Discover Events

Discover is proud to partner with scientific organizations to sponsor regular events and contests. Check back often for upcoming symposiums, panel discussions and lectures featuring some of today's brightest minds in science and technology.


Summer of Mars

summer of mars This summer, the Red Planet shows off with a bright appearance in the sky, new missions blast off to our solar system neighbor, and we celebrate some of the great all-time martian discoveries. Join us for a Summer of Mars!

Gravitational Waves Discovered

summer of mars After 100 years of theory and decades of experiments, astronomers at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory have detected gravitational waves directly for the first time.

Sustaining U.S. Leadership in Biotech

Washington, D.C.  |  June 26, 2014
Just as the 20th century was transformed by information technology, the 21st century promises to be the era of biology.

Made to Order: Customization in Internet-Enabled Manufacturing

Washington, DC  |  June 17, 2014

An overview of the Internet-based business platforms that are streamlining manufacturing. 

Comet ISON Photo Contest

October 15, 2013 - January 31, 2014

Comet ISON is set to make a stunning fly-by this fall — and we want to see your pictures! The National Science Foundation’s Division of Astronomical Sciences, Discover magazine, and Astronomy magazine are excited to announce the Comet ISON Photo Contest.

Harnessing the Power of Engineering to Improve STEM Education in K-12 Schools

Washington, DC  |  June 12, 2013
An overview of the recent National Research Council report “Successful K-12 STEM Education,” plus examples of innovative research-based tools for engineering education.

Programming Life: The Revolutionary Potential of Synthetic Biology

Berkeley, CA  |  March 25, 2013
Just as today’s engineers design integrated circuits based on the known physical properties of materials and use them to create electronic devices with amazing capabilities, tomorrow’s synthetic biologists are poised to design and build biological systems that are custom-tailored to make a better world.

Advanced Materials: Stories of Innovation

Philadelphia  |  February 22, 2012
In February 2012, the Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF) and DISCOVER magazine presented “Advanced Materials: Stories of Innovation,” a symposium exploring the role of materials in the evolution of technology and how innovations can provide solutions to societal problems.