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Over 350,000 Attendees Celebrate Science at the 4th USA Science & Engineering Festival

Over the span of the Festival weekend (April 15-17), 365,000 people attended the FREE USA Science & Engineering Festival!  Our mission is to stimulate and sustain the interest of our nation’s youth in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) by producing and presenting the most compelling, exciting, and educational Festival in the world. Once again, the…

How do Flu Pandemics Start? Learn by “Picking a Giant Nose” at the Festival!

Nose picking is encouraged at the USA Science & Engineering Festival booth of AstraZeneca, and its biologics research and development arm, MedImmune. Visitors to the booth can “pick” a giant nose and learn how flu pandemics start. It’s this type of hands-on science experience that inspires kids to pursue a STEM career. AstraZeneca and MedImmune…

2013 U.S. News STEM Solutions National Conference Begins Today!

As announced earlier, the Festival has joined forces with U.S. News & World Report to host the U.S. News STEM Solutions Conference at the Festival Expo during the week of April 21, 2014 in Washington, DC — bringing together the largest K-12 STEM outreach event and leading advocates of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) from the Solutions Conference. Today marks…

Entertaining ENGINEERING.COM Returns as Festival Sponsor!

ENGINEERING.COM, with its mission to inform, inspire and entertain the world’s engineers — and future engineers — is returning as a key sponsor of the USA Science & Engineering Festival and Expo in 2014. Widely known for having its fingers directly on the pulse of the fascinating, ever-evolving realm of engineering innovation, ENGINEERING.COM will help expand the…

In Praise of Unsung Heroes in Science at the USA Science & Engineering Festival

Heroes should never be forgotten, but unfortunately too many of them in the field of science go missing from our classroom textbooks. Equally disturbing is that a disproportionate number of these heroes overlooked are women and minorities. While the average American young person will likely have no trouble detailing the latest antics of such stars…

Going Hollywood: Science Accuracy Makes Its Long-Awaited Arrival in TV and Movies

By USA Science & Engineering Festival Founder Larry Bock In what started out as a hopeful trickle more than four years ago has seemingly evolved into a full-blown trend: Suddenly it’s cool and hip to be a scientist in Hollywood. Ranging from such blockbuster films as The Amazing Spiderman, Battleship, The Avengers, and Iron Man 2 to TV hits including House, Fringe, Criminal…

Role Models in Science and Engineering: Clea Koff

Celebrating Women’s History Month with another STEM Role Model! Often rated among the top 10 forensic science experts today. Became internationally known for her work with the United Nations in conducting forensic investigations of mass grave genocide killings in Rwanda and the Balkans — and through such scientific evidence, helped bring perpetrators of such killings…

Just Two Days Until the Largest Celebration of Science & Engineering!

The 2nd USA Science & Engineering Festival has finally arrived! The Expo will take place this weekend at the Walter E Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. The hours are Saturday from 10-6 and Sunday from 10-4. Evening shows are also scheduled for the weekend including the Stargazing Party with Bill Nye and Featured Author…

“DC Metro Mom” Shares Enthusiasm for the Festival!

Thank you to Blogger Amy from DC Metro Mom for a wonderful post on the USA Science and Engineering Festival! Read all of DC Metro Mom’s Post here. Spark An Interest in Scientific Discovery at the USA Science & Engineering Festival! By Amy from DC Metro Mom The 2nd Annual USA Science & Engineering Festival…

By Larry Bock Founder and organizer, USA Science & Engineering Festival Encouraging and motivating kids early in science and engineering via exciting, hands-on interactions in discovery may be one of the most important steps to boosting their interest and performance in these fields. But if you think this job falls to teachers alone, you’re wrong.…