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USA Science & Engineering Expo Photos

Robots from FIRST Robotics Spar During a Soccer GameThe USA Science and Engineering Festival culminated in a gigantic Expo on the National Mall. A half-million visitors were kept entertained by the Giant kaleidoscope, robot competitions, explosions, and DIY rockets. Check out our photos of the event.

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Event: Science Day at Aiken, South Carolina

SEEDImagine making your own slime, talking turkey, driving a championship robot, becoming a TV meteorologist, or traveling through a virtual representation of outer space. These are just a few of the many activities planned for the 25th Annual S.E.E.D. – Science Education Enrichment Day at the University of South Carolina, October 16, 2010

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Event: Science Songfest. U. Maryland, College Park. Oct. 10, 2010

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The USA Science and Engineering Festival presents its celebratory opening event: more than two hundred young people and adults celebrating science in song. Date: October 10, 2010, 5-7 p.m. Location: University of Maryland, College Park. Cost:Free; please reserve tickets.

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Program: The Nifty Fifty

Nifty FiftyThe Nifty Fifty are a group of engineering and science professionals chosen to fan out across the Washington, DC area October 12 -20 to speak about their work and careers at various middle and high schools. Part of the 2010 USA Science and Engineering Festival, each speaker will make at least one, three-hour commitment, where they provide their own visuals and have lunch with a subset of interested students.

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Resource: Engineering & Science Festival Materials for Teachers

USA Science & Engineering FestivalTeachers planning to or interested in bringing a group of students to the USA Science & Engineering Festival may be wondering how to get the most out of it academically. The Festival teacher resources webpage provides some helpful tips on how to optimize the visit.

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Event: Austin, TX Science and Engineering Festival. Oct. 2-24, 2010

Austin Science and Engineering FestivalOrganized by the Mexican American Engineers and Scientists organization, the Austin, Texas Science and Engineering Festival and its multiple events will showcase the science and technology of Texas. It will culminate in a two-day Expo Expo at the Austin Convention Center with over 200 exhibits of hands-on, fun science and engineering activities to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers.

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Event: Ideaventions Discovery Lab, October 16, 2010; Oakton, VA

IdeaventionsIdeaventions – A Discovery Lab for Kids hosts a celebration of science and engineering with hands-on activities for kids of all ages. Attendees will be able to build rockets, explore circuits, play with robotics, and prepare for Halloween by mixing a potion or two. Elementary and middle schoolers and their families are especially encouraged to attend.

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Event: Future Focus EXPO, October 12, 2010; Lynchburg, VA

Future Focus EXPO 2010The 5th annual Future Focus EXPO, hosted by Region 2000 Technology Council, is a career exploration event for middle school and high school students. Career and educational opportunities will be offered from more than 50 area companies. Demonstrations and hands-on activities will also be on hand, and there are numerous give-aways and prizes.

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Feature: USA Science and Engineering Festival

USA Science & Engineering Festival logoKicking off with a songfest and building up to a huge expo on the National Mall, a two-week series of events in October will answer the question — “How do you make science and engineering fun?” — in hundreds of ways.

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