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It’s Okay to Be Smart – And Cool – About Science!

Sometimes students get the wrong message from peers: that it is not cool to be smart in science and other STEM disciplines. But biologist Joe Hanson has a more positive signal that he likes to send to kids – in fact the name of his popular science show on YouTube (via PBS Digital Studios) says…

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…

The Countdown Begins! 365 Days Until the USA Science & Engineering Festival!

Save the date: the USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo is just one year away! We are so excited to bring you the largest celebration of science & engineering for the 3rd time! Leading up to the Expo we will have affiliate events, the return of the Nifty Fifty (x3), contests, and school programs! The Festival week will…

4-H Science: Hands-on. Revolutionary

As the nation’s largest youth development organization – with a network of more than 6 million young people – 4-H prepares youth to move our world forward. Through out-of-school programming, in-school enrichment programs and camps, 4-H cultivates the next generation of leaders, strengthening our nation’s ability to tackle leading challenges such as global competitiveness, world…

Amgen, a leader in biotechnology, and the Amgen Foundation are committed to supporting science education programs and are proud to be a sponsor of the USA Science & Engineering Festival to further encourage bright young minds to explore a future in science and strengthen science literacy. Jean L. Lim, President, Amgen Foundation “Amgen applauds the…

Let’s face it, we as a society have a limited, even poor, image of scientists and engineers. For instance, just ask the average fifth-grader to draw his or her perception of a scientist and you’ll most likely be given a depiction of a white male with wild Einstein-like hair, eccentric habits and attired in a…

Nobel Laureate Richard Smalley said, “By the year 2010, 90 percent of the world’s scientists and engineers will live in Asia.” Right now, 85 percent of people being trained in the advanced physical sciences in the U.S. are here on temporary education visas from abroad. Many of them end up going home and taking all…

Inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers in your ActivClassroom by encouraging students to participate in the first USA Science & Engineering Festival, held October 10-24, 2010. The festival creates a new model for celebrating science and engineering across the country. Two weeks of science events across Virgina, Maryland and Washington, D.C. lead up…

By Aimee Stern, Festival Communications Director “Fighting a forest fire with 1000 eye droppers.” That’s how David Washington, acting CEO of Change the Equation, a non-profit, described the current effort to improve STEM (science, technology, education and mathematics) education in the United States. There are hundreds of programs around the country addressing the nation’s need…

TODAY IS THE DAY! Have you voted yet?? Help us decide the jingle for the USA Science and Engineering Festival. Find the 7 jingles here listen to them all and then vote! Today is the last day to vote! So what are you waiting for? Go listen AND VOTE!