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Newsletter No. 17 - June 7, 2010     Forward to a Friend
       Festival Dates:                              Expo Dates:
10/10/10 - 10/24/10          10/23 & 10/24

Venue needed for Festival kick-off event on 10/10/10:
Would you like to host the Festival kick-off event? We are looking for a venue with a large stage to accommodate 300 singers, and seats for about 800-1200 people on 10/10/10, 2-7pm. The event will feature over 300 singers from DC area K-12 schools and several adult choirs, including the choir of the National Academies of Science, who will perform David Haines' Powers of Ten, a series of fun and educational science songs. If you have a venue that you are able to make available for free or at cost, please contact Ruth Kiefer at We are also looking for smaller venues for other Festival events. We are also looking for a small theater to bring "Truth Values" to the Festival. If you would like to host a Festival event between 10/11/10 and 10/22/10, please let us know...
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Lockheed Martin to Serve as Host Sponsor of
USA Science & Engineering Festival

In a generation where pop stars trump Nobel laureates, who will help inspire and cultivate the next generation of young innovators?

Lockheed Martin, as Host Sponsor of the USA Science & Engineering Festival, is proud to lead the impressive list of sponsors from corporations, government, education and professional associations in this challenge.
As Host Sponsor, Lockheed Martin - an industry leader with a long history of excellence in science and engineering, including a commitment to educational outreach in these fields - will serve as the official host of the Festival's Expo scheduled for October 23 and 24, 2010, on the National Mall and surrounding areas in the nation's capital.
Ray Johnson"As a nation, we must recognize the importance of science, technology, engineering and math education for our national security and economic strength," says Dr. Ray O Johnson, Lockheed Martin's Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer.
"Success in this effort will depend on cooperation and collaboration of industry, educators, policy makers and families. Lockheed Martin is committed to working with our nation's government and education leaders to develop national-level programs that will bring back the excitement of science and technology to our youth."
In addition to serving as the Festival host, Lockheed Martin is bringing more than two dozen interactive exhibits to the Expo to excite and inform students and the public about the latest in science and engineering. And in the weeks leading up to the Expo, four Lockheed Martin speakers will visit students in Washington D.C. area schools as part of the Festival's "Nifty Fifty" program.
These Lockheed Martin speakers are:
Jim KohlhaasJim Kohlhaas, Vice President for Energy Initiatives. His knack for science led him to become the first in his family to attend college. He and his wife, both Penn State alumni, have begun a scholarship for other first-generation students at Penn State who major in science and engineering.

Mary SnitchMary Snitch, Director of NASA Programs for Lockheed Martin. She spreads her enthusiasm for science through the Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, an organization of all-women volunteers that provides funding for outstanding U.S. young scholars who are pursuing degrees in science, medicine and engineering.
Richard BoydRichard Boyd, Chief Architect with Virtual World Labs. A pioneer in 3-D virtual world technology, he now uses this technology to train pilots to fly.

David SmithDavid Smith, Chief Innovation Officer. He sees virtual world computer technology as a great way to foster communication, collaboration and training in education. He launched one of the first interactive 3-D computer games, and is a noted pioneer in virtual world computer technology.

We are grateful for the leading role Lockheed Martin is playing in the country's first national Science & Engineering Festival. Lockheed Martin's long commitment to technological excellence will be a key asset as we look to motivate the next generation of scientists and engineers.

We guarantee you will be blown away by the fun Lockheed exhibits at the Expo! Stand by for details...

4-H Program to Wow Students With its 'National Science Experiment' at Festival

We are proud to welcome 4-H - a long-time national youth development program which engages students in science, technology and other life skill experiences through "learning by doing" - as a partner in the USA Science & Engineering Festival. As part of their commitment to STEM programs for youth, 4-H will be exhibiting at the Festival and helping us get the word out about the Expo and the Kavli science video competition.

In advance of the USA Science & Engineering festival, 4-H will be hosting the third annual 4-H National Youth Science Day (NYSD). This 4-H event will engage youth from across the nation in examining one of the most important issues today-water quality, and give students the opportunity to  discover and explore the powerful effects of carbon dioxide on our natural water sources through 4-H2O (4-H's National Science Experiment for 2010).

Develo4-H Experiment Graphicped in conjunction with North Carolina Cooperative Extension and North Carolina A&T State University, 4-H2O is designed to spark an early interest among youths in the sciences-all part of 4-H's bold goal to engage one million new young people in science, engineering, technology and applied math programs by 2013.

The 4-H program, based in Washington, DC, has its roots in the original 4-H clubs, with its Head, Heart, Hands, and Health focus in developing important life skills in youths.

4_H GirlYou can find everything you need to participate in 4-H National Youth Science Day online at The site provides an experiment facilitator's guide, the youth experiment workbook and a variety of materials to help you host your own Science Day event. Later this summer, the 4-H National Youth Day experiment kit will be available for purchase at the website's 4-H Mall section to help you build upon the experiment for year-round learning.  

Make sure to register online at the website to receive the latest updates and resources available:
Video Contest graphicMore Student Prizes for Kavli Science Video Contest!

In addition to cash prizes for the educational institution and electronics certificates for the students, Kavli video contest 1st and 2nd prize winners will also be awarded student licenses for Wolfram Mathematica visualization and computational software and Adobe Premiere video editing software. The winner will also receive either a travel stipend to go to Washington DC for the Expo, or, if the winner is from the DC area, two tickets to a VIP event to meet the Mythbusters! How cool is that?

The Kavli science video contest challenges K-12 students to create short videos that tell us "Why Science is Cool?". We are now accepting entries from around the world. The submission deadline is 7/15. Check out our website for links to free images and other free resources to create a compelling video. Find out more...
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dia Sponsor Update: EE Times Group Joins Festival to Reach Out to Engineers of Tomorrow

Committed to creating awareness, support, and education for the electronics engineering community, the EE Times Group is excited to reach future engineers - the "Innovation Generation" -  by joining  the USA Science & Engineering Festival as a Media Sponsor.  

With a reach of over 1 million electronics design engineers worldwide, EE Times Group recognizes the significance of bringing this community together with the engineers of tomorrow, through the creation of custom media that exposes to young people what it means to be an engineer today, in addition to participation in circuit design competitions and mentor programs.

 "As the global leader in media and marketing services for the electronics industry we share the passion  for technology and innovation with USA Science and Engineering as well the desire to instill that passion and energy in today's youth  who are the future innovators for our country and the world," said Paul Miller, CEO, EE Times Group. "We look forward to bringing our exciting 'Innovation Generation' exhibit to the Festival that promises to be the ultimate multi-cultural, multi-generational and multi-disciplinary celebration of science and technology in the United States. "

EE Times Group's "Innovation Generation" exhibit at the Festival gives budding engineers the opportunity to peek "under the hood" of some popular consumer electronic devices and learn about  the exciting work of design engineers that went into creating these products. The exhibit will also serve as "Press Central," where aspiring technology journalists can pick up press badges, file stories about the Festival for publication on EE Times, and learn more about the job of an engineer/journalist.

In addition, EE Times Group will be offering a limited number of bus grants to bring middle school student journalists to the Expo to report real time on the Festival and have their news reports appear real time on the EE Times website. Stay tuned to learn how you can apply for one of these bus grants.

EE Times Group is the global leader in media and marketing solutions for the electronics industry. EE Times Group delivers results for the key influencers and decision makers involved in the design, development and commercialization of technology through its market leading brands, peer communities and professional education services. EE Times Group is part of UBM [LON: UBM], a global provider of media and information services for professional B2B communities and markets.
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