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Event: Robot Fest, Nat’l Electronics Museum, Linthicum, MD. April 24, 2010.

RobotFest is a free, one-day event that promotes creativity, technology, engineering and the sciences. Held at the National Electronics Museum in Linthicum, Maryland, April 24, 2010, 10am-3pm, RobotFest invites students of all ages and those with the unquenchable urge to create new, previously unseen forms from lifeless electronics and mechanical parts of metal and plastic.

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Smithsonian’s Spark!Lab for Inventors. Washington, DC

Spark!Lab is a hands-on invention activity center at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in Washington, DC,. The fun activities incorporate history, science, engineering, technology, and art to help kids and families learn about the history and process of invention. Young visitors can play games, conduct science experiments, explore inventors’ notebooks, and even invent! Lab bench experiments are offered at 11:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m.

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Event: NanoDays at Smithsonian’s Spark!Lab, March 27 – April 3, 2010

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The Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center joins NISENET to present NanoDays 2010, Mar 27, – Apr 03, a nationwide festival of educational programs about nanoscale science and engineering and its potential impact on the future.

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Event: Engineering at U. Washington, April 23 and 24


Engineering Discovery Days, April 23 and 24, continues the tradition of sharing the work of the College of Engineering, U. Washington, with students, teachers and families. While both days are free and open to all, each day has a primary focus. Registration is required for groups of 10 or more and for groups arriving in buses.

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Event: Women and Space. Washington, DC. March 13, 2010

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Women in Aviation & Space, held at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, outside Washington, DC, Saturday, March 13, highlights the many achievements of women in science, technology, and aerospace. Visitors will learn about the accomplishments of Amelia Earhart , the Women Air Force Service Pilots (WASPs), astronaut Sally Ride, and women who are currently contributing to aviation, science, technology, and space exploration. Also, participate in book signings, story time, and fun and educational hands-on activities throughout the Museum. Admission: Free, Parking $15

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Event: Intel Science Finalists Display, Wash., DC. March 14, 2010

viewEveryone is invited to join the forty 2010 Intel Science Talent Search finalists, who will display and present their research at the National Academy of Sciences, Sunday, March 14, 2010, 1 – 4 pm, at the Great Hall of the National Academy of Sciences, in Washington, D.C. The display is intended to be a motivating experience for students, their teachers, parents, and the public.

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Event: Science and Engineering Fair, Washington, DC, March 27

The 2010 District of Columbia Science and Engineering Fair, Sat., March 27, for students grades 6-12, showcases winning projects from school-sponsored science fairs, displaying students’ work to professional scientists and engineers and the general public Registration Deadline: March 17, 2010.

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Event: E-Week at U. Alaska, Feb. 20

The Anchorage National Engineer’s Week Student Competitions are supported by the UAA School of Engineering and engineers from south central Alaska. The event will be held at the University of Alaska Anchorage Campus Sat., Feb. 20, 2010, for students, grades 1-12. Students are invited to compete in events ranging from the egg drop to the floatable moatable.

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Events: E-Week at Drexel University, Feb. 17 and 18

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Drexel University celebrates National Engineers Week with a panel discussion open to the public: Sustainability: Beyond a Buzzword to a Better Bottom Line (Wed., Feb. 17, 7:30 a.m., $25 registration), and High School Day (Thu., Feb. 18, 8:30am – 2pm), treating local high schools to a day of hands-on engineering activities.

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