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Role Models in Science and Engineering: Hedy Lamarr

Celebrating Women’s History Month with another STEM Role Model! To read the fascinating biography of Hedy Lamarr and all of our STEM role models click here

Role Models in Science and Engineering: Dr. Penelope Boston

Celebrating Women’s History Month with another STEM Role Model! Dr. Penelope Boston, geologist-microbiologist from the National Cave and Karst Research Institute, loves exploring caves where she finds a “virtual treasure trove of scientific information!” Click here to read Dr. Boston’s full biography and find out how you can host one of our Nifty Fifty Speakers at…

Double Helix Water

Guest Blog by Festival Nifty Fifty Speaker Joe Schwarcz PhD Unfortunately chemistry is a mystery to many.  And that suits the hucksters just fine.  It sets the stage for cashing in on chemical ignorance by bamboozling people with scientific sounding balderdash.  Ignorance, though, is not total.  There is one molecular formula that people do tend to…

Host a Science Festival, and Take Science Discovery to the Streets of America

By USA Science & Engineering  Festival Founder Larry Bock “Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.” – Carl Sagan The excitement, the rigors and the risk of scientific discovery: Sagan loved and shared these emotions more effectively and openly with us than perhaps any other contemporary scientist. And in the process he helped catapult…

Role Models in Science and Engineering: Gae Aulenti

Celebrating Women’s History Month with another Role Model in STEM! Combining her skills in math, science and the arts, Italian Architect Gae Aulenti has become known as a leading figure of contemporary architecture. To read her full biography and all of our STEM profiles click here

Role Models in Science and Engineering: Sylvia Earle

Celebrating Women’s History Month with another Role Model in Science & Engineering! Sylvia Earle, a leading Oceanographer and Environmentalist conducts pioneering research in marine ecosystems; named a “Hero for the Planet” by Time magazine. To read the fascinating biography of Sylvia Earle click here

March is Women’s History Month with a STEM Theme!

March is Women’s History Month and the theme this year is “Women Inspiring Innovation Through Imagination: Celebrating Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics”. We celebrate Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics year round at the USA Science & Engineering Festival so of course we are thrilled with the choice of theme this year.  All month long…

Perchance to Dream: What Science Fiction Can Tell Us About Inspiring Tomorrow’s Innovators

By Festival Founder Larry Bock It’s strange but true: some of the most prodigious innovations in technology are often not born in the corridors of rational thought and reality, but on the wings of fantasy. I was reminded of this recently while reading the various tributes to legendary science fiction writer Ray Bradbury who died…

Role Models In Science and Engineering: Dr. Sylvester James Gates

Celebrating Black History Month with another Role Model in Science & Engineering! “Born to be a mathematician and physicist” we are thrilled that Dr. Sylvester James Gates returns to the Festival as a Nifty Fifty Speaker. Growing up, his father brought him an Encyclopedia Britannica and he came across Schroedinger’s equation, which is one of…

Role Models in Science and Engineering: Dr. Herman White

Celebrating Black History Month with another Role Model in Science & Engineering! Festival Nifty Fifty Speaker & Physicist Dr. Herman White smashes atoms for a living and he loves it! We are honored to have Dr. White as a key speaker for the Festival! To read the full biography of this distinguished scientist click here.