http://www.usasciencefestival.org/# 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! View Gallery 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.