Sunday, October 24, 2010

Washington D.C. - USA Science & Engineering Festival, October 23 & 24, 2010

The mission is to re-invigorate the interest of our nation’s youth in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) by producing and presenting the most compelling, exciting, educational and entertaining science gatherings in the United States.

We will accomplish our mission by:
  • Offering stellar, multi-faceted programs with high entertainment value and integrity of scientific content.
  • Appealing to a large, diverse audience of all ages and backgrounds, from professionals to novices, from science enthusiasts to the merely curious
  • Engaging the greatest minds in science.
  • Involving the most dynamic leaders in business, technology, government, education and culture.
  • Building a strong foundation of prestigious and impressive institutional partners resulting in increased communication between the scientific and educational communities.
  • Producing each program at the highest level of quality, applying professional media and theatrical standards of excellence and technical sophistication.
  • Spreading the message through powerful media partnerships and an effective communications strategy resulting in increased public awareness of the importance of science in their lives.
  • Sustaining the Festival’s impact through year-round programming and curriculum development and a content-rich, interactive website.
  • Creating a science festival programming template to facilitate the development of more local festivals throughout the United States.
Astronaut Leland Melvin (STS-122,  STS-129)

We had a great Solar booth with some amazing SDO stuff. Right next to us were the great people from NASA Sun-Earth Day and together we displayed our science, showed visitors images of the Sun and explained how Space Weather has a direct impact on life on Earth (and in Space). 

Here are some of the great friends I got to see again or finally meet for the first time! 
Pamela! Last time I saw you on the West Coast. Always great to see you!
Glenn is a wonderful friend and we get to see each other often these days! 
Suzanne, and educator herself, and I finally met! 
Ah, Stacey is another good friend! 
One of my funniest friends... Heather!
Troy is truly awesome! He is with the NASA Sun-Earth Day Team
As you can see - I enjoy meeting my friends! 

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