Fun Science in Photos: 2014 USA Science & Engineering Festival
Fun Science in Photos: 2014 USA Science & Engineering Festival
A future astronaut? A child enjoys a NASA display at the USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C. (Du Won Kang/Epoch Times)

A future astronaut? A child enjoys a NASA display at the USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C. (Du Won Kang/Epoch Times)

Freezing objects in liquid nitrogen is always a fun experiment for kids. A balloon gets the freeze at the 2014 USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C. (Tara MacIsaac/Epoch Times)

Freezing objects in liquid nitrogen is always a fun experiment for kids. A balloon gets the freeze at the 2014 USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C. (Tara MacIsaac/Epoch Times)

A child gets ready to run across a solution of corn-starch and water. The mixture creates a non-Newtonian fluid, a substance that can change from a liquid to a solid depending on the pressure applied to it. When people run across the liquid solution, it becomes solid under the pressure of their footsteps. (Du Won Kang/Epoch Times)

A child gets ready to run across a solution of corn-starch and water. The mixture creates a non-Newtonian fluid, a substance that can change from a liquid to a solid depending on the pressure applied to it. When people run across the liquid solution, it becomes solid under the pressure of their footsteps. (Du Won Kang/Epoch Times)

A child runs across a solution of corn-starch and water. The mixture creates a non-Newtonian fluid, a substance that can change from a liquid to a solid depending on the pressure applied to it. When people run across the liquid solution, it becomes solid under the pressure of their footsteps. (Tara MacIsaac/Epoch Times)

A child runs across a solution of corn-starch and water. The mixture creates a non-Newtonian fluid, a substance that can change from a liquid to a solid depending on the pressure applied to it. When people run across the liquid solution, it becomes solid under the pressure of their footsteps. (Tara MacIsaac/Epoch Times)

Michio Kaku, author of the New York Times bestseller “Physics of the Future,” and other books, speaks at the USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C., on April 26, 2014. (Du Won Kang/Epoch Times)

Michio Kaku, author of the New York Times bestseller “Physics of the Future,” and other books, speaks at the USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C., on April 26, 2014. (Du Won Kang/Epoch Times)

A Knex display at the 2014 USA Science & Engineering Festival. (Du Won Kang/Epoch Times)

A Knex display at the 2014 USA Science & Engineering Festival. (Du Won Kang/Epoch Times)

Bill Nye talks at the USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C., on April 27, 2014. (Tara MacIsaac/Epoch Times)

Bill Nye talks at the USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C., on April 27, 2014. (Tara MacIsaac/Epoch Times)

Bill Nye (C) pours liquid nitrogen at the USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C., on April 27, 2014. (Tara MacIsaac/Epoch Times)

Bill Nye (C) pours liquid nitrogen at the USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C., on April 27, 2014. (Tara MacIsaac/Epoch Times)

Emily Lakdawalla (L) and Bill Nye (R) eat graham crackers dipped in liquid nitrogen at the USA Science & Engineering Festival on April 27, 2014. (Tara MacIsaac/Epoch Times)

Emily Lakdawalla (L) and Bill Nye (R) eat graham crackers dipped in liquid nitrogen at the USA Science & Engineering Festival on April 27, 2014. (Tara MacIsaac/Epoch Times)

The USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C., is a great place for kids to get into science and to get a feel for the lab—while playing a little dress-up. (Du Won Kang/Epoch Times)

The USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C., is a great place for kids to get into science and to get a feel for the lab—while playing a little dress-up. (Du Won Kang/Epoch Times)

Chris Hackett, host of the Science Channel's popular DIY show

Chris Hackett, host of the Science Channel's popular DIY show "Stuck With Hackett," speaks zombie apocalypse while displaying a crossbow at the annual USA Science & Engineering Festival on April 27, 2014. (Tara MacIsaac/Epoch Times)

