Story posted February 22, 2010
Bowdoin College is proud to be an Official Partner of the inaugural USA Science & Engineering Festival to be held in the greater Washington, D.C.- area in October, 2010. The country's first national science festival is a collaboration of over 500 of the nation's leading science and engineering organizations and aims to reignite the interest of youth in the sciences. The culmination of the Festival will be a two-day Expo on the National Mall, Oct. 23-24, 2010, which will offer hundreds of free, hands-on activities and over 40 science shows on three different stages.
The mission of the festival is one that is deeply held by the College as well, says Dean for Academic Affairs Cristle Collins Judd: "Bowdoin has long been deeply committed to science education," notes Judd. "We offer a remarkable environment where students from many backgrounds and interests can be introduced to the sciences, engage alongside faculty on high-level research and even publish and present findings with professors who are leaders in their fields.
"The USA Science and Engineering Festival will offer on a very large scale the kind of excited engagement in science that is part of a Bowdoin education. We couldn't be happier to be a partner in this watershed event and we look forward to the participation by our students and faculty."
Bowdoin has long been recognized as among the best undergraduate institutions in the sciences nationwide. Recent science graduates have gone on to medical and Ph.D. programs at prestigious graduate programs that include Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Caltech, Columbia, Johns Hopkins University, MIT, Northwestern, Stanford University, the University of California-Berkeley, University of Chicago, and Yale, among many others.