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Archives for March, 2013

Role Models in Science and Engineering: Sylvia Earle

Celebrating Women’s History Month with another Role Model in Science & Engineering! Sylvia Earle, a leading Oceanographer and Environmentalist conducts pioneering research in marine ecosystems; named a “Hero for the Planet” by Time magazine. To read the fascinating biography of Sylvia Earle click here

March is Women’s History Month with a STEM Theme!

March is Women’s History Month and the theme this year is “Women Inspiring Innovation Through Imagination: Celebrating Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics”. We celebrate Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics year round at the USA Science & Engineering Festival so of course we are thrilled with the choice of theme this year.  All month long…

Perchance to Dream: What Science Fiction Can Tell Us About Inspiring Tomorrow’s Innovators

By Festival Founder Larry Bock It’s strange but true: some of the most prodigious innovations in technology are often not born in the corridors of rational thought and reality, but on the wings of fantasy. I was reminded of this recently while reading the various tributes to legendary science fiction writer Ray Bradbury who died…

Role Models In Science and Engineering: Dr. Sylvester James Gates

Celebrating Black History Month with another Role Model in Science & Engineering! “Born to be a mathematician and physicist” we are thrilled that Dr. Sylvester James Gates returns to the Festival as a Nifty Fifty Speaker. Growing up, his father brought him an Encyclopedia Britannica and he came across Schroedinger’s equation, which is one of…