USA Science & Engineering Festival: National Capital Area Regional Chapter Will Participate


By Bruce Fowler posted 04-24-2014 13:00



The National Capital Area Regional Chapter of the Society of Toxicology will be recruiting young scientists to toxicology careers at the USA Science & Engineering Festival April 26–27 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. This is a fun, entertaining, educational, and FREE event designed to inspire youth to pursue science careers. Over 250,000 K–12 students and parents, over 5,000 teachers and over 3,000 STEM professionals, including 750 of the leading professional scientific and engineering societies, universities, government agencies, high tech corporations and STEM outreach and community organizations, will experience the largest celebration of STEM!

Why have a Science Festival? Society gets what it celebrates! As a culture, we celebrate actors, pop stars, and athletes and we generate a lot of them....but we do not celebrate science and engineering. Catch the excitement with this video. There will be over 3,000 hands-on activities and over 150 stage shows at the festival. And, while having fun, participants can leave with info about careers in toxicology, scholarships, internships, jobs, and more! 

You don’t have to be in the DC area to celebrate science. There are affiliate events all across the USA and internationally.

In DC, the Festival includes stuff for the mildly curious to the science professional, and from the toddler to the grandparent. 

Highlights include:

  • Bill Nye the Science Guy
  • Dirty Job's Mike Rowe
  • Grammy Award winning They Might Be Giants
  • MoneyBall's Paul Depodesta
  • Miss California and Miss America runner up Crystal Lee
  • National Geographic Brain Games Illusionist Apollo Robbins
  • Basketball Legend Kareem Abdul Jabbar
  • Science Channel's Chris Hackett
  • Extreme Athletes: Maya Gabeira, Chris Lieto and Tao Berman
  • Design Squad's Nate Ball
  • Dancing with the Stars and Wonder Years actress Danica McKellar
  • Tech Evangelist David Pogue
  • Futurist Michio Kaku
  • Curious George, The Cat in the Hat, and Sid the Science Kid
  • Inspirational Role Models like Travis Mills and Amanda Boxtel
  • Cast Members of The Big Bang TheoryHouse and Breaking Bad
  • Nobel Laureates
  • NASA and Private Space Flight Astronauts
  • Titanic Explorer David Gallo