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From Its Daily News Aggregator to Social Media, STEMconnector® Has the Festival Covered!

STEMconnector®, “the one-stop shop for who’s doing what in science, technology, engineering and math”, has joined the Festival’s growing cadre of Sponsors, bringing to the event a proven ability to keep professionals, students and the public abreast of STEM news and updates across a broad spectrum. “STEMconnector® is proud to be a partner for the…

New Scientist Returns As Festival Media Partner, Bringing Excitement For Curious Minds!

New Scientist, the world’s most-read science and technology weekly, returns to the Festival as a key Media Partner, once again greatly enhancing our ability to reach out globally to the growing number of ultra-inquisitive Festival fans who just can’t get enough insight into science’s new and emerging frontiers! Known as the magazine for “people who ask…

USA Science & Engineering Festival X-STEM Speaker renowned aviator Barrington Irving sums up his current mission as a role model this way: “Kids want to be challenged, but today too many are bored and uninspired. I want to use aviation to excite and empower a new generation to become scientists, engineers, and explorers.” He has…

George Washington Carver – Botanist, Inventor and Educator One of the most phenomenal scientists of the early 20th Century. He found amazing uses for the peanut, sweet potato and soy bean that continue to enrich our lives. And against racial obstacles, his achievements paved the way for generations of young African American scientists The ultimate…

Thank you to Nifty Fifty Speaker Dr. Margaret Hamburg!

By Lisa Matthews Bladensburg High School and the biomedical sciences program welcomed Dr. Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of the FDA, on Wednesday January 15th as a Nifty Fifty Speaker, sponsored by InfoComm International.  She was honored with a color guard, musical presentation and was presented by the Mayor of Bladensburg with a proclamation honoring her accomplishments. …

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…

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…

SPOTLIGHT ON KAVLI VIDEO CONTEST ADVISOR JOANNE BUDZIEN

By Stacy Jannis Kavli Science Video Contest Manager The Kavli Science in Fiction Video Contest challenges Gr 6-12 students to examine the science in fiction, including science fiction movies, TV shows, and games. Our contest advisors include science educators , scientists, and Hollywood scifi visual effects experts. Follow #SciInSciFi on twitter to for contest updates.  Dr. Joanne…

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…

SPOTLIGHT ON KAVLI VIDEO CONTEST ADVISOR SEBASTIAN ALVARADO

By Stacy Jannis Kavli Science Video Contest Manager The Kavli Science in Fiction Video Contest challenges Gr 6-12 students to examine the science in fiction, including science fiction movies, TV shows, and games. Our contest advisors include science educators , scientists, and Hollywood scifi visual effects experts. Sebastian Alvarado is a postdoctoral fellow in the…