WashingtonExec’s Fourth Annual K-12 STEM Symposium to Focus on “Careers in STEM”

Highlights for March 25 Event Include New “Girls in STEM” Wing,
“Hack My Drone” Interactive Exhibit and Presentation by High School STEM

VIENNA, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–WashingtonExec—with
Presenting Sponsor, LGS
; Platinum Sponsor, Altamira
; and Gold Sponsors, Vencore,
Government Technologies
and The
Aerospace Corporation
—will hold its fourth annual K-12
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Symposium
March 25, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The
Nysmith School
in Herndon, Va. More than 3,500 children, parents,
teachers and business leaders are expected to attend the free symposium,
which is Northern Virginia’s largest K-12 STEM event.

In conjunction with this year’s theme, “Explore Careers in STEM,” the
symposium will feature interactive exhibits, including UAVs, flight
simulators, smallsats/drones, physics experiments, topography models,
heart monitors, 3D printers, robotics, connected cars and other exhibits
aimed at students in kindergarten all the way through college. More than
35 high-tech, engineering and science education, non-profit, industry
and government organizations will participate in the event via keynote
and panel discussions, classroom breakout sessions, exhibits and science
fair projects.

New for 2017, Altamira Technologies is sponsoring a “Girls in STEM” wing
at the symposium, which will include an interactive exhibit to engage
all attendees in a “Hack My Drone” mock cyber attack.

“We chose to sponsor WashingtonExec’s STEM Symposium this year because
it is designed to reach the pre-college age students who are passionate
about STEM or may be considering a career in STEM,” said Kevin Kelly,
chief executive officer of LGS Innovations. “Our hope is to use the
WashingtonExec STEM Symposium as a way to pass that passion on to the
next generation of bright minds.”

Besides Kelly, event speakers will include Adalene Spivey, executive
director of the Children’s Science Center; Michael Orr, director of the
National Reconnaissance Office’s (NRO) Systems Engineering Directorate;
Mike Matthews, engineering program director at Vencore; Laurence
DeLucas, Ph.D., principal scientist at The Aerospace Corporation; Edward
Swallow, vice president of The Aerospace Corporation and chair of the
WashingtonExec STEM Council; Ken Nysmith, headmaster of The Nysmith
School for the Gifted; Evan Glazer, Ph.D., principal of Thomas Jefferson
High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST); JD Kathuria, founder
and chief executive officer of WashingtonExec; and Aaditya Singh, a
rising Massachusetts Institute of Technology freshman attending TJHSST.

The NRO, National Security Agency, George Mason University, Volgenau
School of Engineering, Microsoft in Education, Smithsonian Science
Education Center, Children’s Science Center and the Turner-Fairbank
Highway Research Center under the U.S. Department of Transportation are
a few of the Symposium’s exhibiting partners.

“We are proud to host our fourth symposium in the science and
technology-rich region of the Greater Washington, D.C. area,” said JD
Kathuria, chief executive officer of WashingtonExec. “The ‘Trends
in Workforce Demand’
report released by the Metropolitan
Washington Council of Governments
last fall showed that STEM jobs
are fueling our region’s growth, so we need to keep getting K-12
students excited about STEM-related coursework and activities. Our
symposium is the ideal forum to do that.”

The symposium is open to the public and credentialed media. Free,
advance registration is required via the event website: stemsymposium.com.

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