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Top Scientist Visits Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School

Dr. Shane Caswell, a sports medicine scientist at George Mason University, discussed how he uses research to reduce sports injuries and concussions in youth sports at Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School on Friday, Feb. 19.

Caswell’s appearance was part of the USA Science & Engineering Festival’s Nifty Fifty Progam, presented by InfoComm International, which sends more than 200 top scientists and engineers into area schools in advance of the Festival to ignite students’ passion for science and engineering.

The festival, scheduled for April 16 – 17 in Washington, D.C. and sponsored by Lockheed Martin, is a free expo that allows kids and adults to participate in over 3,000 hands-on activities and see live performances by science celebrities and experts. For more information, visit