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  • Unraveling DNA
    by Life Technologies Foundation Section L Street, Booth Number(s) 694, 696, 698
    Come learn how to decode the mysteries of DNA. Learn how DNA sequencing is used in real world applications such as conservation of Cheetahs in Namibia, forensic analysis to help solve crimes and medical developments for tissue typing and pathogen detection (like H1N1).
  • Solving the Genetic Puzzle of Autism
    by 24ZCANCEL - MindSpec Section TBD, Booth Number(s) 1326
    Do you know someone affected by autism? Learn about core symptoms of autism diagnosis and the range of autism spectrum disorders. Experience how autism research has changed over the decades. Then explore our genetic database for autism to learn about the hundreds of known autism risk genes and their roles in the brain.
  • Everything You Wanted to Know ABout Satellites But Were Afraid To Ask
    by Aerospace Corporation Section TBD, Booth Number(s) 440
    What do your car's navigation system, weather forecasts and our nation's missile defense shield have in common? Come learn how satellites touch every aspect of our lives allowing us to communicate, locate and observe from great distances.
  • Rocket Mania
    by Aerospace Industries Association - Team America Rocketry Challenge Section TBD, Booth Number(s) 420, 422, 424, 426, 428, 430, 432, 434, 436, 438
    Checkout DIY rockets you can build and launch! Find out about rocket clubs you can join! Play aerospace Jeopardy! Win prizes! And learn why aerospace engineers have more fun!
  • STEM Learning Afterschool-Style
    by Afterschool Alliance Section TBD, Booth Number(s) TBD
    Come see the potential of afterschool programs as a venue for hands-on, engaging STEM experiences for children and youth! Staff and students from a range of programs will demonstrate the exciting, innovative ways that youth engage in STEM learning in the non-school hours and offer opportunities for participation. We will also celebrate Lights On Afterschool, the national public awareness day for afterschool programs. This annual event is celebrated by over 1 million people across the country.
  • Calling All Mystery Solvers!
    by Agilent Technologies Section TBD, Booth Number(s) TBD
    Come play the role of a Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) detective and solve a "Who Wrote the Ransom Note" mystery using paper chromatography. Act as a petroleum engineer and investigate many different materials to contain and, clean up a simulated oil spill. And there is more. Learn how engineers use sophisticated instruments to test water, food and analyze DNA. Lord Kelvin was right when he said, "To measure is to know."
  • Visions of Exploration- Real Science, Real Issues, Real World
    by Air Force Association Section TBD, Booth Number(s) 1077
    Learn about the latest in Science discoveries!. Visions of Exploration is an education partnership between the Air Force Association, USA TODAY Education, and teachers. The program provides educators with classroom resources that motivate students to explore topics in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Together we prepare students for the world beyond the classroom.
  • Off We Go Into the Wild Blue Yonder
    by Air Force Research Laboratory Section Hall C, Booth Number(s) 314, 316
    Come learn how we lead, discover, develop and deliver the science that profoundly impacts the future Air Force and expands the horizon of scientific knowledge. We will be demonstrating the ways we explore and research Micro Air Vehicles (MAVs), particularly, the biologically-inspired mechanics of flight. As a participant, you will be able to assemble ornithopters while our scientists and engineers explain the mechanics and real-life applications of this exciting research.
  • What Can You Do About Climate Change?
    by Alliance for Climate Education Section TBD, Booth Number(s) 1032
    Learn about climate change and how you can take action. We'll break it down for you in a way you've never seen! Join us at the USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo!
  • Why Science & Engineering Matter: Innovation, Competitiveness, Jobs and Our Kids Future
    by Alliance for Science & Technology Research in America Section Hall E, Booth Number(s) 1442
    Learn how you can use our internet tools and volunteer network to make contact with your elected officials at all levels to discuss your enthusiasm for science and engineering. See how your own State ranks in terms of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education, and what role Research & Development (R&D) funding plays in your local economy's success by using ASTRA's State STEM Ed Report Cards and the State R&D Ranking Sheets.
