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10/25/2010 03:11 PM EDT
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Charles.Desassure
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Charles.Desassure   10/31/2010 4:20:46 AM
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Thanks for this article. This sounds like a wonderful event. It is sad that an event like this doesnít occur annually in all parts of the Country (if so, I am not aware). This is a movement that the engineering community should get in involve with. If we can reach young people once they are entering high school, we may be able to attractive a good pool of future engineers. I hope there will be more articles about events like this in the future. Very interesting.

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wilber_xbox   10/26/2010 7:35:14 PM
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Nice pictures of festival in DC. Its always good idea to mix engineering with fun for young audience. I wonder which scientist impersonator attracted the most young crowd as they will go by the look.

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Sanjib.A   10/26/2010 6:05:26 PM
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Thanks for the nice presentation of the highlights of the USA tech fest. Good to see participation from all around & especially good response from the young group of science and engineering students. Was there any specific work recognized? Which one attracted the participants and visitors the most?

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ReneCardenas   10/26/2010 4:41:26 PM
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Outstanding! is my first reaction. I would like to see this type of public awareness events ripple through out the whole USA. Science and technology needs to be promoted and compete in its own strength with other stimulating sources of entertainment that targets our youth, as passive observers. It is in the best interest of this nation to engage every individual, to lift our communities and individualís well being.

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Dave.Dykstra   10/26/2010 4:39:09 PM
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It would be interesting to know how many students actually participated and how many came from out of the area, say over 50 or 75 miles away. Often, these are attended by local people, but in Washington DC you do get the advantage of a lot of tourists, although I'm not sure how that plays out for elementary through high school students in mid-October.

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agk   10/26/2010 10:21:03 AM
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The tech festivals are a good exposure to the people around the place.Many things go into the minds and the knowledge base multiplies in a short span of time. Can we see a full video coverage of all the exhibits it is quite interesting

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Neo10   10/26/2010 5:40:53 AM
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While these fairs are good, I feel it would be more successful if they showcase engineering as a problem solving discipline rather than as an esoteric field where only the geeks can flourish. They would do well to bring an awareness of the new problems which are being addressed by innovative engineering.

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rick merritt   10/25/2010 8:34:38 PM
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I love that we let young people do teardowns at our booth, and the idea of a living Einstein you can interact with brings up find memories of Hal Holbrooke as Mark Twain.

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