Lighting the Fire of Creativity in the Next Generation: Science Media Heavy Hitters Join Festival as Partners!
The USA Science & Engineering Festival has joined forces with some of the most respected science media outlets in the nation, adding momentum to our efforts in spreading the word about the Festival and its exciting
schedule of events. To date, partnerships have been signed with:
-Popular Science and Science Illustrated
-EE Times Group
-Family Magazine of Washington D.C.
-Forbes/Wolfe Emerging Tech Report (a Forbes magazine newsletter)
Working with the Festival, these partners will run advertisements in their respective publications which together represent more than $1 million in ad exposure. This will not only play a key role in giving the Festival heightened visibility on a national and international scale, but also inspire the creation of new satellite events
across the country and increase participation in the Expo, contests and other activities.
Our newly formed media partnerships are also enabling us to develop our own blog
so that participants can readily communicate with others about their experiences. (If you'd like to add to our blog and share with others what you plan to do at the Festival, send your blog with links and images to Larry Bock at [address removed])
"ScienceBlogs.com is very proud to be the official Blogging Partner of the Festival," says Adam Bly, founder and CEO of Seed
, parent company of ScienceBlogs.com
. "Using technology and the power of social media, we look forward to bringing the festival to millions of people across the country and helping to raise America's interest in science at this most critical time."
Some Partners have also begun to run Festival-related articles such as the interview that Forbes/Wolfe Emerging Tech
recently did with Dr. Ray O. Johnson,
Chairman of the Festival Advisory Board and Chief Technology Officer of Lockheed Martin. So what motivates these organizations to support the Festival?
"Helping the nation regain its competitive edge in science and technology" is a primary reason why the EE Times Group
is joining as a Media Partner. "We must light the fire of creativity in our next generation to inspire young technologists to pursue careers in science and technology," says Paul Miller, CEO
of the electronics industry giant.
That sentiment is echoed by Mariette DiChristina, Editor-in-Chief
of Scientific American
. "Renewed focus on science and math is essential to our nation's continued growth and success," she asserts.
"Science and technology are the driving forces of the future", adds Gregg Hano, Group Publisher
of Popular Science
and Science Illustrated
. "And supporting the Festival is one more way for us to ensure that the next generation will have the skills, knowledge and interest to deliver on that bright future."
Adding to this sentiment is Jennifer Bogo, Senior Editor
of Popular Mechanics
: "From the engineering of Apollo to the physics of boomerang flight, Popular Mechanics has long celebrated hands-on experience as a means of igniting lifelong passions for science and technology."
If you know of other media outlets that may be interested in serving as Partners, please contact Larry Bock at [address removed]