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2014 USA Science and Engineering Festival (Image 31)


Project BudBurst table at the 2014 USA Science and Engineering Festival

Visitors at the Project BudBurst table at the 2014 USA Science and Engineering Festival learned how plants change throughout the year. Project Budburst is a citizen science project that engages the public in collecting data on the timing of the leafing, flowering and fruiting of plants in the U.S. The exhibit was one of the National Science Foundation's (NSF) exhibits and stage shows at the festival that took place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., on April 25-27. You can learn more about NSF's involvement with citizen science projects Here.

NSF was a partner in the festival, the nations largest celebration of science and engineering, where visitors eagerly engaged in hands-on activities and were amazed by the breadth of research and education projects supported by the agency. The festival expo provides an opportunity for NSF to showcase the innovation the agency supports throughout the U.S. and the projects and programs selected to represent NSF benefit from the opportunity to demonstrate the value of their activities and outcomes to a large national audience.

The goal of the festival is to reinvigorate the interest of the nations youth in science, technology, engineering and math by presenting these areas in an exciting, compelling, educational and entertaining manner. Now in its third year, the festival attracted an estimated 320,000 attendees.

A complete list of NSFs exhibits and stage shows is available Here. Images from the festival can also be viewed on NSF's Flickr site Here. (Date of Image: 2014) [Image 31 of 67 related images. See Image 32.]

Credit: Jessica Arriens, National Science Foundation

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