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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.

Role Models in Science and Engineering: George Washington Carver

Celebrating Black History Month with another Role Model in Science & Engineering! The story of George Washington Carver is fascinating! This Botanist and Inventor possessed a “burning zeal to know everything” about nature from an early age. He used botany and other sciences to create products that would benefit the economic and agricultural productivity of…

Role Models in Science and Engineering: Marie M. Daly-Chemist

Celebrating Black History Month with another Role Model in Science and Engineering: Marie M. Daly was a Chemist and the first African American woman to receive a Ph.D. in Chemistry in the U.S. She became known for her groundbreaking work investigating how diet, cigarettes and other factors affect the heart and the circulatory system. Her…

In today’s blog USA Science & Engineering Festival Fan Dr. Jessica Carilli offers a little advice to those that are pursuing graduate school. Blog post from “Jessica’s Blog of Bad Advice”  Go To Graduate School by Dr. Jessica Carilli  This could be the worst piece of advice you will get from this blog, because there is…

USA Science and Engineering Festival Mascot Contest

Are you a talented artist that loves science? The USA Science & Engineering Festival is looking for a Mascot and we need YOUR help to design the new face of the largest celebration of science and engineering! We are looking for a mascot design that captures the spirit of the USA Science & Engineering Festival!…

Fifty Thousand Facebook Fans and Counting!

  We are so excited to share the news that the USA Science & Engineering Festival Facebook page now has over 50,000 fans!  Facebook serves as a wonderful medium for us to reach a population of STEM enthusiasts! Facebook is a platform for us to connect with our fans using humor and intellect to spread the…

–Through her studies of air, water and food quality in the Industrial Age, she introduced the word “ecology” to the U.S. lexicon as early as 1892 –First woman admitted to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and first American woman to earn a degree in chemistry Ellen Swallow Richards (1842-1911), who introduced the word ecology…

Announcing X-STEM! Extreme STEM Symposium!

The Festival will be unveiling a new program called X-STEM on Thursday, April 24, 2014. X-STEM is a special “Extreme” symposium for middle and high school students featuring interactive presentations by an exclusive group of visionaries who aim to empower and inspire kids about careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). These STEM role…

–Director of the famous Hayden Planetarium at the Museum of Natural History, New York City — Hosted the science TV show “NOVA scienceNOW” on PBS –Named to host new sequel to Carl Sagan’s “Cosmos” TV series on Fox later in 2013 In addition to his research, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson is widely known for using…

–Widely considered the founder of modern-day Pediatric Cardiology –Discovered the cause of “Blue Baby Syndrome” in infants, and helped ban the use of the drug Thalidomide for pregnant women in the U.S. –Battled dyslexia as a child, and deafness in the later years of her career For years, physicians were baffled by “Blue Baby Syndrome”…