A Note to You Nearly one week ago, we made the difficult yet necessary decision to postpone the USA Science & Engineering Festival. Within just a few hours, many cities across the country would take the same measures required to flatten the curve with the mass canceling of events, school closures, and social distancing. Thank you for your graciousness with our decision to postpone, and thank you for the kind messages we have received over the past week. Our goal, with the help of our sponsors and exhibitors, is to continue this program and we are actively seeking new dates. With many schools closed and kids learning from home, we want to assist parents and teachers working hard to educate students across the country with our FREE video library featuring engaging presentations from some of the most innovative minds in STEM. We will be providing weekly themed videos, but you may access the full video library of X-STEM speakers here and Expo performers here. In today's video line up below, learn how Dr. Anthony Fauci, one of the leading experts in the COVID-19 pandemic got his start in medicine, be inspired by NASA Astronaut Dr. Jessica Meir's journey to space and have a blast with Kate the Chemist! Video Library
Spotlight on Our Founder, Larry Bock Our founder, Larry Bock, was featured yesterday in the San Diego Union-Tribune. Read how Bock's vision for a science and engineering festival shaped the future. "He was known as a 'keystone species' — which in the innovation context is 'someone who connects people who would benefit from working together, but who would not work together under normal circumstances because of trust, distance or cultural barriers.' The man spanned scientific continents. By the way, he was legally blind at the age of 29. He knew no barriers." Read Article
Always Expect the Unexpected with Dr. Anthony Fauci There's no doubt we are currently experiencing the unexpected across the globe. In this video, learn how Dr. Anthony Fauci came to be one of the most prolific infectious disease experts in the world.
Journey to Space with Dr. Jessica Meir NASA Astronaut Dr. Jessica Meir is currently orbiting the Earth in the International Space Station (track where she is here). In this video, X-STEM and Expo Speaker, Dr. Meir, shares her unique path to become a NASA astronaut, which includes researching emperor penguins in Antarctica.
Explosive Science with Kate the Chemist! Dr. Kate Biberdorf is a chemist who loves to ignite things, including opportunities for young women. In this "Explosive Science" show from the 2018 Festival, Kate the Chemist, gets kids fired up about science!