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Lunch with a Laureate- US Science and Engineering Festival

Bonnie Bracey Sutton Teacher Agent of Change, Power of US Foundation

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Building on the success of the inaugural Festival in 2010, the 2nd USA Science & Engineering Festival will inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers with school programs and nationwide contests throughout the 2011/2012 school year and a finale Expo in Washington DC on April 27-29, 2012. The Expo is the nation’s largest celebration of all things science & engineering and features over 1500 hands-on activities and over 75 performances. We have exciting new programs including a Book Fair, Featured Science & Engineering Authors and a Career Pavilion!

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The 2010 Festival attracted over 500,000 people and had strong support from the White House and Congress. View testimonials from participants of the inaugural Festival, or download a Festival Overview.

Do you have a suggestion of an Organization that should participate in the 2nd Festival? Or a great idea for an event or performance that we should host at the Finale Expo? If so, tell us about it by filling out a quick suggestion form.

Lunch with a Laureate
Our 'Lunch with a Laureate' Program is a rare opportunity for a small group of middle and high school students to engage in an informal conversation with a Nobel Prize winning Scientist over a brown bag lunch. The meetings are a chance to learn first-hand about some of the most exciting scientific discoveries, to hear about the trials and tribulation of fast-paced research, and to find out what makes a Nobel Laureate tick. These Lunches, typically hosted by School Districts or individual schools, will be taking place all over the greater Washington D.C. area and across the country.

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