USA Science and Engineering Festival: The Blog

Kandy Collins

America’s most fast-paced and fun math contest will be the finale for day one of the 2012 USASEF. Eight area high school students will compete for $4000 in cash and prizes in Who Wants to Be a Mathematician on Saturday, April 28 at 5:00 on the Carver Stage. Students from DC, MD, VA, DE, and…

As its new corporate slogan – “Rethink Possible” – suggests, AT&T is known for its long history of continually exploring new ways to reinvent itself through technological innovation, educational outreach and community involvement. The global telecommunications leader is bringing this same spirit to the 2nd USA Science & Engineering Festival in its return as a…

By Larry Bock USA Science and Engineering Festival Executive Director They say New Year’s resolutions are meant to be broken. But as another year begins, here is a national challenge we cannot afford to ignore, and should resolve to address without delay: the declining number of young Americans entering the fields of science, technology, engineering…

Beauty Encapsulated

By Joe Schwarcz PhD, Author, USASEF Expo Performer, AT&T Sponsored Nifty Fifty Program Speaker They sold out after just four hours. And they weren’t even hotcakes. They were just little capsules. But these capsules came with a nifty promise. Pop some, and wrinkles, those fearsome hallmarks of aging, would be ironed out from the inside!…

Two well-respected members of the science community-C&EN and the American Chemical Society (ACS) -have made commitments once again to participate as media partner and exhibitor/sponsor, respectively, in the USA Science & Engineering Festival. The Festival will be held for the second time on April 27-29 in Washington, D.C. C&EN, the flagship weekly newsmagazine published by…

The National Institutes of Health (NIH), the world’s foremost biomedical research center and the U.S. federal government’s focal point for such research, is returning to the Festival as a major Sponsor and Exhibitor, bringing with it a bevy of high-caliber excitement in medical science that helped attract scores of visitors to last year’s finale Expo.…

The world is buzzing from the latest news about the Higgs boson. Last Tuesday, scientists at CERN announced that they have made significant progress towards the search of the Higgs boson. Scientists are confident that the progress made will bring them much closer to the discovery by the end of next year. At the Festival…

The second annual USA Science and Engineering Festival is fast approaching and people are starting to take notice of what a great resource the Festival organization has become. The mission of the Festival is to re-invigorate the interest of our nation’s youth in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) by producing and presenting the most…

“Liquid Silver” Can Tarnish Life

By Joe Schwarcz PhD, Author, USASEF Expo Performer, AT&T Sponsored Nifty Fifty Program Speaker Physicians today are unlikely to encounter “Gilder’s palsy.” Nor are they likely to diagnose a patient with “hatter’s shakes.” But prior to the twentieth century these ailments had to be considered when a patient presented with tremors, irritability, increased salivation and…

The news of The Kavli Foundation Video Contest has even spread to the oval office. Back in June, Robert W. Conn, President of the Kavli Foundation, met with President Obama to discuss the importance of science in America. President Obama commented that he and his daughters thoroughly enjoyed themselves at the USA Science and Engineering…