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Participate in the Hour of Code

The Hour of Code is back! The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. Learn how you can participate here: http://hourofcode.com/us

Addressing Gender Imbalances in STEM Education

Guest Blog by Lindsey Shephard  Rainmaker and Resident Mom at GoldiBlox At GoldieBlox, we truly believe there are millions of girls out there who are engineers, but they just don’t know it yet.  We’re thrilled to join this year’s USA Science & Engineering Festival, where we’ll be able to interact with girls and their families, showing…

Preparing Our Students for Success

Guest Blog By Jerry Baker Executive Director of Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society Imagine a world where every child, who dreams of becoming a scientist or engineer, is provided with the opportunity to fulfill that dream. Think of the possibilities and the discoveries that can help humanity or global sustainability. Think of the new solutions…

MORE – By Design

Guest Blog by Paul Anastas Assistant Administrator for the U.S. EPA for Research and Development and the Agency Science Advisor For too long sustainability and environmental protection have been defined by those saying that we need to do less, have less, expect less.   For too long, we have been told that we need to consume less…

Seven Steps to Help Your Kids Fail

Guest Blog By Andrea Beaty New York Times bestselling author of Rosie Revere, Engineer and Iggy Peck, Architect along with children’s novels, Dorko the Magnificent and Attack of the Fluffy Bunnies Kids are their own worst critics. Perfectionism can reduce even very young children to hysterics over toppled towers, drawing disasters and other creative catastrophes. It breaks…

EPA’s P3 Student Design Competition: Sowing the Seeds of a Sustainable Future

Guest Blog By Lek KadeliActing Assistant Administrator in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Research and Development (ORD) Each spring around the same time that so much of the country is swept up in the “madness” of amateur basketball tournaments, a dedicated team of employees at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency are finishing…

Caves of Ideas

Guest Blog By David Bolinsky Founder and Creative Director of e*mersion Studio In 1962, when I was ten, my family and I had the rare privilege of exploring the ancient caves of Lascaux in southern France to see 17,000 year-old Paleolithic paintings close up. Though sadly no longer open for public viewing, these iconic works changed me…

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…

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…

The USA Science & Engineering Festival Recipient of the 2103 Hoyt S. Vandenberg Award!

The USA Science & Engineering Festival  is the proud recipient of the 2013 Hoyt S. Vandenberg Award from the Air Force Association in recognition of the Festival’s contributions to aerospace education and for its efforts in encouraging young people to pursue the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The award was presented yesterday morning…