Mike Rowe (L) of Discovery Channel’s “Dirty Jobs” talks about a “shark suit

Mike Rowe (L) of Discovery Channel’s “Dirty Jobs” talks about a “shark suit" that saved his life while showing the audience at the USA Science & Engineering Festival the gloves of the suit in Washington, D.C., on April 27, 2014. The inventor of the suit, Jeremiah Sullivan, sits next to him. (Du Won Kang/Epoch Times)

Herbie, Dow Chemical’s friendly robot, greets and speaks with children at the USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C., on April 27, 2014. Herbie is controlled by a human being. (Tara MacIsaac/Epoch Times)

Herbie, Dow Chemical’s friendly robot, greets and speaks with children at the USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C., on April 27, 2014. Herbie is controlled by a human being. (Tara MacIsaac/Epoch Times)

Apollo Robbins reveals the science behind magician’s illusions at the USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C., on April 27, 2014. (Du Won Kang/Epoch Times)

Apollo Robbins reveals the science behind magician’s illusions at the USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C., on April 27, 2014. (Du Won Kang/Epoch Times)

Self-described deception specialist Apollo Robbins shows the credit cards he borrowed out of a volunteer's wallet without the volunteer noticing. (Tara MacIsaac/Epoch Times)

Self-described deception specialist Apollo Robbins shows the credit cards he borrowed out of a volunteer's wallet without the volunteer noticing. (Tara MacIsaac/Epoch Times)

Apollo Robbins performs a card trick at the USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C., on April 27, 2014. (Tara MacIsaac/Epoch Times)

Apollo Robbins performs a card trick at the USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C., on April 27, 2014. (Tara MacIsaac/Epoch Times)

Children enjoy the wonders of science at the 2014 USA Science & Engineering Festival. (Du Won Kang/Epoch Times)

Children enjoy the wonders of science at the 2014 USA Science & Engineering Festival. (Du Won Kang/Epoch Times)

Amanda Boxtel demos a robotic exoskeleton suit that enabled her to walk after more than 20 years of paralysis below the waist. She walks the stage at the USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C., on April 27, 2014. (Du Won Kang/Epoch Times)

Amanda Boxtel demos a robotic exoskeleton suit that enabled her to walk after more than 20 years of paralysis below the waist. She walks the stage at the USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C., on April 27, 2014. (Du Won Kang/Epoch Times)

Robots came in many shapes and sizes at the 2014 USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C. (Du Won Kang/Epoch Times)

Robots came in many shapes and sizes at the 2014 USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C. (Du Won Kang/Epoch Times)

Robots in motion at the 2014 USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C. (Du Won Kang/Epoch Times)

Robots in motion at the 2014 USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C. (Du Won Kang/Epoch Times)

 A crowd watches performers at the Bell stage in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C., on April 26, 2014, as part of the USA Science & Engineering Festival. (Du Won Kang/Epoch Times)

A crowd watches performers at the Bell stage in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C., on April 26, 2014, as part of the USA Science & Engineering Festival. (Du Won Kang/Epoch Times)

 An Intuitive Surgical robot designed to perform surgery shows the dexterity with which it can handle objects at the USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C., on April 26, 2014. (Du Won Kang/Epoch Times)

An Intuitive Surgical robot designed to perform surgery shows the dexterity with which it can handle objects at the USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C., on April 26, 2014. (Du Won Kang/Epoch Times)

A child learns about the precise movements of an Intuitive Surgical robot designed to perform surgery. Intuitive Surgical had a booth to engage the public at the 2014 USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C. (Du Won Kang/Epoch Times)

A child learns about the precise movements of an Intuitive Surgical robot designed to perform surgery. Intuitive Surgical had a booth to engage the public at the 2014 USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C. (Du Won Kang/Epoch Times)

Gary E. Knell (R), President and CEO of National Geographic Society, accepts a certificate from a representative of the Guinness World Records (L) for the smallest nano-sized etching of a magazine cover measuring 11 by 14 micrometers by IBM. The certificate was presented at the USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C., on April 25, 2014.  (Du Won Kang/Epoch Times)

