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STEM: Science & Engineering Festival 2015

 

STEM Engineering Festival 2014

STEM Engineering Festival 2014

USA Science and Engineering Festival & X-STEM Symposium 2015

Last year we had the pleasure of attending the USA Science & Engineering Festival along with the X-STEM Symposium in Washington, D.C. and, as expected, it did not disappoint.

USA Science & Engineering Expo

The 4th annual USA Science & Engineering Festival is the largest STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) education event in the U.S. and includes hand-on demonstrations, lectures given by top industry speakers, free information sessions and hands-on interactive lessons.  Many top universities and colleges participate including schools such as Johns Hopkins, M.I.T. and Carnegie Mellon University.  Parents and students have the opportunity to interact with exhibitors and speakers, engage in lessons and collect information regarding numerous scientific educational programs.

Johns Hopkins Biophysics Booth @ STEM Festival<br /> Free Interactive Hands-on Lessons 2014

Johns Hopkins Biophysics Booth @ STEM Festival
Free Interactive Hands-on Lessons 2014

This year’s festival is sponsored by Lockheed Martin with the X-STEM Symposium sponsored by MedImmune.  The festival will again take place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D. C.  Unlike in years past, the free Expo will take place the weekend of April 16th & 17th with X-Stem concluding the festival on April 28th, 2015.

Johns Hopkins @ the STEM USA Expo Festival

Johns Hopkins @ the STEM USA Expo Festival

X-STEM Extreme Symposium

The X-STEM symposium offers incredible Ted-Style talks for middle and high school students.  This one day program consists of lectures and workshops given by top speakers in the science, math, medical and engineering professions.  Speakers hail from top universities, government agencies, corporations and non-profit organizations.

Subjects include:

  • Space Exploration
  • Paleontology
  • Bio-inspired robotics
  • Marine Biology
  • Mathematics
  • Geoscience
  • Computer Science
  • Photography
  • Pharmacology
  • Medicine
  • Astronomy
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
Johns Hopkins Applied Physic Laboratory @ USA Science & Engineering Expo 2014

Johns Hopkins Applied Physic Laboratory @ USA Science & Engineering Expo 2014

 

Fun Learning Events Include:

  • Meet the creator of StoryBookMath, Ms. Vanessa Thompson, and learn how she makes learning math exciting for students.
  • Listen to Dr. Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa tell his story of how he transformed his life from an immigrant picking weeds to a neurosurgeon and researcher at Johns Hopkins University.
  • Attend Oracle Academy Workshop and learn how to get started programming using Java with Carnegie Mellon’s Alice program (For those of you that remember the remarkable Randy Pausch from “The Last Lecture” — he helped create this program).
  • Take an adventure with PaleoQuest and explore the ocean for new species of sharks, whales and other marine mammals.
  • Listen to famous mathematician Dr. Frank Morgan known for proving the “Double Bubble” conjecture, discuss his techniques for motivating students and teaching mathematics.
  • Listen to a lecture by Mr. Dean Kamen, inventor of the Segway human transporter.
Bill Nye Science Demo @ STEM Expo 2014

Bill Nye Science Demo @ STEM Expo 2014

And many more lectures and hands-on workshops — too many to list here in this post.

Logistics:

Location: Walter E. Convention Center, Washington D.C.

801 Mt Vernon Place NW, Washington, DC 20001

Date:  April 28th from 9:30 am – 2:30 pm.

Registration is still available to attend X-Stem.

If you are an HSLDA member please contact them for the FREE admission code valid for up to six people for the X-STEM Symposium.

Sneak Peak Friday will take place Friday April 15th.

Virtual Reality @ STEM Expo 2014

Virtual Reality @ STEM Expo 2014

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