Announcing NASA Astronaut Jessica Meir, the DoD is Back and more!
Announcing NASA Astronaut Jessica Meir, the DoD is Back and more!
5th USA Science & Engineering Festival

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In just 3 weeks, get ready to find out where STEM Can Take You at the 5th USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo, presented by Lockheed Martin! The Expo takes place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on April 7th & 8th!  

Can you guess what is pictured in the photo above? Check out our Instagram story later today to find out! Thanks to our sponsor the NIH for providing the photo. 

Have a question about attending #SciFest? Visit our FAQ section on our website for more information. 

In other Festival news...

Nifty Fifty speakers have been visiting schools all across Washington, DC, Maryland, Virginia and California. Thank you to our speakers for inspiring so many students and thank you to our partner schools for hosting!

Festival Spokesperson Danni Washington invites you to join us and find out where STEM Can Take You to at the Expo! Follow us on Instagram as Danni will be posting Instagram stories leading up to the event. 
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Department of Defense Highlight 

Department of Defense Returns to Festival With a Powerful Message: ‘A Career in STEM Can Be Life-Changing’! Get ready as the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) returns to the Festival as a major participant, bringing to the Expo a compendium of hands-on excitement that has long made it a favorite with attendees! Be there when the DoD demos its Ray Optics Laser System and Drone Cages, plus learn first-hand from DoD scientists about STEM careers!
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Performer News 

NASA Astronaut Jessica Meir Shares her Journey to NASA on the Expo Stage! As the saying goes: You are what you dream. This seems to be indeed the case for Dr. Jessica Meir in fulfilling her lifelong dream of becoming an astronaut.
Born and raised in the small town of Caribou, Maine, Jessica remembers being 5 years old when her teacher asked her to draw a picture of what she wanted to be when she grew up. The image she drew, of an astronaut in space, turned out to be close to what her life is shaping up to be now. 
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X-STEM Symposium News

X-STEM is almost sold out!  Our annual X-STEM Symposium, sponsored by NCR, NBC4 & PwC, will once again bring middle and high school students up close and personal with some of the most inspiring names in STEM! X-STEM will take place April 5, 2018, at the Washington, DC Convention Center. View the full agenda and register here. 

2018 X-STEM Speakers 

As founder of her groundbreaking enterprise, Adafruit, this MIT-trained engineer and hacker is known as a leading innovator and thinker in the Maker Movement. Learn why she says, “If you can dream it, you can build it”! 

For more than twenty-five years, Ms. Lorberg has served in a range of technology and business leadership positions at Mastercard.  In her current role as executive vice president for Product Technology, she’s responsible for Mastercard’s many product technology platforms. 

Interacting with your bank and other financial institutions via the ATM and mobile devices stands to get even easier and quicker thanks to technology solutions developed by this executive at NCR Corporation.    

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STEM Career Fair News 

Meet with Recruiters at the STEM Career Fair!  The goal of the STEM Career Fair, presented by EY,  is to connect employers with potential recruits and to showcase future opportunities for employment. Current students and college graduates will have the opportunity to meet with top STEM Companies and Government agencies looking to recruit new talent. Companies looking to recruit employees can sign up here. Attendees can sign up below. 
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Sneak Peek Friday News 

Sneak Peek Friday Returns! Presented by Chevron, Sneak Peek Friday takes place on Friday, April 6th and offers the opportunity for students to experience the Expo before the general public. The event is open only to schools, homeschoolers and military families. Don't miss this incredible STEM Field Trip! Registration is required.
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Volunteer News 

Volunteer Training This Weekend! Does your organization require volunteer hours or do you need to fulfill school service hours? Groups are welcome! And volunteers, save the date for volunteer training on March 17-18 from 2-4 at K&L Gates in downtown Washington, DC. 
 Thank you to our volunteers! 

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.
New Sponsors






Amercian Chemical Society
American Physical Society
American Scientist
Chemical & Engineering News
Events DC
Howard University
Innovation & Tech Today
Linder Global Events
National Institutes of Health
National Science Foundation
ResMed Foundation and Farrell Family Foundation
Sigma Xi
Stanley Black & Decker 


Association for Advancing Automation (A3)
The American Petroleum Institute, API
Campbell Soup Company 
Physics Today
US News
X-STEM Registration
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