USA Science and Engineering Festival Is This Weekend – FIMA and FLASH, the Federal Alliance For Safe Homes, partners in a booth for the USA Science and Engineering Festival in Washington, DC, on April 28 and 29 (preview day on April 27) have finalized details for their “Engineering Safer Communities, Engineering Safer Homes” booth for this year’s festival. The booth will feature a hands-on, interactive floodplain management model where kids can get wet while learning about how land use affects flood risk, learn about safe rooms by examining model safe room cutaways, and play a new iPad/iPhone game -- free for download at the festival -- based on the immensely popular StormStruck ride/experience at Walt Disney World’s Epcot.
The first festival, in 2010, brought together 2,000 hands-on science activities and over 100 stage shows and performances. This year’s festival, the second, will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington. More than 100,000 people are expected to participate. The USA Science & Engineering Festival is the country’s only national science festival, and was developed to increase public awareness of the importance of science and to encourage youth to pursue careers in science and engineering by celebrating science. For more information on the USA Science & Engineering Festival, visit the Festival website: www.usasciencefestival.org. (Contact Butch Kinerney, firstname.lastname@example.org)