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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!