Program Brings Science and Technology Leaders Out of the Labs and
into Schools Across America
SAN DIEGO & WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
The USA Science & Engineering Festival (www.USAScienceFestival.org),
supported by presenting host sponsor Lockheed Martin, is pleased to
announce the launch of the 2013/14 school year “Nifty Fifty,” an
innovative program that brings over 150 noted science and engineering
professionals to schools across New York, California and the Washington,
D.C. metro area to speak about their work, careers, and discoveries.
Featuring some of the most inspiring role models in Science, Technology,
Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), this signature program of the
Festival presents students with the latest discoveries in green
technology, engineering, human health and medicine, astronomy and space
exploration, nanotechnology, computer science, and more.
The USA Science & Engineering Festival was co-founded by serial
entrepreneur Larry Bock and Lockheed Martin Senior Vice President and
Chief Technology Officer, Dr. Ray O. Johnson. The Festival will next
take place April 25-27, 2014 at the Walter E. Washington Convention
Center in Washington, D.C. The free, nonprofit Festival is the largest
STEM outreach event in the world, and is filled with hands-on exhibits,
experiments, concerts, and talks from leading technology entrepreneurs,
Nobel Prize winning scientists, Hollywood celebrities, Fortune 500 CEOs,
and many others.
The Nifty Fifty program quietly launched in 2010. Officially kicking off
in October 2013, the 2013/2014 program will close in April 2014. This
year’s program will include schools in Maryland, Virginia, New York,
California, and Washington, D.C., and is on its way to expanding to a
fifty state effort. Schools can still apply to take part by going to: http://www.usasciencefestival.org/schoolprograms/niftyfifty.html.