Join the First National Celebration of Science and Engineering by Hosting a Satellite Event in Your City

WASHINGTON — (BUSINESS WIRE) — July 7, 2010 — Organizers of the first USA Science & Engineering Festival ( www.usasciencefestival.org) are calling on universities, museums, science centers, businesses, schools and other community –based organizations across the country, to join us in a national celebration of science from October 10-24, 2010.

The goal is to have every state participate with at least one satellite event, held during the USA Science and Engineering Festival. Time is running out to be part of the biggest and most fun science and engineering event this nation has ever seen.

What does it take to hold a satellite event? Find a champion and insert a large dose of creative spark. Check out the 25 USA Science & Engineering Festival satellite events that are in progress, including science open houses and cafes, research weekends, and even a Mom’s Night Out celebrating a mother’s role in encouraging her kids towards these fields.

To bring the regional and national events together, everyone is invited to play an interactive word game answering questions about science and engineering. As the game unfolds, it will be featured live on the National Mall.

Here are some of the satellite events in progress:

Arizona

  • BIO5 Science Now: Ripped from the Headlines by BIO5 Institute at the University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
  • Math, Science, Technology Funfest by Raytheon/SciEnTeK-12 Foundation (Tucson, AZ)

California

  • Adventures in Science & Music by FanFaire Foundation (Oceanside, CA)
  • Amazing Kelp! Natures’ Apartment Complex by Ocean Discovery Institute (San Diego, CA)
  • National Chemistry Week at the Santa Ana Zoo by the American Chemical Society, Orange County section (Santa Ana, CA)
  • Cal Science & Engineering Festival, University of California, Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)

Florida

  • Citizen Science Symposium by Camp Bayou Outdoor Learning Center (Ruskin, FL)
  • Jax Science Festival by Jax Popular Science Club (Jacksonville, FL)

Idaho

  • Idaho Science and Engineering Festival by Idaho State University (Pocatello, ID)

Iowa

  • Moms Night Out for STEM by Iowa Math & Science Education Partnership and Iowa State University College of Engineering (Various cities across Iowa)

Illinois

  • Northern Illinois Science and Engineering Festival by NIU STEM Outreach (DeKalb, IL)

Louisiana

  • Louisiana Lagniappe Science and Engineering Festival by College of Engineering and Science, Louisiana Tech University (Ruston, LA)

Maryland

  • Eleanor Science Café by Eleanor Roosevelt High School (Greenbelt, MD)

New Hampshire

  • New Hampshire TechFest 2010 by Windham High School and Pinkerton Academy FIRST Teams (Windham, NH)

New Jersey

  • New Jersey Science and Engineering Festival by New Jersey Applied Science and Technology Council (Clifton, Fairfield, NJ)

North Carolina

  • North Carolina Science Festival by Morehead Planetarium and Science Center (Chapel Hill, NC)

South Carolina

  • South Carolina Science and Engineering Festival by EdVenture, Inc. (Columbia, SC)

Texas

  • Austin Science & Engineering Festival by Mexican American Engineers and Scientists (Austin, TX)
  • A Day of Exploration to Excite your Mind by Discovery Science Place Museum (Tyler, TX)
  • Big Physics Day at Texas A&M University by Department of Physics and Astronomy, Texas A&M University, (College Station, TX)
  • Chemistry Open House & Science Exploration Gallery at which offers families chemistry demonstrations TAMU by TAMU Department of Chemistry (College Station, TX)
  • Epigenetics by Science Teacher Access to Resources at Southwestern (STARS) at University of Texas Southwestern Medical School (Dallas, TX)
  • Science and Engineering Day by Witte Museum (San Antonio, TX)
  • San Antonio Science & Engineering Festival (San Antonio, TX)

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