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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…

Chevron’s “STEM Zone” at the Expo this April

  Chevron,  the global energy company known for its commitment to “finding newer, cleaner ways to power the world,” has joined the USA Science & Engineering Festival as a major sponsor, bringing with it a proven history of hands-on corporate outreach initiatives that ignite student motivation and interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). And…

Power Players: Why We Need More Scientists as Public Policy Makers

By USA Science & Engineering Festival Founder Larry Bock The answers to some of the biggest challenges facing us this century lie waiting to be discovered in the laboratories and institutions of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. But we must remember, scientists do not operate in a vacuum in such endeavors. Increasingly, policy makers — often working…

The Countdown Begins! 365 Days Until the USA Science & Engineering Festival!

Save the date: the USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo is just one year away! We are so excited to bring you the largest celebration of science & engineering for the 3rd time! Leading up to the Expo we will have affiliate events, the return of the Nifty Fifty (x3), contests, and school programs! The Festival week will…

Role Models in Science & Engineering: X-STEM & Nifty Fifty Speaker Dr. Kathryn Thornton

The USA Science & Engineering Festival is thrilled to introduce our elite group of X-STEM and Nifty Fifty Speakers for the 3rd Festival! In today’s blog we feature Physicist and former NASA Astronaut Dr. Kathryn Thornton! We are excited to announce that Dr. Kathryn Thornton will serve as both an X-STEM and Nifty Fifty Speaker…

Thank You from the USA Science and Engineering Festival!

The 2012 USA Science and Engineering Festival was a huge success this past weekend! More than 150,000 attendees battled the rain, traffic and crowds to celebrate science at the Convention Center! The Festival would not have been possible without the hard work of our amazing volunteers! Over 750 volunteers dedicated their valuable time and showed…

Just Two Days Until the Largest Celebration of Science & Engineering!

The 2nd USA Science & Engineering Festival has finally arrived! The Expo will take place this weekend at the Walter E Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. The hours are Saturday from 10-6 and Sunday from 10-4. Evening shows are also scheduled for the weekend including the Stargazing Party with Bill Nye and Featured Author…

“DC Metro Mom” Shares Enthusiasm for the Festival!

Thank you to Blogger Amy from DC Metro Mom for a wonderful post on the USA Science and Engineering Festival! Read all of DC Metro Mom’s Post here. Spark An Interest in Scientific Discovery at the USA Science & Engineering Festival! By Amy from DC Metro Mom The 2nd Annual USA Science & Engineering Festival…

Explorers in Our Midst: What the James Cameron Voyage Can Tell Us

By Larry Bock Founder and organizer, USA Science & Engineering Festival In our world of high-tech bravado, I often wonder where we’d be without explorers — those undaunted heroes and heroines of the past and of today whose achievements, like an unforgettable song or movie — form a lasting impression in the brain over what…

Max Kurzweil Describes the Science Behind the Potato Chips

By Max Kurzweil When we’re at a baseball game or on a picnic we call ‘em chips. But when we’re cooking up experiments at the Chip Science Institute we maintain in our basement, or at the USA Science and Engineering Festival in Washington D.C., we call the world’s most beloved munchie “research material.” For the…