Bilingualism and Language Development Lab on Display at National Science Fair

WASHINGTON — The Bilingualism and Language Development (BiLD) Lab at Penn State recently represented the National Science Foundation (NSF) at the 4th Annual USA Science and Engineering Festival, which took place April 15-17 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. Founded by serial entrepreneur Larry Bock and Lockheed Martin, the USA Science & Engineering Festival—the nation’s largest science festival—was developed to ignite the next generation’s interest in considering careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).  An estimated 350,000 people were expected to attend the three-day event, which featured nearly 3,000 hands-on activities and included a career pavilion where students could meet with scientists, representatives from leading universities and corporate recruiters to learn about internships, mentorships, scholarships, and after-school programs. The BiLD Lab (PI: Janet van Hell,…


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