EDISON’S CHRISTMAS LIGHTS: THE SPIRIT OF INNOVATION SHINES ON

Edison´s contribution to those wondrous beacons of the holiday season is a poignant one. On a wintry night during the Christmas season of 1880 — just weeks after introducing his revolutionary invention of the first practical incandescent light — Edison, in a bold move to promote his new technology, wowed thousands of people in front… Learn more

SCIENCE IN FUN, TWO-MINUTE BITES

How do leaves change color? How are researchers making tires from lettuce? How is smell linked to taste? You can learn about each of those in the first new episodes of the Science Underground podcast. Each episode discusses a topic for just two minutes, giving listeners a fun, weekly science fix. The creator Ainissa Ramirez… Learn more

PATENT-VIOLATING* CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES WITH FESTIVAL SPEAKER JEFF POTTER

By USA Science & Engineering Festival Nifty Fifty Speaker Jeff Potter Jeff Potter’s Patent-Violating* Chocolate Chip Cookies. Sugar Cookies made with different butter temperatures. Photo by Jeff Potter One of the biggest advantages that home-cooked foods have over store-bought goods is time. Commercial products have to be shelf-stable, so manufacturers have to come up with… Learn more

THANK YOU VETERANS!

Thank you to all of those who have served and continue to serve our great country. As always, we are extending a warm welcome to military families on Sneak Peek Friday. Register here to attend the Festival before the general public. Welcome back all of our participating military sponsors and exhibitors. We are proud to… Learn more

TEACHER RESOURCE SCIENCE BUDDIES RETURNS TO PROMOTE THE FESTIVAL!

After an unforgettable 2014 Expo with over 2000 visitors stopping by their booth, Science Buddies is proud to return to the USA Science & Engineering Festival in 2016 as a media partner. Science Buddies recognizes USASEF’s commitment to improving the lives of all students through STEM learning and is excited to once again help inspire the next… Learn more

ENTER OUR #SCIFESTBOO CONTEST!!

Last days for our #ScifestBoo Contest! Show us how you celebrate Halloween using STEM! Carve science themed pumpkins, create gooey spooky experiments or dress up as your favorite Mad Scientist! Have fun with your STEMtastic creations! How do you enter? It’s easy! From now until Halloween, just post pictures of your activity or creation on… Learn more

JAVA JUMPSTART

Guest Blog by Diane Bock The Age of Enlightenment is associated with intellectual exchange, reason and sharing of the new ideas. We think of names like Isaac newton, Thomas Jefferson and John Locke. Could this new way of thinking also be connected with coffee? During this period the coffee house emerged as a social center…. Learn more

FULL STEAM AHEAD! DIVERSITYCOMM RETURNS AS A FESTIVAL MEDIA PARTNER!

Based in Irvine, California, DiversityComm, Inc. is the proud publisher of the following five national diversity-focused magazines that include an emphasis on STEM opportunities: Black EOE Journal, HISPANIC Network Magazine, Professional WOMAN’S Magazine, U.S. Veterans Magazine and Diversity in STEAM Magazine. This exciting publisher returns to the USA Science & Engineering Festival as a media… Learn more

SCIENCE ROCKERS THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS RETURN TO THE FESTIVAL!

2015 is already shaping up to be a huge year for the two-time Grammy Award-winning band They Might Be Giants (aka TMBG), with two albums slated for release and national and international touring taking them across the globe. But for TMBG fans and science afcionados, that’s just part of the good news: This amazing alternative and tech-inspired… Learn more

CHEVRON STEM ZONE BACK IN 2016!

At Festival Expo 2016, scheduled for April 16-17 in Washington, D.C., Chevron will once again raise the excitement level up a notch with its amazing Chevron STEM ZONE — a virtual smorgasbord of dynamic, hands-on science demonstrations and activities! Located all in one 3600 square-foot location, the STEM ZONE allows visitors to experience for themselves how STEM is… Learn more