Science is Fly at Tech Fest in D.C.

Nice job at the USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington over the weekend. Via EETimes

The two-day festival on the National Mall over the Oct. 22 weekend drew tens of thousands of participants, many of them students who were able to get hands-on experience with technologies ranging from alternative energy to aerospace. Elementary, middle and high school students asked and answered questions, participated in applied physics lessons, tore apart gadgets, raced to solve the Rubix Cube in record time and listened to interactive lectures by legendary scientists like Albert Einstein (portrayed by some very convincing impersonators).

The tech festival was organized by national science and engineering groups, U.S. technology and aerospace companies like festival host Lockheed Martin Corp. and media organizations, including EE Times. This publication sponsored a training effort called “Innovation Generation,” in which groups of student reporters fanned out during the festival to cover a broad range of technology subjects.

One of the winning videos from the Kavli Science Video Contest — from Ramsey, N.J.