Gary E. Knell (R), President and CEO of National Geographic Society, accepts a certificate from a representative of the Guinness World Records (L) for the smallest nano-sized etching of a magazine cover measuring 11 by 14 micrometers by IBM. The certificate was presented at the USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C., on April 25, 2014. (Du Won Kang/Epoch Times)

 A member of the North American Sundial Society speaks to an attendee at the USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C., on April 27, 2014. (Tara MacIsaac/Epoch Times)

A member of the North American Sundial Society speaks to an attendee at the USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C., on April 27, 2014. (Tara MacIsaac/Epoch Times)

 A family learns about Baxter the robot at the USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C., on April 26, 2014. Baxter, developed by Rethink Robotics, is used in manufacturing. (Du Won Kang/Epoch Times)

A family learns about Baxter the robot at the USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C., on April 26, 2014. Baxter, developed by Rethink Robotics, is used in manufacturing. (Du Won Kang/Epoch Times)

Colleges, such as the College of Engineering and Computing at Miami University, set up exhibitor booths at the 2014 USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C. (Du Won Kang/Epoch Times)

Colleges, such as the College of Engineering and Computing at Miami University, set up exhibitor booths at the 2014 USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C. (Du Won Kang/Epoch Times)

Freezing objects in liquid nitrogen is always a fun experiment for kids. A balloon gets the freeze at the 2014 USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C. (Du Won Kang/Epoch Times)

Freezing objects in liquid nitrogen is always a fun experiment for kids. A balloon gets the freeze at the 2014 USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C. (Du Won Kang/Epoch Times)

Epoch Times was a media sponsor of the 2014 USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C., April 26–27. The USA Science & Engineering Festival is a national grassroots effort to advance STEM education and inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers. See more articles on the USA Science & Engineering Festival.

Fighting hypothetical zombies with crossbows, making Ferris wheels out of Knex, having fun with Bill Nye the Science Guy and his barrel of liquid hydrogen, playing with robots—the 2014 USA Science & Engineering Festival brought the many joys of science under one roof. 

2014 USA Science & Engineering Festival
Freezing objects in liquid nitrogen is always a fun experiment for kids. A balloon gets the freeze at the 2014 USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C. (Tara MacIsaac/Epoch Times)

2014 USA Science & Engineering Festival
A child gets ready to run across a solution of corn-starch and water. The mixture creates a non-Newtonian fluid, a substance that can change from a liquid to a solid depending on the pressure applied to it. When people run across the liquid solution, it becomes solid under the pressure of their footsteps. (Du Won Kang/Epoch Times)

2014 USA Science & Engineering Festival
A child runs across a solution of corn-starch and water. The mixture creates a non-Newtonian fluid, a substance that can change from a liquid to a solid depending on the pressure applied to it. When people run across the liquid solution, it becomes solid under the pressure of their footsteps. (Tara MacIsaac/Epoch Times)

 

2014 USA Science & Engineering Festival
Michio Kaku, author of the New York Times bestseller “Physics of the Future,” and other books, speaks at the USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C., on April 26, 2014. (Du Won Kang/Epoch Times)

 

2014 USA Science & Engineering Festival
A Knex display at the 2014 USA Science & Engineering Festival. (Du Won Kang/Epoch Times)

2014 USA Science & Engineering Festival
Bill Nye talks at the USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C., on April 27, 2014. (Tara MacIsaac/Epoch Times)

2014 USA Science & Engineering Festival
Bill Nye (C) pours liquid nitrogen at the USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C., on April 27, 2014. (Tara MacIsaac/Epoch Times)

2014 USA Science & Engineering Festival
Emily Lakdawalla (L) and Bill Nye (R) eat graham crackers dipped in liquid nitrogen at the USA Science & Engineering Festival on April 27, 2014. (Tara MacIsaac/Epoch Times)

