USA Science and Engineering Festival: The Blog

Archives for October, 2013

By F. Mark Modzelewsk Effort will highlight STEM’s massive impact on vocational education and careers The USA Science & Engineering Festival (www.USAScienceFestival.org) is pleased to announce that mikeroweWORKS (mikeroweworks.com) will be hosting the “mikeroweWORKS Pavilion” at this year’s Festival. Today’s trade careers are being driven by hardworking, technologically-skilled workers and one of the goals of this partnership is to shine a…

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) – a maestro at making science come alive for K-12 students, teachers and the public – will once more bring its magic to the Festival next year, returning as a major sponsor and presenting a reprise of its wildly popular “Meet the Scientists” and “Science of Our Senses” hands-on encounters at Festival…

Google Hangout On Air “Science of Monsters”!

Join us TODAY- Tuesday October 29th at 5:30 EST, for our very first Google Hangout on Air! In preparation of our “Science in Fiction” Kavli Video Science Contest launch (Nov. 1)  we are hosting a “Science of Monsters” Hangout! We have recruited an incredibly talented team of zombie and monster experts that have graciously dedicated…

Celebrating Role Models in Science & Engineering Achievement: Nikola Tesla!

Nikola Tesla — Electrical and Mechanical Engineer, Inventor One of science’s most amazing visionaries of all time, Serbian-American inventor Nikola Tesla was considered a mathematical phenomenon since childhood, being able as a high school student to perform integral calculus in his head, which initially prompted his teachers to believe that he was cheating! This famous…

Join the Kavli Science Video Contest “Science of Monsters” Google Hangout!

Now entering its third year, the Kavli Science Video Contest, an international middle and high school student competition that is held as part of the USA Science & Engineering Festival, will begin accepting entries for the “Science in Fiction” contest on November 1st! Our Kavli Science Video Contest Advisors, including an array of zombie and monster experts, have graciously offered their time…

Chevron’s Fuel Your School Program Supports Public Education Projects!

Guest Blog by Fuel Your School This fall, Fuel Your School makes it easy for local communities to help generate funding for public schools in 19 markets. From Oct. 1 through Oct. 31, 2013, the Fuel Your School program will donate $1, up to a total of nearly $7.1 million, to help fund eligible classroom…

Spotlight on X-STEM Speaker Kevin Kinsella

X-STEM – presented by Northrop Grumman Foundation and MedImmune – is an Extreme STEM 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). These top STEM role models and industry leaders are sure to ignite your students’ curiosity through…

USA Science & Engineering Festival to Host U.S. News STEM Solutions National Conference

By F. Mark Modzelewski World’s Largest STEM Event to Excite and Inspire Educators, Administrators, Students & Families The USA Science & Engineering Festival (www.USAScienceFestival.org), supported by presenting host sponsor Lockheed Martin, is pleased to join forces with the U.S. News STEM Solutions (http://usnewsstemsolutions.com/) to host their National Conference April 23-25, 2014 at the Walter E.…

Northrop Grumman Foundation Sponsorship Encourages The STEM Message!

The Northrop Grumman Foundation returns as a major Festival Sponsor, and will be significantly enhancing the Festival’s focus on STEM through impressive activities at the Expo — including exciting new competitions in cyber defense and robotics! “The Northrop Grumman Foundation is committed to helping advance STEM education and sparking interest in young people,” says Sandra Evers-Manly,…

By F. Mark Modzelewski The USA Science & Engineering Festival, supported by presenting host sponsor Lockheed Martin, is pleased to announce the launch of the 2013/14 school year “Nifty Fifty,” an innovative program that brings over 150 noted science and engineering professionals to schools across New York, California and the Washington, D.C. metro area to speak…