USA Science and Engineering Festival: The Blog

Kandy Collins

Global security giant Northrop Grumman Corporation is returning as a major Festival Sponsor and – in conjunction with the Northrop Grumman Foundation – is significantly enhancing the Festival’s focus on technical innovation and STEM disciplines. “Northrop Grumman Corporation, in partnership with its Foundation, is committed to inspiring and encouraging the next generation of innovators in…

The ResMed Foundation and the Farrell Family Foundation, which served as key Sponsors for the inaugural Festival last year and for the original San Diego Science Festival(SM) (organized by the Science Spark team) in 2009, is continuing its support by signing on as a Sponsor for the 2nd USA Science & Engineering Festival in 2012!…

Beep..beeep….It’s Moscow calling!

By Joe Schwarcz PhD, Author, USASEF Expo Performer, AT&T Sponsored Nifty Fifty Program Speaker The “beep..beep..beep” sounded innocent enough, but it shook America to its very core. Why? Because it was coming from outer space! No, the military personnel monitoring radio signals did not pick up a transmission from aliens. This beep was coming from…

Reprinted from HUFFPOST EDUCATION: The U.S. is becoming increasingly concerned over learning among the country’s youth in areas of science and math. International testing has shown that American students fall behind foreign counterparts in a number of subjects. But is it just about the text and the test? Students in Shanghai who took international exams…

Each year, 12 of the nation’s top scientists and engineers are awarded with the nation’s highest honors, America’s Nobel Prize. The National Medal of Science and the National Medal of Technology and Innovation represent the highest honors for achievement in science & technology bestowed by the President of the United States. This year scientists and…

Apply today for the The DiscoverE Educator Awards! The DiscoverE Educator Awards are shining a spotlight on the educators who are inspiring tomorrow’s innovation generation. By honoring the teachers who are hard at work in our classrooms, the engineering profession wants to show its appreciation and respect for the educators who are helping students discover…

Apply today for the The DiscoverE Educator Awards! The DiscoverE Educator Awards are shining a spotlight on the educators who are inspiring tomorrow’s innovation generation. By honoring the teachers who are hard at work in our classrooms, the engineering profession wants to show its appreciation and respect for the educators who are helping students discover…

AT&T sponsored Nifty Fifty program speaker and Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science at Yale University Ainissa Ramirez has created a new YouTube video series entitled Material Marvels from her lab at Yale on some pretty cool materials used in space, robots and even in your mouth! Her titles to date are Space…

By Joe Schwarcz, Author, USASEF Expo Performer, AT&T sponsored Nifty Fifty program speaker & Director, McGill University Office for Science and Society – Montreal, QC, Canada Thanks to chemical ingenuity we lead a colourful life. Synthetic dyes have served up a feast for the eyes but they may leave us starving for good health. Our…

The USA Science & Engineering Festival is working hard to bring President Obama and the First Lady to Sneak Peek Friday on April 27, 2012, and you can help! As most of you know, the inaugural Festival was endorsed by President Obama and received unanimous bi-partisan support of the House and Senate. To bring this…