Booth spaces are running out for #SciFest 2018!
Booth spaces are running out for #SciFest 2018!
5th USA Science & Engineering Festival

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We just released our brand new website! Head over to to check out our new look! We will be updating the site in the coming months with details on the Festival Expo including stage shows, sponsors, programs, activities, and more
The USA Science & Engineering Festival will take place once again at the Washington, D.C. Convention Center on April 5-8, 2018! The STEM celebration kicks off with X-STEM on April 5, Sneak Peek Friday on April 6 and ends with the FREE Expo Finale on April 7-8!  More details on the event registrations coming soon! 
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Sponsor Highlight  

Science Buddies Returns as a Festival Media Partner! 
Science Buddies, through its resource-rich website, empowers K-12 students, teachers, and parents to quickly and easily find FREE projects and help in all areas of science, from astronomy to zoology. Science Buddies helps put scientist-authored resources at everyone’s fingertips, including how-to guides, project ideas, project support, and career information, making science fun and accessible by all.
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Exhibitor News 

Become an Exhibitor at #SciFest! 
Does your organization have an interest in inspiring the next generation of scientists and engineers? Join us as an Exhibitor at the 5th USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo! The Expo floor is filling quickly and we are half-way sold out of booth space! Be sure to secure your space ASAP for the Expo Finale on April 6-8, 2018!
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X-STEM Symposium News 

Save the date for the 2018 X-STEM Symposium on April 5th! X-STEM – presented by PwC – is an Extreme STEM symposium for middle through high school students featuring interactive presentations by an exclusive group of visionaries who aim to empower and inspire kids about careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Stay tuned for more information including how you can bring your students to the event and details on our 2018 speaker line-up!
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Nifty Fifty News 

Thank you to our amazing Nifty Fifty Speakers for visiting schools in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia during the 2016/2017 school year including: 
  • NASA Aerospace Engineer Dr. Aprille Ericsson (right) with students at Miner Elementary School in Washington, D.C. 
  • Dr. Claire Fraser, pioneering microbiologist and Director of the Institute For Genome Sciences at the University of Maryland, spoke to students at Glenelg Country School in MD   
  • Dr. Joshua Bell, Curator of Globalization at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History spoke to students at McKinley Technology High School in Washington, D.C. 
  • Dr. Siddhartha Sikdar, bioengineer from George Mason University, spoke to students at School without Walls in Washington, D.C. 
  • Dr. Ellen Stofan, planetary geologist & former NASA Chief Scientist, spoke to students at Centreville Elementary School in VA
Keep reading our newsletter to learn how you can bring a Nifty Fifty Speaker to your school! The 2017/2018 speaker line up is coming soon! 
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Performer News 

Science teacher and entertainer Steve Spangler will once again take the stage at the 5th USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C. More than 180 million people watch Steve Spangler’s SICK Science YouTube videos to find inspiration for making science fun. He’s a best-selling author, two-time Emmy winner and holds a Guinness World Record for conducting the world’s largest science experiment. Steve is a frequent guest on the Ellen DeGeneres Show where she dubbed him America’s Science Teacher. 
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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


Campbell Soup Company
Physics Today


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