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Role Models in Science & Engineering: X-STEM & Nifty Fifty Speaker Dr. Kathryn Thornton

The USA Science & Engineering Festival is thrilled to introduce our elite group of X-STEM and Nifty Fifty Speakers for the 3rd Festival! In today’s blog we feature Physicist and former NASA Astronaut Dr. Kathryn Thornton! We are excited to announce that Dr. Kathryn Thornton will serve as both an X-STEM and Nifty Fifty Speaker…

TONIGHT– special guests of the First Lady at the State of the Union include USA Science & Engineering Festival X-STEM speaker Bobak Ferdowsi and Nifty Fifty Speaker Jack Andraka!  Bobak Ferdowsi– referred to as NASA’s “Mohawk Guy” is a flight director at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. In addition to his inspiring day-to-day work on the Mars Curiosity…

Earth Day 2012 Finds Kids Ready to Do Their Part, Says Author Seymour Simon

By Larry Bock Founder and Organizer, USA Science & Engineering Festival Planet Earth — that fragile blue marble in space that we call home — deserves better from all of us, I think we would agree. And for good reason. With such issues as energy, pollution, conservation and sustainability, and climate becoming rising worldwide concerns,…

Tinker and Change the World

By Larry Bock Founder and organizer, USA Science & Engineering Festival Tinkering — that hands-on, garage-based tradition which sparked inventions ranging from the airplane and electric light bulb to the Apple computer — is making a comeback among average Americans, promising to change our lives for the better on several fronts. Known by such monikers…

As deputy administrator of NASA, Lori Garver is NASA’s second in command. She works closely with its administrator to provide leadership, planning, and policy direction for the agency. Together they represent NASA to the Executive Office of the President, Congress, heads of government agencies, international organizations and external organizations and communities. She also oversees the…

A new age is dawning in U.S. space exploration: Entrepreneurs such as Richard Branson, Elon Musk, and Jeff Bezos, are working to open up human spaceflight, once the domain only of governments, to the private sector and the public. Soon, anyone will be able to go to space just by purchasing a ticket on a…

The Space Shuttle lifting off and headed for the nether regions of space, although a majestic sight, is one of the most grueling and critical parts of the space mission because of all the raw power and energy expended by the craft. NASA astronaut John Mace Grunsfeld knows the experience well. He’s flown on five…

NASA will be at the Festival and at the Lockheed Martin Stage there will be panel discussions with astronauts. WASHINGTON, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — NASA is joining more than 500 science organizations in Washington this weekend to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers during the first national science and engineering festival to be…