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Chevron’s “STEM Zone” at the Expo this April

  Chevron,  the global energy company known for its commitment to “finding newer, cleaner ways to power the world,” has joined the USA Science & Engineering Festival as a major sponsor, bringing with it a proven history of hands-on corporate outreach initiatives that ignite student motivation and interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). And…

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) – a maestro at making science come alive for K-12 students, teachers and the public – will once more bring its magic to the Festival next year, returning as a major sponsor and presenting a reprise of its wildly popular “Meet the Scientists” and “Science of Our Senses” hands-on encounters at Festival…

Chevron’s Fuel Your School Program Supports Public Education Projects!

Guest Blog by Fuel Your School This fall, Fuel Your School makes it easy for local communities to help generate funding for public schools in 19 markets. From Oct. 1 through Oct. 31, 2013, the Fuel Your School program will donate $1, up to a total of nearly $7.1 million, to help fund eligible classroom…

Northrop Grumman Foundation Sponsorship Encourages The STEM Message!

The Northrop Grumman Foundation returns as a major Festival Sponsor, and will be significantly enhancing the Festival’s focus on STEM through impressive activities at the Expo — including exciting new competitions in cyber defense and robotics! “The Northrop Grumman Foundation is committed to helping advance STEM education and sparking interest in young people,” says Sandra Evers-Manly,…

GOOD and U.S. Air Force Call for Contributors to “Mind of a Quadrotor” Project

Guest Blog from the USA Science & Engineering Festival Sponsor United States Air Force The U.S. Air Force and GOOD are pleased to announce the start of the  second project in The Air Force Collaboratory, an interactive online platform  that invites science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)  inclined students, educators and innovators to solve some of…

2013 U.S. News STEM Solutions National Conference Begins Today!

As announced earlier, the Festival has joined forces with U.S. News & World Report to host the U.S. News STEM Solutions Conference at the Festival Expo during the week of April 21, 2014 in Washington, DC – bringing together the largest K-12 STEM outreach event and leading advocates of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) from the Solutions Conference. Today marks…

Entertaining ENGINEERING.COM Returns as Festival Sponsor!

ENGINEERING.COM, with its mission to inform, inspire and entertain the world’s engineers — and future engineers — is returning as a key sponsor of the USA Science & Engineering Festival and Expo in 2014. Widely known for having its fingers directly on the pulse of the fascinating, ever-evolving realm of engineering innovation, ENGINEERING.COM will help expand the…

POPSCI IS BACK AS A VALUED FESTIVAL MEDIA PARTNER!

Popular Science, one of the leading sources of news in technology, science, gadgets, space, green tech and more, is returning as a key Americium Media Partner with the Festival! In doing so, Popular Science joins a growing list of other top science media leaders who will be serving as Festival sponsors, including Scientific American, American Scientist, Sigma Xi,…

By Larry Bock Founder and organizer, USA Science & Engineering Festival When searching for a prime, real-life example of how science and technology are making a difference in the world right now, my thoughts lately turn to a small but feisty greentech startup that you may never have heard of: Kurion, Inc. Based in Irvine,…

As many educators know, the elementary and middle school years are critical periods in which students’ interest in science can “wither on the vine” if efforts are not made early to engage young learners in such subjects in exciting and creative ways. This is why global biotech leader Life Technologies — as it prepares to…