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U.S. SENATE BACKS CREATION OF NATIONAL SCIENCE WEEK AND SUPPORTS USA SCIENCE & ENGINEERING FESTIVAL

Efforts Will Bring Together Children, Families, Teachers, Businesses and World Leaders in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics The USA Science & Engineering Festival (www.USAScienceFestival.org), supported by presenting host sponsor Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT], is pleased to announce the passage by the U.S. Senate of Senate Resolution 329, which “Express(es) support for the goals and ideals…

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…

Popular Science  magazine — one of the leading sources of news in technology, science, gadgets, space, green tech and more — is returning as a key Media Partner with the Festival, bringing to the event not only a vast array of science media expertise, but also a special surprise: famed DIYer-at-large and zombie hunter, Chris Hackett, who is…

Traveling for Science! The Mind Trekkers Share Their Journey to San Francisco!

 Guest Blog by Cody Kangas After nearly twelve months of planning, twelve Michigan Tech Mind Trekkers and three staff flew West to the 2013 Bay Area Science Festival, held in AT&T Ball Park (San Francisco, CA). No crew had ever flown to an event, let alone traveled further West than Minneapolis, and thus began a…

By F. Mark Modzelewsk Effort will highlight STEM’s massive impact on vocational education and careers The USA Science & Engineering Festival (www.USAScienceFestival.org) is pleased to announce that mikeroweWORKS (mikeroweworks.com) will be hosting the “mikeroweWORKS Pavilion” at this year’s Festival. Today’s trade careers are being driven by hardworking, technologically-skilled workers and one of the goals of this partnership is to shine a…

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) – a maestro at making science come alive for K-12 students, teachers and the public – will once more bring its magic to the Festival next year, returning as a major sponsor and presenting a reprise of its wildly popular “Meet the Scientists” and “Science of Our Senses” hands-on encounters at Festival…

Northrop Grumman Foundation Sponsorship Encourages The STEM Message!

The Northrop Grumman Foundation returns as a major Festival Sponsor, and will be significantly enhancing the Festival’s focus on STEM through impressive activities at the Expo — including exciting new competitions in cyber defense and robotics! “The Northrop Grumman Foundation is committed to helping advance STEM education and sparking interest in young people,” says Sandra Evers-Manly,…

Spotlight on X-STEM Speaker: Dr. Francis Collins

X-STEM – presented by Northrop Grumman Foundation and MedImmune – is an Extreme STEM symposium for elementary through high school students featuring interactive presentations by an exclusive group of visionaries who aim to empower and inspire kids about careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). These top STEM role models and industry leaders are…

Celebrating Role Models in Science & Engineering Achievement: Ronald Mickens

Ronald Mickens — Research Physicist and Mathematician Ronald Mickens is a leading authority on oscillations (repetitive, vibrating motions that occur in cycles), and in developing mathematical models for predicting the spread of disease. He has been recognized as an expert on the history of African Americans in science and mathematics. Although he is now a respected…

Role Models in Science and Engineering: Nifty Fifty Speaker Dr. Diandra Leslie-Pelecky

Celebrating Women’s History Month with another STEM Role Model! In today’s blog we feature Nanomaterials Physicist Dr. Diandra Leslie-Pelecky. We are excited to announce that Dr. Leslie-Pelecky will be serving as a Nifty Fifty Speaker for the Festival! She has appeared on television for ESPN, H2 and VOOM channels, and in print for publications such as…