USA Science and Engineering Festival: The Blog

Archives for July, 2013

Join the USA Science & Engineering Festival in Recognizing “National Science Week”!

Sign Our Petition: Support Science And Education Today! Join Rep. Randy Hultren (R) and Rep. Joe Kennedy (D) in urging Congress to vote for H. Res. 276, which calls upon the U.S. House of Representatives to support the goals and ideals of National Science Week and the biennial USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C.. The…

Celebrating Role Models in Science & Engineering Achievement: Peggy Whitson!

Peggy Whitson — NASA Astronaut and Biochemist We continue to recognize 50 Years of Women in Space with STEM Role Model Peggy Whitson. Peggy Whitson grew up on a farm in Iowa with big dreams of becoming a NASA Astronaut. She was the first female commander of the International Space Station and a veteran of…

The Michigan Tech Mind Trekkers Traveling Science Festival Begins!

By  Mark Modzelewski Washington, DC, July 15, 2013 – Science Spark has teamed with Michigan Technological University (Michigan Tech) to support the University’s Mind Trekkers traveling science festival as it heads out across America. The Mind Trekkers tour will culminate at the USA Science & Engineering Festival, supported by presenting host sponsor Lockheed Martin. The…

Celebrating Role Models in Science & Engineering Achievement: Clara Barton!

Clara Barton — Nurse, Educator Her work as a dedicated battlefield nurse during the Civil War, and her founding of the American Red Cross helped set the standards for emergency medical care and disaster relief. She was so timid, shy and depressed as a child that she was removed from school. But later Clara Barton…

LOCKHEED MARTIN TO ACCLAIM AMERICA’S ENGINEERING ACHIEVEMENTS AT THE FESTIVAL

By Dr. Ray O. Johnson, Lockheed Martin senior vice president and chief technology officer As the founding and presenting host of the third USA Science & Engineering Festival, Lockheed Martin returns to the 2014 Festival with inspiring, hands-on exhibits designed to drive excitement in our next generation of engineers, scientists, and technical professionals. The Lockheed…