Chevron's STEM Zone, X-STEM News, Danni Washingotn & more!
Chevron's STEM Zone, X-STEM News, Danni Washingotn & more!
5th USA Science & Engineering Festival

Latest News

This April 7th & 8th, find out where STEM Can Take You at the 5th USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo, presented by Lockheed Martin! Kicking off the STEM celebration is our X-STEM Symposium on April 5th and Sneak Peek Friday on April 6th. 

Calling all Volunteers! Fulfill service hours and help us make a difference. Click here to sign up today. 

In other Festival news...

Festival Spokesperson Danni Washington, a rising marine biologist, tv host, and ocean advocate celebrated Black History Month at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter to see more from Danni. 
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Sponsor Highlight 

Chevron Returns to the Expo With the STEM Zone, Virtual Reality, and Other ExcitementChevron returns as the presenting sponsor of Sneak Peek Friday, once again bringing its wildly popular STEM Zone Exhibit and other must-see attractions such as Chevron’s Education Partners and their Deepwater Offshore Virtual Reality, to the Expo in April!
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Performer News 

Grand Hank: Rocking the World of STEM Education Through Hip-Hop and Science Exploration!
Tyraine Ragsdale, best known as Grand Hank, has evolved as one the most exciting and passionate evangelists in STEM Education, inspiring millions in science through his enticing combination of hip-hop music and multimedia production. See Grand Hank on stage this April at the Festival! 

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X-STEM Symposium News

X-STEM is selling 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”! 

General Pringle serves as U.S. Air Force Commander of the 502nd Air Base Wing and Joint Base San Antonio, TX. The 8,000-person Air Base Wing executes 49 installation support functions to enable the largest Joint Base in the DoD.  In addition, the 502 ABW manages and provides oversight for major projects, facilities and infrastructure worth $37 billion.

Combining her talents in computer technology and photographic lighting, this Director of Photography at Pixar continues to work her magic on helping to create some of the most unforgettable animated films – from Toy Story 2 to the Academy Award-winning, Finding Nemo
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Exhibitor News 

Last Call! Join us as an Exhibitor!  Sign up today to reserve your booth for this monumental event! Space is very limited as we are nearly sold out! And leading up to the Expo, you can also attend the U.S. News & World Report STEM Solutions Presents: Workforce of Tomorrow on April 4-6.

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Volunteer News 

Volunteer Registration Open and Training Next Month! 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! 

Media Partner Highlight 

Kids LOVE STEM? Counting down to the USA Science & Engineering Festival? 
Gear up for #SciFest by checking out THRIVELY.COM today where you can:
•  meet the NASA team developing robots that work alongside astronauts 
•  hear inspiring stories about a day in the life of a neurosurgeon
•  listen to TED talks by a teen scientist developing cancer tests 
•  explore full-length courses, like why Coding is a Super PowerDesign best-practices suggest a large font size for easy readability both on desktop and mobile devices. 
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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






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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