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10 Days to the Woodstock of Science — And You’re Invited!

By Larry Bock Founder and organizer, USA Science & Engineering Festival Similar to what the legendary Woodstock Festival did in gathering and celebrating the best and the brightest in the world of rock, the 2nd USA Science & Engineering Festival hosted by Lockheed Martin, the nation’s largest celebration of science and engineering, has assembled some…

Explorers in Our Midst: What the James Cameron Voyage Can Tell Us

By Larry Bock Founder and organizer, USA Science & Engineering Festival In our world of high-tech bravado, I often wonder where we’d be without explorers — those undaunted heroes and heroines of the past and of today whose achievements, like an unforgettable song or movie — form a lasting impression in the brain over what…

The Festival Expo Map is Ready to View! Start Planning for Your Festival Weekend Today!

We are excited to share the news that the 2012 USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo Map is out! The Festival will run from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM on Saturday, April 28th and from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Sunday, April 29th. We will also host free evening shows including the Stargazing Party…

Science and Math With an ‘Edge’ — Learning Is Best When It’s Messy and Unpredictable

By Larry Bock Founder and organizer, USA Science & Engineering Festival The world runs on science and math, but let’s face it, to get this across effectively to young students we sometimes have to get a little, well… messy. No one knows this better than math and science author Sean Connolly who’s gained a reputation…

Featured Author Homer Hickam Shares a Glimpse into his Latest Novel

The Festival is thrilled to have Homer Hickam, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Rocket Boys, as a Featured Author this year. Homer’s new book Crater, the first novel in his new Helium-3 series for young adults, will be released just in time for the Festival. You have the opportunity to meet Homer…

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.…