Dr. Kate Biberdorf joins the #SciFest Stage!
Dr. Kate Biberdorf joins the #SciFest Stage!
5th USA Science & Engineering Festival

Latest News

The Festival Expo, presented by Lockheed Martin, will be back in Washington, D.C. this coming April 7-8, 2018! The annual X-STEM Symposium, sponsored by PWC & NCR, will kick off the STEM celebration on April 5 and Sneak Peek Friday, sponsored by Chevron, returns on April 6! Leading up to the Superbowl of STEM, we are bringing science to D.C. with our Nifty Fifty Program and our new Festival Ambassador Program! Stay tuned for more details on how teachers can host a Nifty Fifty Speaker and read more to join our new Ambassador Program
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Sponsor Highlight 

Today’s middle school students are going to be future presidents, inventors and journalists. But they’re also going to be the first generation to go to Mars.
By the 2030s, NASA’s goal is to send the first astronauts to Mars, and to successfully design and navigate deep space missions, we must have a skilled workforce to get the job done. At Lockheed Martin, we recognize that the success of fueling the next generation of deep space explorers depends on the actions we take today. That’s why this back-to-school season Lockheed Martin is blasting off to space academy in the search of future recruits.
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Exhibitor News 

STEM Organizations – Sign up Now to Exhibit: Join 600+ STEM organizations and reach 350,000+ visitors over 3 days! Exhibitors play a crucial role in the Festival's mission to inspire students in STEM through dynamic, hands-on learning experiences and inspire the next generation of scientists & engineers. Sign up TODAY as booth space is limited and you won’t want to miss out on experiencing the largest celebration of STEM on Expo weekend, April 6-8, 2018! 

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Stage Show News 

Dr. Kate Biberdorf Joins the #SciFest Stage! 

Dr. Kate Biberdorf is chemistry professor at the University of Texas at Austin and is particularly known for developing explosive demonstrations! Outside of the classroom, she is often found at local Austin schools, promoting science education with her outreach program 'Fun with Chemistry'. Her ultimate dream is to become the next ‘Bill Nye’! She aspires to motivate students of all ages to pursue a STEM-related career, and she is currently working with Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls to achieve this goal! See her this coming April on the Expo Stage! 
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New Ambassador Program 

New Festival Ambassador Program!  Ambassadors of the USA Science & Engineering Festival are a group of K-12 students, along with their parents and teachers, who support the Festival’s mission by spreading the word about Festival programs and events in their communities. The Ambassador Program (formerly the X-STEM School Program) provides kids the opportunity to work together and gain valuable leadership, organizational and social skills, all while helping to increase public awareness of STEM in their own community.
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STEM Career Fair News 

New in 2018! STEM Career Fair! 
This coming April, undergraduate and graduate college students will have the opportunity to meet with top STEM companies and government agencies looking to recruit new talent. Thanks to EY for sponsoring this new and FREE event on Friday, April 6th! Click learn more to find out how to join us as a recruiter! 
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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.
New Sponsors






American Physical Society
Booz Allen Hamilton
Events DC
Howard University
Innovation & Tech Today
National Institutes of Health
National Science Foundation
Oak Ridge National Laboratory


The American Petroleum Institute, API
Campbell Soup Company 
Physics Today
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