AAUW Highlights Great Women in ScienceAugust 09, 2010
This October, AAUW will join more than 500 professional and educational organizations on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., at the country’s first national science festival.
The USA Science & Engineering Festival will be held October 10–24, 2010. Opening on 10/10/10 with a gala concert of science songs performed by over 200 children and adults at the University of Maryland, the festival promises to be the ultimate multicultural, multigenerational and multidisciplinary celebration of science in the United States.
It features science open houses, student lunches with Nobel laureates, more than 50 scientists visiting local schools, and a variety of other science- and engineering-related events. A grand finale two-day expo involves more than 500 leading science and engineering organizations, 750 hands-on activities, 40 stage shows, and much more. More than 100,000 people are expected to participate in this national celebration of science and engineering.
AAUW will be exhibiting at the expo on October 23 and 24 with special hands-on activities geared especially to girls and their families. Visit our booth to have fun learning about famous women in science and exciting careers through activities from our branch programs for girls across the country. Parents and educators can stop by to learn about easy things they can do to encourage girls in science and math. AAUW members will also be participating in a Girls Zone led by the National Girls Collaborative Project.
Get involved today! Visit the festival’s official website and blog, and sign up for the USA Science Festival bi-weekly e-newsletter. Then check out the festival on Facebook and Twitter, and even organize a satellite event in your community!
AAUW Members: Do you want to be there when science takes over the National Mall? Stay tuned for opportunities to showcase your STEM programs and activities at this national event. Watch the AAUW website and AAUW STEM Facebook page for updates.