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Fukushima Fallout

by Fred Bortz, author of Meltdown! The Nuclear Disaster in Japan and Our Energy Future (Twenty-First Century Books, 2012) A year ago this week, on March 11, 2011, the biggest earthquake in Japan’s history devastated the Tohoku region, 320 kilometers northeast of Tokyo. In the huge tsunami that followed, more than 13,000 people drowned, and…

This Week’s “Featured Fan” is Bill Boss!

Each week we like to acknowledge those that truly make our Festival the largest celebration of science: our fans. Without the support of our fans, we would not be able to able to achieve our mission which is to re-invigorate the interest of our nation’s youth in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) by producing…

The Nation’s Largest Hands On Science Festival Returns to Washington DC

By: Gabrielle Levy, age 9, USA Science & Engineering Festival Volunteer and Ambassador, from Fairfax, Virginia. It’s time to learn about science! Let’s visit the USA Science & Engineering Festival that returns to Washington DC on April 28 and 29. This year the USA Science & Engineering Festival will be held in the Washington Convention…

Not Your Daddy’s Science Classroom!

By Stacy Jannis Exciting things are happening in 21st century classrooms all over our country. Teachers and students are using cutting-edge technology, working in teams, and connecting and sharing projects with classrooms all over the world. Innovative groups like the Concord Consortium , Promethean World , Project Lead the Way and Epals are at the…

Our Next “Featured Fan” is Johns Hopkins University Center for Biotechnology Education!

Our next “Featured Fan” of the USA Science and Engineering Festival is Johns Hopkins University Center for Biotechnology Education. Johns Hopkins University Center for Biotechnology Education is also a Sponsor and Exhibitor for the 2012 Festival. We appreciate your support! If you would like to be a “Featured Fan” then connect with us on Facebook…

Nifty Fifty Speaker & “Nerd Girls” Founder Dr. Karen Panetta Honored at the Oval Office

This past December, AT&T sponsored Nifty Fifty program speaker Dr. Karen Panetta received a Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring from President Barack Obama! Dr. Panetta is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Tufts University and Director of the Simulation Research Laboratory at Tufts University. She is also the…

Technology Review Magazine Poised to Return as Festival Sponsor!

Known as “the authority on the future of technology ” and the world’s oldest technology magazine,Technology Review – published by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) – is bringing its prestige and expertise back to the Festival as a Media Partner! Technology Review, published by MIT since 1899, continues today to provide unparalleled insights into…

Just in Time for Valentine’s Day: The Science Behind the Kiss

By Larry Bock Founder and organizer, USA Science & Engineering Festival It’s both funny and remarkable how some of the most simple and natural acts we do each day are teeming in science. Take for example, the kiss. A kiss, especially a passionate one, sets off a cascade of emotions and chemical reactions in our…

Festival Featured Author Sean Connolly Shares his Excitement for the Festival!

By Sean Connolly Festival Featured Author What a difference a digit makes! There I was preoccupied with making my own eggnog, checking page proofs, and It’s a Wonderful Life on television. Then along comes January 1, and with it that odometer switch from “1″ to “2″ at the end. Suddenly 2012 is this year. And…

Epidemics? Typhoid Fever? Festival Author Julie Chibarro Discusses her Novel Deadly

Sitting elbow to elbow with strangers in the movie theatre is nothing new to the average American. However, when you are cramped in a packed theatre and you hear a cough every now and then while watching the movie Contagion, well that’s another story. Even if you are viewing this movie in the comfort of…