2014 USA Science & Engineering Festival
The USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C., is a great place for kids to get into science and to get a feel for the lab—while playing a little dress-up. (Du Won Kang/Epoch Times)

2014 USA Science & Engineering Festival
Chris Hackett, host of the Science Channel’s popular DIY show “Stuck With Hackett,” speaks zombie apocalypse while displaying a crossbow at the annual USA Science & Engineering Festival on April 27, 2014. (Tara MacIsaac/Epoch Times)

2014 USA Science & Engineering Festival
Mike Rowe (L) of Discovery Channel’s “Dirty Jobs” talks about a “shark suit” that saved his life while showing the audience at the USA Science & Engineering Festival the gloves of the suit in Washington, D.C., on April 27, 2014. The inventor of the suit, Jeremiah Sullivan, sits next to him. (Du Won Kang/Epoch Times)

2014 USA Science & Engineering Festival
Herbie, Dow Chemical’s friendly robot, greets and speaks with children at the USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C., on April 27, 2014. Herbie is controlled by a human being. (Tara MacIsaac/Epoch Times)

2014 USA Science & Engineering Festival
Self-described deception specialist Apollo Robbins shows the credit cards he borrowed out of a volunteer’s wallet without the volunteer noticing. (Tara MacIsaac/Epoch Times)

2014 USA Science & Engineering Festival
Apollo Robbins performs a card trick at the USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C., on April 27, 2014. (Tara MacIsaac/Epoch Times)

2014 USA Science & Engineering Festival
Children enjoy the wonders of science at the 2014 USA Science & Engineering Festival. (Du Won Kang/Epoch Times)

2014 USA Science & Engineering Festival
Amanda Boxtel demos a robotic exoskeleton suit that enabled her to walk after more than 20 years of paralysis below the waist. She walks the stage at the USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C., on April 27, 2014. (Du Won Kang/Epoch Times)

2014 USA Science & Engineering Festival
Robots came in many shapes and sizes at the 2014 USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C. (Du Won Kang/Epoch Times)

2014 USA Science & Engineering Festival
Robots in motion at the 2014 USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C. (Du Won Kang/Epoch Times)

2014 USA Science & Engineering Festival
A member of the North American Sundial Society speaks to an attendee at the USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C., on April 27, 2014. (Tara MacIsaac/Epoch Times)

2014 USA Science & Engineering Festival
A crowd watches performers at the Bell stage in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C., on April 26, 2014, as part of the USA Science & Engineering Festival. (Du Won Kang/Epoch Times)

2014 USA Science & Engineering Festival
An Intuitive Surgical robot designed to perform surgery shows the dexterity with which it can handle objects at the USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C., on April 26, 2014. (Du Won Kang/Epoch Times)

2014 USA Science & Engineering Festival
A child learns about the precise movements of an Intuitive Surgical robot designed to perform surgery. Intuitive Surgical had a booth to engage the public at the 2014 USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C. (Du Won Kang/Epoch Times)

2014 USA Science & Engineering Festival
Gary E. Knell (R), President and CEO of National Geographic Society, accepts a certificate from a representative of the Guinness World Records (L) for the smallest nano-sized etching of a magazine cover measuring 11 by 14 micrometers by IBM. The certificate was presented at the USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C., on April 25, 2014. (Du Won Kang/Epoch Times)

2014 USA Science & Engineering Festival
A family learns about Baxter the robot at the USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C., on April 26, 2014. Baxter, developed by Rethink Robotics, is used in manufacturing. (Du Won Kang/Epoch Times)

2014 USA Science & Engineering Festival
Colleges, such as the College of Engineering and Computing at Miami University, set up exhibitor booths at the 2014 USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C. (Du Won Kang/Epoch Times)

2014 USA Science & Engineering Festival
Freezing objects in liquid nitrogen is always a fun experiment for kids. A balloon gets the freeze at the 2014 USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C. (Du Won Kang/Epoch Times)

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