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To Watch: Science is Rock and Roll on ABC

Taboo (left) and Will.i.am. (right) perform as the Black Eyed Peas

In the mood for a little inspiration? Then we suggest you tune in to
i.am FIRST: Science is Rock ‘n’ Roll, a special airing this Sunday (August 14) at 7pm ET on ABC.

Created by Black Eyed Peas singer and rapper Will.i.am in collaboration with Dean Kamen’s FIRST Robotics, the program will feature a star-studded lineup including Bono, Jack Black, Miley Cyrus, Snoop Dog, Justin Bieber, and more. Celebrities will discuss the important role that science, technology and engineering has in shaping the modern world, as well as which inventions and inventors inspire them most.

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Event: NanoDays, March 26-April 3, 2011

The 2011 annual NanoDays, is coming in the spring, March 26-April 3. It’s not too early to get ready now.

Join the NISE network’s NanoDays 2011, a nationwide festival of educational programs about nanoscale science and engineering and its potential impact on the future, by hosting a day or a week of activities.

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National Engineers Week 2011

Young Engineers

Young students at an engineering event

Get excited, aspiring engineers – this week is National Engineers Week!

This event is the cornerstone program of the National Engineers Week Foundation, which leads a country-wide celebration of engineering every year.

All programs and workshops are designed to reach out to current and future generations of engineering talent. To find an event near you, check out their website.

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Google Wants Your Science Project

Did you make a really cool science project this year? If not, would you like to? Google certainly hopes so.

This year Google, in partnership with Lego, CERN, National Geographic and Scientific American, is hosting their first global online science fair.

When: Entries are due by 1:59:59 PM EST on Thursday, 7 April, 2011. Register online here.

Who: Registration is open to anyone worldwide aged 13-18.

What: The Grand Prize winner (or winning team) will receive an incredible 10-day trip to the Galapagos Islands, along with $50,000 to be used towards the winners’ education. They will also have their choice of internship opportunities with each sponsoring company.

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Event: Potter Day, Maryland Science Center. Nov. 20, 2010

harry potterBaltimore’s Maryland Science Center invites everyone to join Harry Potter Day, November 20, 2010. The screening of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” in the IMAX theater, will be accompanied by day filled with activities for kids of all ages, from the creation of chemical potions, to a hunt for horcruxes, and mapping of the stars. Cost: Free with paid admission and for members.

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