USA Science and Engineering Festival: The Blog

Archives for April, 2016

Over 350,000 Attendees Celebrate Science at the 4th USA Science & Engineering Festival

Over the span of the Festival weekend (April 15-17), 365,000 people attended the FREE USA Science & Engineering Festival!  Our mission is to stimulate and sustain the interest of our nation’s youth in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) by producing and presenting the most compelling, exciting, and educational Festival in the world. Once again, the…

At Festival Expo 2016, Discover Why the Department of Defense is a National STEM Leader!

As the nation’s largest federal employer of scientists and engineers, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has always been at the forefront of innovative and groundbreaking science and technology. DoD scientists and engineers have played a leading role in some of the world’s most advanced and life-changing technological breakthroughs, including the Internet, the Global Positioning…

Living A No Barriers Life With Blind Adventurer Erik Weihenmayer

What if adversity weren’t the enemy? Join blind adventurer Erik Weihenmayer on his quest to harness adversity, redefine expectations, and live a life without barriers. In this session, find out why you don’t need perfect sight to have a powerful vision. Erik Weihenmayer is one of the most celebrated and accomplished athletes in the world.…

“Clap Your Hands” if you are Ready to Rock Out to Science with TMBG!

They Might Be Giants will take the stage on Saturday, April 16th at the USA Science & Engineering Festival for two incredible rockin’ shows! This amazing alternative and tech-inspired group — widely known for its theme song for TV’s Malcolm in the Middle and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and other works — will…

Science Is A Family Affair: Spark Interest By Soothing Chapped Lips

Parents don’t need a science degree to shape their child’s learning or to explore STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). There’s a little science and engineering behind everything we see each day. From day trips to talks around the dinner table, there are lots of easy and fun ways to spark a love of STEM.…

How do Flu Pandemics Start? Learn by “Picking a Giant Nose” at the Festival!

Nose picking is encouraged at the USA Science & Engineering Festival booth of AstraZeneca, and its biologics research and development arm, MedImmune. Visitors to the booth can “pick” a giant nose and learn how flu pandemics start. It’s this type of hands-on science experience that inspires kids to pursue a STEM career. AstraZeneca and MedImmune…