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Bring Inspiring STEM Presentations into the Classroom!

Teachers- the USASEF Team is thrilled to announce the launch of our video resource library featuring presentations from our 2014 X-STEM Symposium! The 2014 X-STEM Extreme STEM Symposium- presented by Northrop Grumman Foundation and MedImmune- featured interactive presentations and workshops by an exclusive group of visionaries who aimed to empower and inspire elementary through high school students about…

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…

What This Life-Saving Innovation in Mathematics and Economics Can Teach Students About STEM

By Larry Bock  Co-Founder of USA Science Science & Engineering Festival    Like many who follow research developments in high technology, I am constantly amazed at the power of science, engineering, technology and mathematics (STEM) to solve real-life problems — especially problems across diverse venues and disciplines. Take for example the research of mathematician Lloyd Shapley…

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…

Find the full schedule of NIH events here But can’t miss some special stage shows like the director of NIH, Dr. Francis Collins performing! This weekend, October 23 and 24, NIH will bring our science to the people at the inaugural USA Science and Engineering Festival ExpoExternal Web Site Policy in Washington, D.C. From 10:00…

Make sure you keep up with the happenings of the Nifty Fifty program. We have had a lot of speakers go to DC schools telling kids about STEM education and why they like science. Check out some photos on our facebook pages. Here is an interview with Dr. Francis Collins the Director of NIH.

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Meeting Francis Collins Over Pancakes

Francis Collins and Larry Bock I was attending the AAAS annual meeting last week in San Diego, and Dr. Collins was speaking to several groups at the conference. After living in Washington, DC for almost a decade, and having worked for various federal agencies, I am used to the reverence people have for senior federal…