I first noticed the USA Science and Engineering Festival roughly a year ago, several months in advance of its first edition. That event, last October on the National Mall and elsewhere in D.C., was a strong success, with over 500,000 people attending over two days. A next festival seemed likely, the question was when.
Put April 27-29, 2012 in your calendar for the next USA Science and Engineering Festival, again in Washington D.C. As this is near the end of the academic year, rather than the beginning, expect to see some kind of student competition(s) to take place starting this fall in an effort to increase awareness of the festival and recognition of students’ efforts in science and engineering.
The festival organizers are looking for sponsors, exhibitors, volunteers, and performers. (I’m crossing my fingers Baba Brinkman can make it. He’s game.) They already have the jingle contest underway. And if you are connected with a science festival and would like to be affiliated with this one, inquire about being an affiliate.
And, by all means, do come to the festival. See you in 13 months.