USA Science and Engineering Festival

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I am fortunate to be in Washington DC this weekend at the USA Science and Engineering Festival right on Pennsylania Avenue.  What a great time to be an engineer! Yesterday I spoke with Dean Kamen and learned about Planet Green TV his new show that focuses on cutting edge technology and met Dr. Rubrik (yes the cube).  There are hundreds of exhibits here. In an early morning interview with,  I overheard Larry Bock, founder of Nanosys, and festival director  say "there used to be World's Fairs to inspire" – this event is definitely the new World's Fair of Science and Technology. 

Hundreds of kids visited at our tent yesterday and with the help of our partner the STEM Academy, you can race a car and experience the effects of pressure or create your own elastic material and take a sample home.  So many of our customers stopped by to share with their children what we do and explain how they use SolidWorks at their companies.  Our new robot tutorials  were a big hit for the robot teams and LEGO lovers that explore so many amazing exhibits.  Math is everywhere.

Today is another day at the Festival and there will be more stage performings singing about "fun with Physics" .  No matter what your age, this is an event not to miss in years to come.  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