USA Science and Engineering Festival – Day 2

Two full days of being surrounded by Science and Engineering makes you just feel great.  Being at the USA Science and Engineering Festival has been an amazing experience this weekend in Washington DC. Today we had over 2000 kids racing miniature dragsters.  With beautiful weather, it was the perfect time to test your engineering skills with the American Society of Civil Engineer's Concrete Canoe display.  The engineering students from Clemson brought their actual canoe for kids to see and to talk about sustainable design and just what civil engineers do.   Engineering professor Solomon Diamond from Dartmouth College had a fascinating display on Biosignals Synchronizing Rhythms. Other Dartmouth displays were filled with students exploring DNA Misbehaving, Polar Detectives, and Stellar Forensics.   We saw great exhibits from robot teams such as BotBall, MATE, SeaPerch and FIRST.  Robots were everywhere. The University of Maryland had over 15 displays – I lost count but these students answered questions: Can you Save a Kidney Patient? and Can you perform Neurosurgery?   Highlights of Saturaday’s event can be found at  Marie


Marie Planchard

Marie Planchard

Senior Director, Early Engagement, 3DEXPERIENCE Works at Dassault Systemes
Marie Planchard is an education and engineering advocate. As Senior Director of Education & Early Engagement, SOLIDWORKS, she is responsible for global development of content and social outreach for the 3DEXPERIENCE Works products across all levels of learning including educational institutions, Fab Labs, and entrepreneurship.
Marie Planchard