Dear Festival Friends and Supporters,
Where will STEM Take You in 2018? This year, discover how STEM Can Take You into the deep blue, cyberspace, the human body, nature, outer space and beyond with the USA Science & Engineering Festival. Festival school programs and events are sure to ignite a spark and invite kids from all over the country to see where STEM can and will take them!
Beginning this February, the Nifty Fifty Program
will send a wide array of talented professionals into classrooms around the country, inspiring kids with their great stories and personal experiences in their STEM careers. The Festival celebration starts on Thursday, April 5, as the X-STEM Symposium
returns to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Presented by PwC
, X-STEM connects more than 4,000 middle and high school students with the nation’s most exciting and innovative STEM professionals. In this TED-style setting, speakers will share how STEM has taken them to extraordinary places in their careers.
Kicking off Expo weekend on Friday, April 6, Sneak Peek Friday
, sponsored by Chevron
, invites schools, homeschoolers, and military families to get a first look at the Expo showroom before the general public. Also on Friday, we are introducing our brand new STEM Career Fair
, presented by EY
. The STEM Career Fair will connect employers with potential recruits. Click here
to join us as a recruiter, and students interested in meeting potential employers can register here
And finally, the Expo Finale
, presented once again by Lockheed Martin
, on April 7-8, will allow sponsors and exhibitors to showcase all of the amazing places where STEM Can Take You
with over 3,000 hands-on activities, amazing stage shows featuring Festival spokesperson Danni Washington
and other science celebs and so much more!
Note: New this year, it is required to pre-register for the Festival Expo.
Throughout 2018, we will continue to refine and reshape the Festival experience. Without our sponsors, exhibitors, speakers, performers, volunteers, donors and Festival family members, none of this would be possible. We thank you for your service to our shared mission and we count on your continued support. We can’t wait to see where STEM will take the innovators of tomorrow!
From the USA Science & Engineering board and staff, we wish you all a safe and joyous New Year!
Marc Schulman & Diane Bock
Executive Director Chairman of the Board