Danni Washington Joins the Festival, Volunteer Opportunities & More
Danni Washington Joins the Festival, Volunteer Opportunities & More
5th USA Science & Engineering Festival

Latest News

At the very beginning of April, the USA Science & Engineering Festival will showcase where STEM Can Take You kicking off on Thursday, April 5 with our X-STEM Symposium. Registration for this signature event, geared towards middle and high school students, is now open! Read more below for details. 

In this newsletter, our presenting Expo Sponsor Lockheed Martin shares insight into their innovation labs, we announce Danni Washington as a Festival spokesperson and feature highlights of X-STEM speakers. Also, are you interested in joining #SciFest as a volunteer? Registration opens today. Read below for details. 

And as a reminder, the Expo Finale, presented by Lockheed Martin, will take place on April 7-8 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in downtown DC! The event starts earlier in the month as opposed to years past, so don't delay your Festival preparations. We are still accepting exhibitor applications so click here to secure your booth space today! 

Pre- Registration for the Expo Finale is now open and is required! Click the link below to register.

Register Here

Sponsor Highlight 

Inside Lockheed Martin’s Innovation Labs
From jets that stealthily sneak past radars, to spacecraft that trek the solar system—at one point, each of these ground-breaking inventions was an idea in a lab.
So, what’s behind the doors of these innovation incubators? Lockheed Martin opened its doors to give a sneak peek into what its labs are cooking up. 
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Performer News 

Danni at X-STEM
Science Communicator & Ocean Explorer Danni Washington Joins the Festival! We are excited to announce that 2017 X-STEM Speaker Danni Washington, has come on board as the Festival spokesperson! This rising marine biologist and TV host will wow you with her passion for the sea and ocean conservation via her Big Blue & You outreach program, her Xploration Nature Knows Best TV series, plus her high-profile stage appearances during Expo Weekend! 
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X-STEM Symposium News

X-STEM Registration is now open!  Our annual X-STEM Symposium, sponsored by NCR & 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 

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.

This NASA astrophysicist is the former project scientist for NASA’s ambitious Kepler Mission – the undertaking that has focused on searching for potentially habitable planets orbiting other stars in the Milky Way galaxy

In his young career, this Mathematics professor at Carnegie Mellon University has already accomplished much, including: shedding light on two challenging branches of mathematics, founding his own startup company in math and science learning, and coaching the  U.S.A. International Mathematical Olympiad team to world victory.    

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STEM Career Fair News 

Recruit STEM Professionals at the 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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Volunteer News 

Volunteer Registration Now Open!  Get behind the scenes of the nation's largest celebration of STEM by joining us as a Festival volunteer! We have shifts open for all four days (April 5-8). Does your organization require volunteer hours or do you need to fulfill school service hours? Groups are welcome!  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
Farrell Family Foundation
Howard University
Innovation & Tech Today
Linder Global Events
National Institutes of Health
National Science 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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