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Archives for June, 2013

Celebrating Role Models in Science & Engineering Achievement: Stephen Hawking!

Stephen Hawking: Theoretical Physicist and Bestselling Author Stephen Hawking is often regarded as one of the most brilliant theoretical physicists since Einstein. He is best known for his compelling insights into such areas as Black Holes, relativity and quantum mechanics. Since bursting onto the international scene in 1988 with his bestselling book, “A Brief History…

Celebrating Role Models in Science & Engineering Achievement: Kalpana Chawla!

Kalpana Chawla — Aerospace Engineer, NASA Astronaut Born in the small town of Karnal, India, she became hooked on flight when she took her first plane ride in a small craft through the local flying club. Kalpana Chawla would later become a certified FAA flight instructor, a talented aerospace engineer, and a NASA astronaut. She…

Nanosilver by Nifty Fifty Speaker Dr. Joe Schwarcz

By Festival Nifty Fifty Speaker Dr. Joe Schwarcz PhD Living is a wasteful business. Just think of all the stuff we dispose of down are drains and toilets. Pharmaceuticals, oils, cosmetics, hair, condoms, glues, paints, nail polish removers, soap, urine, feces, food remnants, toilet paper, pesticides, dyes, cleaning agents, blood and even vomit. And there are…

2013 U.S. News STEM Solutions National Conference Begins Today!

As announced earlier, the Festival has joined forces with U.S. News & World Report to host the U.S. News STEM Solutions Conference at the Festival Expo during the week of April 21, 2014 in Washington, DC – bringing together the largest K-12 STEM outreach event and leading advocates of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) from the Solutions Conference. Today marks…

Entertaining ENGINEERING.COM Returns as Festival Sponsor!

ENGINEERING.COM, with its mission to inform, inspire and entertain the world’s engineers — and future engineers — is returning as a key sponsor of the USA Science & Engineering Festival and Expo in 2014. Widely known for having its fingers directly on the pulse of the fascinating, ever-evolving realm of engineering innovation, ENGINEERING.COM will help expand the…

Spotlight on Pluto by Science Author Dr. Fred Bortz

Today’s  guest blog post is by Featured Science Author Dr. Fred Bortz Tune in Thursday, June 13th on our Facebook page at 10 am EST to discuss this post with Dr. Bortz!  More than ten years after it was posted at  the “Ask Dr. Fred” page “Why Isn’t Pluto a Planet Anymore?” remains by far the…

Celebrating Role Models in Science & Engineering: Karin Muraszko!

Karin Muraszko – Pediatric Neurosurgeon –The first and only female to head an academic  neurosurgery department in the U.S. –Successfully handles her demanding surgical schedule despite having spina bifida (curvature of the spine) Of the approximately 4,920 neurosurgeons in the United States today, only about 5.6 percent – or 277 – are women. Discover one…