Teachers in the D.C. Metropolitan area- we are now accepting applications for the Nifty Fifty (x4) Program! Click here to apply NOW to host a speaker at your school during the 2014/2015 school year. Nifty Fifty talks will take place during the months of February, March and April of 2015.
The deadline to apply is Friday, November 21, 2014. Submit your application by following this link and select your top speaker choices. Speakers are available for middle and high schools in Washington D.C. and surrounding areas.
Some of the new speakers joining our program include:
Deborah Bass, Ph.D. – The next Mars Rover mission scheduled for 2020 by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory will be one of the most comprehensive explorations to date of the Red Planet, including answering key questions about the potential of life on Mars. Learn from the mission’s Deputy Science Lead how she and her colleagues at JPL are gearing up for the challenges of this historic rover expedition!
Richard Spinrad, Ph.D. – As Chief Scientist of the prestigious National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), he has one of the most diversely challenging — and exciting — jobs today in science. Discover why!
Kenneth Olden, Ph.D. – Our environment is possibly more important than genetics in determining our health, says this prominent environmental scientist. As a director with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), he is leading an effort to combine science with active community engagement in empowering citizens to take more control of environmental factors that impact human health.
Cassidy Williams – Even before graduating recently from Iowa State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, she was already being noticed, for various reasons, as an emerging innovator in her field — ranging from her reputation as a winning hackathon competitor to her persuasive computer science presentations at the United Nations and the White House. Discover how she is using her impressive talents to inspire other young women in computational science.
Richard Wrangham, Ph.D. – Discover from this renowned Harvard University primatologist, who studied as a grad student under the famous Jane Goodall, how his groundbreaking research in Uganda with chimpanzees is shedding light on key evolutionary traits which make us human, including aggression and our need for social systems!
Sign up TODAY to bring these speakers to your school! Follow this link for details: http://www.usasciencefestival.org/schoolprograms/niftyfifty/apply-to-host-a-top-scientist-at-your-middle-or-high-school.html