This weekend over a million attendees are expected to enjoy science-themed concerts, events, and hands-on science activities at the 2nd Annual USA Science and Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C.

If in the area, come learn how to decode the mysteries of DNA with Life Technologies. See how DNA sequencing is used in real world applications such as in the conservation of Cheetahs in Namibia, forensic analysis to help identify mummies and medical developments for tissue typing and pathogen detection (like ecoli). We can be found in Hall A, Booth Number 2823.

The Festival’s mission is to “reinvigorate the interest of our nation’s youth in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM),” which makes it a great fit for the Life Technologies Foundation, which is providing strong support as a sponsor of the Science Festival as part of our dedication to the future of science.

The Life Technologies Foundation is dedicated to science education which makes it easy for us to decide to contribute to events like this. There's a scarcity of individuals who have an understanding of science in the lay sector of our population and the Life Technologies Foundation is trying to increase the understanding and appreciation of what science means in everyday life.