USA Science & Engineering Festival
At the South Dakota School of Mines, we are invested in reaching, teaching and preparing the future scientists and engineers that will serve the region, the nation and the world. Many people are aware that science and engineering careers can be
lucrative -- but, even more important, they are meaningful. They engage
the individual in a lifetime of asking profound questions, finding
essential solutions, and taking part in society's most significant
As a part of our outreach mission, we are an academic partner of the USA Science and Engineering festival. This is a national grassroots effort to advance STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) education and inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers. The organization sponsors a huge national Festival, that has been held in 2010 and 2012, and its many partners offer associated science events in their own communities to make science come alive for students and parents interested in knowing more. Find out more at the USA Science & Engineering Festival website: www.usasciencefestival.org.
3rd USA Science & Engineer Festival
The 3rd USA Science & Engineering Festival, the largest science festival in the United States, features nationwide contests and school programs during the 2013/2014 school year, including the popular 'Nifty Fifty' science speaker program (for middle and high schools). The Festival culminates in a 2-day Grand Finale Expo on April 26-27, 2014, with Sneak Peek Friday on April 25, and the US News STEM Solutions Conference on April 23-25. New this year: X-STEM - presented by Northrop Grumman Foundation and MedImmune - an Extreme STEM Symposium for middle and high school students on April 24. Information and details about the festival.
SDSM&T sends a team of student and faculty scientists to participate in the festival. (More to be added on our current plans when the event is nearer.)
Contact Dr. Linda DeVeaux, Associate Professor, Chemistry and Applied Biological Sciences, for more information about SDSM&T's partnership with the USA Science & Engineering Festival. Linda.DeVeaux@sdsmt.edu, (605) 394-2260.