Saturday, 17 May 2014

White House Office kicks off the USA Science and Engineering Festival

White House Office kicks off the USA Science and Engineering Festival 
USA Science and Engineering Festival is the much awaited event in the United States for children. The 2014 USA Science and Engineering Festival was held in Walter E Washington Convention Center in Washington DC in the month of April. Thousands of kids participated in the festival and were eager to try everything.

All of them were very excited as they tried their hands on the Star Trek 3D ME and the 3D printed cookie cutter and were an instant hit. Children tried the 3D scanning and 3D printing on Cube Printer. This year the festival completed the 3rd year and the event was declared open by the White House office of Science and Technology Policy Director Dr.John p. Holdren. The even indeed was a huge celebration of science, innovation and imagination. The 2 day festival will have nationwide school programs, events, contests and science and engineering activities for children of all ages which will be focused on the power and development of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). The event includes a Expo Book Fair which will have books that focus on authors with some magnificent work on science and technology and a presentation on their books will be given by some authors. The STEM Career Pavilion will help children to explore tomorrow’s careers in different areas of science. This pavilion will have information on internships, scholarships, Mentorship, after school programs and can meet representatives from different Colleges and Universities. In Science Celebrities, children can meet some of the big names in the field of Science, Engineering, Music, Television, Mathematics and Technology. The festival will also have teams from different colleges to present their ideas which will help save the environment and can compete for the EPA People, Prosperity and the Planet Award. The Last program is very exciting and is called as the “Lunch with Laureate” which gives children an opportunity to get into a formal discussion with 15 Nobel Prize Winning Scientists from across the world. To know more about 3D printing in India

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