifty Fifty Speakers at…

Double Helix Water

Guest Blog by Festival Nifty Fifty Speaker Joe Schwarcz PhD Unfortunately chemistry is a mystery to many.  And that suits the hucksters just fine.  It sets the stage for cashing in on chemical ignorance by bamboozling people with scientific sounding balderdash.  Ignorance, though, is not total.  There is one molecular formula that people do tend to…

Host a Science Festival, and Take Science Discovery to the Streets of America

By USA Science & Engineering  Festival Founder Larry Bock “Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.” – Carl Sagan The excitement, the rigors and the risk of scientific discovery: Sagan loved and shared these emotions more effectively and openly with us than perhaps any other contemporary scientist. And in the process he helped catapult…

Role Models in Science and Engineering: Gae Aulenti

Celebrating Women’s History Month with another Role Model in STEM! Combining her skills in math, science and the arts, Italian Architect Gae Aulenti has become known as a leading figure of contemporary architecture. To read her full biography and all of our STEM profiles click here