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A Science Festival that Sets the Standard for Inspiration

Guest Blog by Festival X-STEM Speaker Dr. Joe Schwarcz How do you inspire students toward careers in science, and combat scientific illiteracy at the same time? First, you spend two years planning the USA Science & Engineering Festival, the largest of its kind in the world. Then you rent the gigantic Washington Convention Center to host it…

Upcoming Stage Shows at the USA Science & Engineering Festival

The 3rd USA Science & Engineering Festival, the nation’s largest celebration of STEM, is just one month away! This FREE and open to the public event will take place April 26 & 27 at the Washington, D.C. Convention Center. Over 250,000 attendees will experience the weekend of a lifetime with 3,000 hands on exhibits, 150…

The Need to Connect on An Emotional Level With STEM Learners

By Larry Bock  Co-Founder of USA Science Science & Engineering Festival  No doubt, the influences that move individuals into their chosen field of science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) are often as different as night and day, but one thing seems constant: most STEM professionals, in remembering how they made their selection, can trace that ¨A-ha!¨…

Superbowl of STEM to Draw Tens of Thousands to DC Convention Center

By Shawn Flaherty What is the universe made of? What does science have to do with extreme sports? And how would you survive a zombie invasion? The answers to these questions and more are at the 3rd USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo and Book Fair, hosted by founding and presenting sponsor Lockheed Martin. Designed to inspire the next generation…

Are you wowed and awed by the mysteries of the Universe, the courage of astronauts, innovative space technologies, and stunning images from other worlds? Want to learn how you can become a space explorer? Well, get ready to find “Your Place in Space” with The Planetary Society – the largest and most influential space interest organization on…

Festival Welcomes Back Bill Nye, ‘The Science Guy® ‘, to Expo Performer Lineup!

Bill Nye – scientist, engineer, comedian, author, and inventor — is a man with a mission: to help foster a scientifically literate society, and to help people everywhere understand and appreciate the science that makes our world work. Making science understandable, entertaining, and accessible is something Bill has been doing much of his life, starting with…

Thank You from the USA Science and Engineering Festival!

The 2012 USA Science and Engineering Festival was a huge success this past weekend! More than 150,000 attendees battled the rain, traffic and crowds to celebrate science at the Convention Center! The Festival would not have been possible without the hard work of our amazing volunteers! Over 750 volunteers dedicated their valuable time and showed…

Tomorrow: Join us for the Woodstock of Science!

The excitement is filling the air at Sneak Peek Friday today as we are gearing up for an amazing weekend! The Festival takes place Saturday from 10-6 and Sunday from 10-4 at the Walter E Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. Please visit our “Plan Your Day” section on our website for important information regarding…

A Night of Celestial Excitement: Join Us April 28 at the Stargazing Party!

Under the guidance of some of the top astronomy experts in the country, explore our amazing Universe – including up close views of the Earth’s moon, Jupiter and other mysterious planetary objects – at the Stargazing Party, an exciting educational collaboration between the Festival, the Smithsonian’s National Air & Space Museum (NASM), telescope manufacturer Celestron…

A Night of Celestial Excitement: Join Us April 28 at the Stargazing Party!

Under the guidance of some of the top astronomy experts in the country, explore our amazing Universe – including up close views of the Earth’s moon, Jupiter and other mysterious planetary objects – at the Stargazing Party, an exciting educational collaboration between the Festival, the Smithsonian’s National Air & Space Museum (NASM), telescope manufacturer Celestron…