X-STEM Registration is Open and Host a Nifty Fifty Speaker
X-STEM Registration is Open and Host a Nifty Fifty Speaker
5th USA Science & Engineering Festival

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This month on social media, we are celebrating Black History Month by observing the dynamic contributions that African Americans have made (and continue to make) on the future of STEM!  Read more in this newsletter to learn about African American innovators that are joining us as speakers.  

In just two months, students in grades 6-12 can experience the ultimate STEM field trip at our X-STEM Symposium on April 28th!  Read more in this newsletter for information on how to register. And finally, we are almost at the one-year countdown to the nation's largest celebration of STEM! Save the date for April 7-8, 2018 and join us for #SciFest again in Washington, D.C.!  

X-STEM & Nifty Fifty News 

As we celebrate Black History Month, we'd like to introduce you to key African American STEM innovators who as Nifty Fifty speakers will be engaging students about their work and careers in STEM during school visits throughout the Washington, D.C. metro area, and on April 28th will serve as presenters at the X-STEM Symposium, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense, at the D.C. Convention Center.

Note: The application deadline to host a Nifty Fifty speakers is this Friday, February 17th.  Click here to apply. 

2017 X-STEM Speakers

This rising marine biologist and science communicator has transformed her childhood passion for the sea into exciting outreach endeavors that inspire kids and adults alike about the wonders of the ocean. Also, don´t miss her dynamic new STEM educational TV series, Xploration Nature Knows Best, which aired last fall on FOX Networks! Full Season 1 Episodes can now be viewed on Hulu.
He founded the youth-run environmental organization called Greening Forward as a website at age 12. Now discover how this University of Georgia student has transformed the organization into a dynamic global network of young environmental changemakers who are impacting a wide range of issues -- from water conservation to waste recycling in their communities.
Let your imagination go as this award-winning creator of such games as Super Ubie Land, Team Notion and characters for The Sims 3 Pets, takes you inside the fascinating high-tech world of game designing!

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2017 Nifty Fifty Speakers

The achievements of this trailblazing aerospace engineer at NASA’s Goddard Space Center include being the first African-American female there to earn a Ph.D. in Engineering and spearheading the design of multi-million dollar satellites. Learn of her mission to inspire other minorities in STEM!

Growing up in his native country of Nigeria, this University of Maryland geoscientist excelled at using the computer to solve daunting problems in math and physics. Get ready for hands-on excitement as he demonstrates how his high-tech computer models are today studying seismic activity deep beneath the Earth’s surface!
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Exhibitor News 

The Exhibitor Early Bird Special ends today! Take advantage our discounted pricing and sign up to secure your booth space for the 5th Expo Finale! Inspire the next generation of scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians by joining our mission!  
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Sponsor Highlight

Based in Irvine, California, DiversityComm, Inc., is the proud publisher of six national diversity-focused magazines that place an emphasis on STEM opportunities: Black EOE Journal, HISPANIC Network Magazine, Professional WOMAN’s Magazine, U.S. Veterans Magazine, DIVERSEability Magazine and Diversity in STEAM Magazine. This premier publisher returns to the 5th biennial USA Science & Engineering Festival as a media partner, assisting the event in its mission to inform and engage wide and diverse populations in the rewarding frontiers of STEM. 
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Volunteer News 

Seeking volunteers for the X-STEM Symposium!

The first meeting of 2017 will take place on Sunday, February 26th in Washington, D.C. We will be discussing the X-STEM Symposium, Festival Programming, volunteer committees and much more! 
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Thank You New Sponsors! 

We would like to extend our heartfelt appreciation to our very special Sponsors who have signed up to support the 5th Festival to date. 
By participating as a sponsor in the upcoming Festival, your organization will be aligned with the nation's leading science and engineering institutions that recognize the importance of STEM education and its impact on our country.
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