USA Science and Engineering Festival: The Blog

Kandy Collins

Be sure to check out this great new page by Oxford University graduate student April Le about hot careers in science & engineering! It can be found on the USASEF web site under 2012 Festival/School Programs. The recent atmospheric and geological developments in the news provide an opportunity for the budding geologist or earth scientist…

How does science and engineering save us, improve us, and preserve our world? Which solutions can be re-imagined for a better tomorrow, and how? Where should we explore next? What should we build next? How will we get there? The next stop is the future! The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) recently asked some of…

Who Wants To Be A Mathematician?

In the American Mathematical Society contest Who Wants to Be a Mathematician, eight area high school students will compete at the 2nd USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo by answering multiple choice mathematics questions in a competitive quiz show format. The highest ranking 8 students will be pre-selected for the final round from written pre-qualification…

By: Joe Schwarcz PhD Author, USASEF Expo Performer and AT&T Sponsored Nifty Fifty Program Speaker Blueberries may reduce the growth of breast cancer! Apples and pears reduce the chance of stroke! I bet I have your attention now. But those are not my words, they’re recent newspaper headlines. It seems that virtually every day some…

Join the fun! All schools, after school, and other “Not for Profit” community youth organizations in the Greater Washington DC area (including Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia) serving ages K-12 can participate. We currently have 37 teams registered for the competition and we have registrants in all 3 divisions – Elementary, Middle and High…

We’re challenging musicians around the world to create a song for the 2nd USA Science & Engineering Festival and all entries are due by November 30, 2011. We are looking for a song that captures the spirit of curiosity, innovation and discovery that the Festival is all about, gets people excited about science and is…

Our Posthumous Footprint

by Joe Schwarcz PhD, Author, Expo Performer and AT&T sponsored Nifty Fifty program speaker They say you can’t take it with you. Actually that isn’t quite true. Your earthly possessions stay behind, but there is something that you do take with you. Your body! And decisions have to be made about what is to become…

For the 2nd year the opening day of Minnesota State Fair was designated as STEM Day. There were over 30 STEM organizations exhibiting at the Carousel Area. The St. Cloud State University (SCSU) exhibit concentrated on “Wind Power” as an alternative source of energy and promoting and spreading the word about the 2nd USA Science…

By: Joe Schwarcz PhD Author, USASEF Expo Performer and AT&T Sponsored Nifty Fifty Program Speaker “Do you have any liquids, gels or powdered fruit drinks?” Except for the powdered fruit drinks, such questions have become routine at airports. But back on July 10, 2006 I had no idea why I was being asked this bizarre…

Twitter Users: Please Help Us Raise $10,000 This Week So We Can Bring 4,000 Underserved Students to the Expo! Constellation Energy is running a “tweet” promotion of the USA Science & Engineering Festival and the Constellation E2 Grants program Monday, September 19 through Monday, September 26. For each twitter user’s “re-tweet” Constellation Energy will donate…