NCTL Goes to the USA Science & Engineering Festival
October 05, 2010
The Museum of Science, Boston and its NCTL® are an official partner in the first USA Science & Engineering Festival to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers. The Festival's finale expo takes place on the National Mall in Washington, DC, October 23-24, 2010. The Festival promises to be the ultimate multi-cultural, multi-generational, and multi-disciplinary celebration of science and engineering in the United States with over 500 science and engineering organizations offering 1,500 free hands-on science and engineering activities involving superheroes, baseball, space exploration, and renewable energy as well as over 75 stage shows.
Plan to visit the MOS/NCTL Engineering Extravaganza Booths 221 and 223 on the National Mall 2 (between 3rd and 4th Streets, NW). Hands-on activities and demonstrations will involve building small boats, figuring out puzzles, as well as balancing, levitating, and design challenges.
On October 23 at 12 and 4 p.m. and October 24 at 12:30 p.m.: Look for The Amazing Nano Brothers Juggling Show in the National Museum of Natural History's Baird Auditorium. Juggling virtuosos Dan and Joel romp comically through the atomic and molecular world, exploring the strange behavior of nanoscale matter and revealing the mysteries of scanning probe microscopy.
The USA Science & Engineering Festival features two weeks of events, starting October 10 throughout the Washington, DC, metro area, including brown bag lunches for students with Nobel Laureates, more than 50 scientists visiting area schools and science open houses to entice kids into STEM fields.