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Traveling for Science! The Mind Trekkers Share Their Journey to San Francisco!

 Guest Blog by Cody Kangas After nearly twelve months of planning, twelve Michigan Tech Mind Trekkers and three staff flew West to the 2013 Bay Area Science Festival, held in AT&T Ball Park (San Francisco, CA). No crew had ever flown to an event, let alone traveled further West than Minneapolis, and thus began a…

Celebrating Role Models in Science & Engineering Achievement: Vera Rubin!

Vera Rubin — Astronomer Often called one of the most gifted but underrated astronomers today, her work confirmed the presence of dark matter in the universe, and since 1978, she has researched and analyzed over 200 galaxies Born in 1928 in Philadelphia, Vera Rubin was 10 years old and living in Washington, DC when she…

Spotlight on X-STEM Speaker Dr. Robert Tjian

X-STEM - presented by Northrop Grumman Foundation and MedImmune - is an Extreme STEM symposium for elementary through 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 top STEM role models and industry leaders are sure to ignite your students’ curiosity through…

By F. Mark Modzelewsk Effort will highlight STEM’s massive impact on vocational education and careers The USA Science & Engineering Festival (www.USAScienceFestival.org) is pleased to announce that mikeroweWORKS (mikeroweworks.com) will be hosting the “mikeroweWORKS Pavilion” at this year’s Festival. Today’s trade careers are being driven by hardworking, technologically-skilled workers and one of the goals of this partnership is to shine a…

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…

Google Hangout On Air “Science of Monsters”!

Join us TODAY- Tuesday October 29th at 5:30 EST, for our very first Google Hangout on Air! In preparation of our “Science in Fiction” Kavli Video Science Contest launch (Nov. 1)  we are hosting a “Science of Monsters” Hangout! We have recruited an incredibly talented team of zombie and monster experts that have graciously dedicated…

Spotlight on X-STEM Speaker Kevin Kinsella

X-STEM - presented by Northrop Grumman Foundation and MedImmune - is an Extreme STEM symposium for elementary through 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 top STEM role models and industry leaders are sure to ignite your students’ curiosity through…

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,…

By F. Mark Modzelewski The USA Science & Engineering Festival, supported by presenting host sponsor Lockheed Martin, is pleased to announce the launch of the 2013/14 school year “Nifty Fifty,” an innovative program that brings over 150 noted science and engineering professionals to schools across New York, California and the Washington, D.C. metro area to speak…

Spotlight on X-STEM Speakers: Anousheh Ansari!

X-STEM - presented by Northrop Grumman Foundation and MedImmune - is an Extreme STEM symposium for elementary through 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 top STEM role models and industry leaders are sure to ignite your students’ curiosity through…