I can’t begin to tell you everything that is wonderful and important about the 2nd annual USA Science and Engineering Festival, to be held April 28-29, 2012 in Washington, DC.
What I can tell you about this science expo and book fair:
- It’s the largest event of its kind in the United States
- It will feature appearances by science celebs Adam Savage & Jamie Hyneman from Mythbusters, Bill Nye the Science Guy, and Mayim Bialik from the Big Bang Theory
- There will be books & authors, including Carl Zimmer (Science Ink: Tattoos of the Science Obsessed), Julie Chibbaro (Deadly), and many more
- Science standup. Yes, comedy. And yes, it will be very, very funny
- Meet the Scientist or Engineer, featuring some of America’s most engaging intellectuals
- Solving Medical Mysteries by the Am. Soc. for Clinical Lab Science
- The Science of Illusion by maestro Apollo Robbins
- The Physics of Hollywood Movies by Adam Weiner
- Meet & greet scientists from the past: Orville Wright, Marie Curie, George Washington Carver!
- Adventures in Storm Chasing
- …and 3,000 hands on science & engineering activities for all ages
Not convinced? Glance at this program listing and you will be.
I so wish I were within a few hundred miles of this event. Hope to make it next year. Would you all please go in my place? And be sure to take a kid with you as your contribution to developing the next generation of STEM leaders.