APR 16-17: USA Science & Engineering Festival Promotes STEM with 3,000 Hands-on Activities, Shows and Science Celebs

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Free “Super Bowl of STEM” to Draw Thousands to D.C. Convention
Center

–(BUSINESS WIRE)–USA Science & Engineering Festival:

WHAT
Why did dinosaurs go extinct? Are aliens out there?
What do magic tricks and hip hop have to with math? What will be the
next medical breakthrough? What does baseball have to do with
physics? Explore these questions and more at the 4th USA
Science & Engineering Festival
,
with Founding and Presenting Host Lockheed Martin. Designed to inspire
the next generation of inventors and innovators, the Festival is a free,
family-friendly expo that allows kids and adults to participate in more
than 3,000 hands-on exhibits, experiments, and incredible live
performances by science celebrities, explorers, astronauts, athletes,
physicists, musicians, authors, inventors, and experts in fields like
cryogenics, robotics, genomics, paleontology, space exploration, 3D
printing and more. The Festival also features a Career Pavilion hosted
by Booz Allen Hamilton. The event kicks off on April 14th with the X-Stem
Symposium
, featuring “TED-style” talks for kids by science
visionaries, presented by MedImmune.

WHEN
Festival Expo: April 16-17, 2016, 10am-6pm
(closes at 4pm on Sunday)

  • X-Stem Symposium: April 14
  • MEDIA Expo Sneak Peek Day hosted by Chevron: April 15

WHO

  • Hundreds of leading scientists, engineers, mathematicians, and
    technologists, and science-related celebrities, including:

    • Grammy Award winners They Might be Giants
    • Actor Wil Wheaton, Big Bang Theory
    • Sick Science’s Steve Spangler
    • Helen Greiner, robotics engineer and Founder and CEO of CyPhy Works
    • Doktor Kaboom, science comedian
    • Tyraine Ragsdale (a.k.a. Grand Hank), presents the Superpowers of
      Hip Hop
    • “Science Bob,” teacher appearing on shows like Jimmy Kimmel Live
      and Dr. Oz
    • Paleontologist Scott Sampson, host of PBS Kids’ Dinosaur Train
    • Ellen Stofan, NASA chief scientist
    • Science Cheerleaders
  • More than 350,000 attendees expected

WHERE
Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt Vernon
Place NW, D.C.

WHY
Founded to address the severe shortage in science and
tech talent, the USA
Science & Engineering Festival
was developed to increase
awareness of the importance of science and to encourage youth to pursue
STEM careers by celebrating science in much the same way as society
celebrates Hollywood celebrities, professional athletes and pop stars.

Contacts

USA Science & Engineering Festival
Shawn Flaherty, 703-554-3609