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SPOTLIGHT ON KAVLI VIDEO CONTEST ADVISOR STEVE SCHLOZMAN!

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. Steven Schlozman, M.D. is an assistant professor of…

Spotlight on X-STEM Speaker Dr. Michael Shermer!

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 sure to ignite your students’ curiosity through…

Next Generation Learning with the Kavli “Science in Fiction” Video Contest.

By Stacy Jannis Connecting bright young minds with the tools and techniques they need today is the first step towards developing our work force tomorrow. Businesses and government have issued a challenge to educators to help this next generation acquire the creative high-performance STEM skills they need to better transform the world. The evolution of learning technologies, combined…

Young Innovators Appointed to Serve on Festival’s Youth Advisory Board!

You could call them child or teen prodigies – wunderkinds, who at remarkable young ages have already begun making their mark upon science and technology as innovators and visionaries. The USA Science & Engineering Festival not only applauds such young achievers, but is recruiting some of the best of them to serve on its new Youth…

Celebrating Role Models in Science & Engineering Achievement: C.V. Raman!

C.V. Raman – Physicist First Indian scientist to win the Nobel Prize in Physics. Known for his pioneering work in the scattering of light, now commonly called the “Raman Effect” In 1930, at a time of limited opportunities for Indian scientists, his groundbreaking work in optics and the scattering of light led him to become…

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…

Celebrating Role Models in Science & Engineering Achievement: Nikola Tesla!

Nikola Tesla — Electrical and Mechanical Engineer, Inventor One of science’s most amazing visionaries of all time, Serbian-American inventor Nikola Tesla was considered a mathematical phenomenon since childhood, being able as a high school student to perform integral calculus in his head, which initially prompted his teachers to believe that he was cheating! This famous…

USA Science & Engineering Festival to Host U.S. News STEM Solutions National Conference

By F. Mark Modzelewski World’s Largest STEM Event to Excite and Inspire Educators, Administrators, Students & Families The USA Science & Engineering Festival (www.USAScienceFestival.org), supported by presenting host sponsor Lockheed Martin, is pleased to join forces with the U.S. News STEM Solutions (http://usnewsstemsolutions.com/) to host their National Conference April 23-25, 2014 at the Walter E.…

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,…

Highlights of 2013 U.S. News STEM Solutions Conference!

This past June, more than  2,000 business, government, and education leaders gathered in Austin, Texas, to discuss the state of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education in the United States at the U.S. News STEM Solutions National Conference. The USA Science & Engineering Festival was honored to attend and we are looking forward to our partnership for…