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"Science in Fiction" Kavli Science Video contest theme!

Now entering its third year, the Kavli Science Video contest, an international middle and high school student competition that is held as part of the USA Science & Engineering Festival, has announced "Science in Fiction" as the contest theme! The contest, sponsored by the Kavli Foundation, is designed to challenge students to investigate science through video storytelling while promoting participation in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) subjects.

kavli video science contest USA Science  Engineering FestivalKavli Video Contest The new theme, "Science in Fiction" was inspired by the mission of the Science & Entertainment Exchange, a program of the National Academy of Sciences. Using scenes from popular science fiction movies, TV shows and video games, students will create :30-:90 videos that investigate how science fictional scenes could be realized using current and developing technologies. Click here to learn more!

And coming very soon, we will host film industry and science expert online discussions in conjunction with the video contest. Stay tuned!

The Kavli Science Video Contest Winners will be honored in a special USA Science & Engineering Festival EXPO Awards show in Washington, D.C. during the weekend of April 26-27, 2014! The contest officially opens for entries on Nov. 1, 2013 and closes Mar. 21, 2014. Prizes include $2,000 and a travel stipend to the Festival for the winner!

Top Air Force Association Award for Outstanding Contributions to Aerospace Education for the Festival!

AFA Color 03This past month, the USA Science & Engineering Festival recieved the 2013 Hoyt S. Vandenberg Award of the Air Force Association (AFA) in recognition of the Festival's contributions to aerospace education and for its efforts in encouraging youths to pursue the fields of science and engineering.

In announcing the award to the Festival, AFA Chairman of the Board George K. Muellner said: "This award is given for the most outstanding contributions in aerospace education. We applaud the distinguished success of the Festival in its unique ways to increase public awareness about the importance of science and to encourage youth to pursue careers in science and engineering."

"We are honored to receive the Vandenberg Award from the Air Force Association. It is a gratifying reflection of not only the USA Science & Engineering Festival itself, but the importance of STEM education for our nation's security and economic prosperity," said Festival Founder Larry Bock.

The USA Science & Engineering Festival is honored to be recognized for our efforts to re-invigorate the interest of STEM in our nation's youth!

Pre-register for the Expo for a chance to win a cool prize!

Let us know that you are planning to attend the Expo, and you will automatically be entered for a chance to meet They Might Be Giants or Bill Nye the Science Guy; an iPad 2; a Cool Video Game; Science Books; T-Shirts, and other awesome prizes! You don't have to preregister to attend the Festival Expo, but you will have a chance to win a cool prize while letting us know a little about who will be attending. 

Click Here to preregister now!

The Festival brings a STEM celebration to Martin luther king elementary school! 

IMG 5418On September 17th, a group of political, business, education, science and technology leaders including Congressmen Randy Hultgren; Ray O Johnson, CTO, Lockheed Martin & Co-Founder, USA Science & Engineering Festival; Larry Bock, Co-Founder, USA Science & Engineering Festival; Dr. Njema Frazier, Physicist; Netosh Jones, Teacher, District of Columbia Public Schools; and Albert Einstein, Thomas Edison, and Benjamin Franklin (actors) visited MLK elementary school in Washington, D.C. to celebrate STEM!

The kids had a blast and it was an incredible day! Thank you to Martin Luther King Elementary School for allowing us to visit!

Please help us create awareness for National Science Week!

Join Rep. Randy Hultren (R) and Rep. Joe Kennedy (D) in urging Congress to vote for H.Res. 276, which calls upon the U.S. House of Representatives to support the goals and ideals of National Science Week and the biennial USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C.. The resolution also calls on State and local governments to recognize the last week in April, 2014 as a National Science Week.

Click here to read and sign the petition. 

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Affiliate Events: Get Your Event On The Map!

Our new and improved Affiliate Event directory and map has officially launched. The directory and map serve as tools for teachers, students, parents and organizations to find STEM events in their communities. Our directory currently lists over 30 US-based STEM events and over 15 international science festivals. We are offering additional benefits to Organizations who help spread the word about the USA Science & Engineering Festival as an Affiliate Event Partner! If you would like to have your event listed, please complete the application by clicking here.

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