USA SCIENCE & ENGINEERING FESTIVAL
Science & Engineering
Invitation to Schools To Participate In The
2010 USA Science & Engineering Festival
October 10 – 24, 2010
Deadline Extended to March 31, 2010
Great Opportunity for Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) Students
The Inaugural USA Science & Engineering Festival will be the country’s first national science & engineering festival and will take place October 10 - October 24, 2010 throughout the greater Washington, DC area. The Festival culminates in 2 full days of science & engineering exhibits on the National Mall on October 23 & 24, 2010. Exhibitors will be professional science & engineering organizations, informal science outreach organizations, government agencies, museums, colleges and universities, high tech and life sciences companies, and high-schools. All exhibitors are asked to create an interactive, fun, educational science activity.
Students Can Host a Science/Engineering Exhibit and Represent Their School
Student groups and clubs from the greater Washington DC area are invited to submit a proposal to exhibit as part of the two-day Expo on the National Mall. A limited number of $250 grants are available to student groups to help offset the cost of materials for developing the exhibit.
What Type of Student Science & Engineering Exhibits
Student science & engineering groups should create an interactive, hands-on activity that will give Expo-goers the opportunity to explore a scientific or engineering concept. All activities should be both educational and fun and targeted at a 9 grade understanding of science (or below). The exhibit space is a 10x10 booth, equipped with a minimum of one table, two chairs, and one outlet for electricity. For examples of what other exhibitors are doing as their exhibit, visit the Festival website.
How Much Does it Cost to Participate
There is no cost except your time, energy, creativity, and cost of materials used. A limited number of $250 grants are available to offset the cost of materials.
How to Submit Your Proposal
Please submit your proposal through our online form located at
In addition to contact information, your proposal must include a short description of the planned activity and an explanation of how funds will be used.
To be considered for a grant, you must submit your proposal no later than March 31, 2010. You will be notified by April 15, 2010, whether you have been awarded a grant to offset your cost of materials.
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About the 2010 Inaugural USA Science & Engineering Festival
The 2010 Inaugural USA Science & Engineering Festival is modeled after the 2009 San Diego Science Festival, and popular science festivals in Europe and Australia. Worldwide science festivals are 7 to 14 days and draw between 100,000 and 1 million people to celebrate science through inspiring lectures, hands-on activities and exhibits, contests, theatre, comedy, poetry, art film, and music – all celebrating science. Mr. Larry Bock is responsible for the development of the 2009 San Diego Science Festival that promoted 30 days of activities with 350 collaborating organizations, 500 free events, and drew over 200,000 people.
Additional websites are provided below for more information. Any questions regarding the submission process, please contact Mr. Larry Bock via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 760.846.3473.
2010 Inaugural USA Science & Engineering Festival Websites
“Making Science Cool: Inspiring Students and Giving Society Something to Celebrate” by Larry Bock
2009 Inaugural San Diego Science Festival 2-minute video
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