  • Be a Ham!
    by Amateur Radio Relay League Section Hall E, Booth Number(s) 1440
    Experience non-stop fun in many areas, such as talking to others locally and around the world, participating in transmitter hunts, and learning about the science and engineering of amateur radio.
  • The Science of Humanity
    by American Anthropological Association Section Hall E, Booth Number(s) 1438
    What makes us alike and different as individuals? How do bones, teeth and artifacts record our everyday experiences? Come explore the nature and mechanisms of human diversity with biological anthropologists and archaeologists, the scientists who study what it means to be human across time and space.
  • Meet the Scientists!
    by American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Section TBD, Booth Number(s) 1014
    Learn about cool science and engineering jobs and have your questions answered by top scientists. Leading researchers will offer short presentations and then answer questions on a range of topics, from astronomy and robotics to zoology. Presentations might include, for example, exciting physics and chemistry demonstrations, talks on hip-hop music and math, spiders, bees, dinosaurs, and more. Students, teachers, parents, and everyone with a curious mind will be encouraged to interact directly with the scientists.
  • The Science Inside You
    by American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Section L Street, Booth Number(s) 676, 678
    Get under your own skin with activities that reveal what makes you tick. Learn about your heart, brain, skeleton, skin and more through fun hands-on activities. The AAAS team will challenge you to test your reflexes, memory, nutrition savvy and other working parts of your body that keep your motor running. See how much you know about you!
  • What would it be like to be a Medical Physicist?
    by American Association of Physicists in Medicine Section Hall B, Booth Number(s) 284
    Play with Robots! Imagine you're assisting the planning for radiation treatment for a brain tumor. What would that look like? How does a computer model radiation? Learn what goes into radiation treatment from computerized planning to immobilization. Learn what a medical physicist is in the arena of radiation treatment and the imaging and diagnosis of cancer.
  • Science From A[stronaut] to Z[oologist]
    by American Association of University Women Section TBD, Booth Number(s) 1205
    Have fun learning about famous women in science and exciting careers through hands-on activities from our branch programs for girls across the country. Parents and educators: Stop by to learn about easy things you can do to encourage girls in science and math.
  • Explore the Transforming Power of Chemistry
    by American Chemical Society Section TBD, Booth Number(s) 518, 520, 522
    Our bodies, world, and universe are all based on the miraculous science of chemistry! Children, teens and adults are invited to visit with our scientists and join them in hands-on activities that will illustrate how chemistry improves people's lives every day through its transforming power. Learn how green chemistry is making the world cleaner and safer; put on your goggles and make some "flubber"; watch short videos that illustrate the chemistry of everyday life; and have your photo taken with the ACS Mole!
  • Earth In Space
    by American Geophysical Union Section TBD, Booth Number(s) 1030
    From earthquakes to climate change to the solar wind -- Join us on this great adventure as we explore the mysteries of our planet.
  • Explore the Energy of Earth Science!
    by American Geosciences Institute Section Hall C, Booth Number(s) 360
    Make the earth quake! Build a quake-resistant structure! Watch a cool video! Join the American Geological Institute for exciting activities that illuminate connections among the interacting systems of Earth Science: Geosphere, Hydrosphere, Atmosphere, and Biosphere. Our special focus here is the theme of Earth Science Week 2010 - "Exploring Energy!" The American Geological Institute is a participant of the Evolution Thought Trail.
  • Healthy Lives, Healthy Economy, Healthy World - Medical and Biological Engineering in Our Lives
    by American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering Section TBD, Booth Number(s) 1211
    Visit the AIMBE booth to see some of the biological and medical engineering devices which help to improve the quality of life of you and your family and friends. See, feel, hold medical devices typically not seen, like the pacemaker, the artificial heart, or crops modified to be drought or insect resistant.
  • The Right Stuff
    by American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Section TBD, Booth Number(s) 540
    Ever wonder how something flies? Been fascinated about airplanes and spacecraft? Come visit our booth to meet aerospace engineers and students who will show you how to design and test the world's most perfect airplane, and learn about the world of entrepreneurial space. All of these things are brought to you as an application of STEM practices to aerospace engineering.
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