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EPA Helps to Launch Science and Engineering Festival Tomorrow

Release Date: 09/28/2010
Contact Information: Latisha Petteway, petteway.latisha@epa.gov, 202-564-3191, 202-564-4355

WASHINGTON – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Assistant Administrator for the Office of Research and Development, Paul Anastas, joins other science leaders to kick off the USA Science and Engineering Festival on September 29 in Washington, D.C. Dr. Anastas will conduct a chemistry experiment with students from Martin Luther King Middle School in Washington, D.C. Other demonstrations include:

What makes the iPhone work
How to configure a virtual reality city
How to extract DNA from strawberries
How algae can help fuel the future
Upcoming adventures for the Meteorite Men
A mobile lab showcasing renewable energy sources created through biotechnology

The purpose of the USA Science and Engineering Festival efforts is to reinvigorate the interest of the nation's youth in science, technology, engineering and math.

WHO: Paul Anastas, assistant administrator for EPA’s Office of Research and Development
Other leading scientists from around the nation

WHAT: USA Science and Engineering Festival Kick Off Event

WHEN: Wednesday, September 29, 2010, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

WHERE: Marian Koshland Science Museum of the National Academy of Sciences
500 5th St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.