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NASA Participation in the USA Science and Engineering Festival
April 11, 2014

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In support of the President’s initiative to graduate one million STEM students over the next decade, NASA is the anchor exhibit in the Aerospace Pavilion on the second floor of the Washington Convention Center, April 25-27.  NASA’s 60’ x 60’ booth will feature thirty different hands-on demonstrations designed to engage families and students in fun science and engineering activities.

The NASA Stage is the centerpiece of the exhibit, featuring three full days of NASA scientists and engineers presenting fast-paced “Ted” style talks. Highlighted will be a NASA-Google+ Hangout featuring a “Mars Virtual Field Trip” hosted by NASA and the U.S. Department of State in partnership with Google via NASA’s Distant Learning Network (DLN). The collaborative, science based program will engage students from the US, Argentina and Nicaragua to help them better understand the need for strong skills in science, technology, engineering and math.

There will be unique presentations by White House Chef Bill Yosses and Kepler Chief Scientist Steve Howell about “Food on Other Planets,”  and Astronaut Brian Duffy will provide kids a chance to inquire about living in space during “Ask an Astronaut” presentations.

NASA will present content in the whole of NASA’s missions, featuring the broad spectrum of scientific research that is taking place with a dedication to Explore, Discover, Innovate and Inspire.

On April 25, 2014 at 8 a.m. EDT, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will join Marillyn Hewson, CEO of Lockheed Martin, astronaut Rex Walheim, and members of the Orion project to announce the winning high school team in the Exploration Design Challenge. The winning team's design of a radiation shield will fly on Orion's maiden flight - EFT–1 – in December 2014.

NASA will have multiple booths at the event, including:

  • Anchor for the Aerospace Pavilion – NASA has a 60’ x 60’ island booth on the second floor (see floor plan attached). It features exhibits and hands-on demonstrations organized by the six main messaging constructs centered on the NASA Stage for a series of “TED” style presentations.
  • Space Science Telescope Exhibit– a presentation in 10x20 booth located next to the main NASA booth.  Presenting “Solar System and Beyond” – Spitzer, Chandra, Hubble, JWST etc.

 

Schedule of presenters

All time in Eastern

NASA Presentation Stage: Schedule  - SATURDAY, April 26          
               
Time Speaker  Title of Presentation          
               
9:00 Exhibit Floor Opens to Public            
               
9:30 Andy Goulding Touring the Hidden Universe          
               
10:00 Brian Duffy  Ask an Astronaut           
               
10:30 LaNetra Tate On Demand Living - 3D Printing in Space          
               
11:00 Bill Yosses/Steve Howell  gAsronomy: Its Bubbly Time or High Pressure on Kepler 22b        
               
11:30 Ellen Stofan Finding Earth in the Solar System           
               
12:00 Garth Henning Conquering Deep Space           
               
12:30 Brian Duffy Ask an Astronaut          
               
1:00 Miguel Roman From Wildfires to Nighttime Lights: A New Perspective on Global Change thru the Lenses of NASA Satellites     
               
1:30 Allan Neuwirth  Space Racers - An Exclusive Preview of the New TV Series        
               
2:00 Andy Goulding  Touring the Hidden Universe           
               
2:30 Amber Straughn  Increasing the Awesome; NASA's Nest Huge Telescope        
               
3:00 Lisa May  See Yourself on Mars          
               
3:30 Bill Hartwell  Conquering Deep Space          
               
4:00 Gregg Doppman Finding Other Earths           
               
4:30 Miguel Roman From Wildfires to Nighttime Lights: A New Perspective on Global Change thru the Lenses of NASA Satellites     
               
5:00 Bill Yosses/Steve Howell  gAstronomy: Shiver Me  Timbers - A Rocket Blast-off to the Low-Pressure world of Kepler 37b      
               
5:30 Sabah Bux Hot (and Cold): Power for Deep Space          
               
NASA Presentation Stage: Schedule  - SUNDAY, April 27          
               
Time Speaker  Title of Presentation          
               
9:00 Exhibit Floor Opens to Public            
               
9:30 Camille Alleyne Off the Earth For the Earth           
               
10:00 Gregg Doppman Finding Other Earths          
               
10:30 Brandon Lawton Hubble Frontier Fields: A Sneak Peek at the First Billion Years of the Universe      
               
11:00 Brian Duffy  Ask an Astronaut          
               
11:30 Allan Neuwirth  Space Racers - An Exclusive Preview of the New TV Series        
               
12:00 Bill Yosses/Steve Howell  gAstronomy: Catch a Mad, Huge Light Wave Back to Earth from Kepler 186      
               
12:30 Sarah Ramsey Are We Smarter than the Dinosaurs?        
               
1:00 Brian Duffy  Ask an Astronaut          
               
1:30 Bill Yosses/Steve Howell  gAstronomy: The Polymer Chain Gang on Kepler 86b        
               
2:00 Tom Benson Gravity           
               
2:30 Brandon Lawton Hubble Frontier Fields: A Sneak Peek at the First Billion Years of the Universe      
               
3:00 Jason Crusan/Michele Gates  Asteroid Retrieval Mission           
               
3:30 Frank Summers Hubble Goes Hollywood: Cinematic Scientific Visualizations        
               
4:00 Garth Henning Conquering Deep Space           
               
4:30 Jennifer Kennedy Danger at the Edge of Space - Pressure Demo        
               
5:00 Alex Young What's the Weather in Space? Sunny with a Chance of Solar Storms      
               
5:30 Sarah Ramsey Are We Smarter than the Dinosaurs?        
               

 

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