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 Vol. 3 - No. 1 - December 11, 2012

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MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THE RETURN OF THE WOODSTOCK OF SCIENCE! 
Festival Fun
Attention Festival Fans and Partners-
We are thrilled to announce that planning for the 3rd USA Science & Engineering Festival is well underway! The 3rd Festival will kick into high gear in 2013, with expanded school programs and year-round activities, culminating with the largest celebration of science and engineering in the U.S. on April 26-27, 2014. Read More

THE EXCITEMENT IS BACK: LOCKHEED MARTIN RETURNS AS FOUNDING AND PRESENTING HOST SPONSOR!

Lockheed Exhibit Lockheed Martin will return as the Founding and Presenting Host Sponsor of the 3rd USA Science & Engineering Festival. The global security leader will once again bring its broad capabilities in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) to bear to excite students through hands-on learning. Read More 

HELP US MOTIVATE STUDENTS TO PURSUE CAREERS IN STEM: BECOME A FESTIVAL SPONSOR AND EXHIBITOR TODAY!

Festival FunDo you want to help the Festival make a difference and reinvigorate the interest of STEM among our nation's youth? We are seeking Sponsors and Exhibitors to join us NOW in creating the largest and only national science and engineering Festival in the country. At the 2012 Festival Expo, over 650 organizations partnered with us in what can only be described as an INCREDIBLE celebration! Read More 

INTRODUCING NEW FESTIVAL EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, MARC SCHULMAN

The Festival is thrilled to introduce you to our newMarc Schulman Executive Director, Marc Schulman, who will be instrumental in taking the Festival to the next level! Marc joins Festival Founder, Larry Bock, and the rest of the Festival Team in organizing the 3rd USA Science & Engineering FestivalRead More

Nominate a Nifty Fifty Speaker!

Chantelle Rose Just in time for our 2013 outreach, the Nifty Fifty Program will triple in speakers and attending schools! The Nifty Fifty Program will feature over 150 of our nation's most noted science and technology leaders.  Plus, we are expanding the Nifty Fifty to run during the entire 2013-2014 school year, offering even more opportunities for students to hear these speakers' inspiring stories. Read More 

VOLUNTEER NEWS 

volunteer The Volunteer Outreach Team is ready to spread STEM outreach to the community in 2013-2014! At our June 2012 Volunteer Outreach Team Party, volunteers asked for more STEM outreach opportunities in 2013-2014 leading up to the USA Science & Engineering Festival in April 2014. We have some exciting news to share at the next meeting! Read More 

new sponsors signing up to support the 3rd festival

Sponsor Logo Our Sponsors are essential in reaching our mission to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers! We would like to extend our heartfelt appreciation to our very special Sponsors who have signed up to support the 3rd Festival to date. Read More 

Festival At a Glance 

Sponsor Opportunities

Sign up to be a Sponsor before December 31, 2012 Sponsor Poster and your Organization will appear on our "Save the Date" Periodic Table Poster (Platinum level and higher), which will be distributed in Spring 2013 to thousands of schools across the U.S. Theodore Gray's iconic photographic periodic table poster is prominently displayed in universities, schools, museums and even featured in TV shows from "MythBusters" to "Hannah Montana." We have partnered with him to create a special Festival "Save the Date" poster to be used by schools throughout the year.

 

Calling ALL Exhibitors

The 3rd Festival Expo is gearing up to be even bigger and better than last year! With over 150 exhibitors signed up to date, and nearly 500 booths reserved, we're confident we will reach our goal of having over 750 organizations participating, showcasing over 1500 Exhibits! Don't miss out on our early bird special, available to the first 200 Organizations to sign up, or until December 31, 2012. Click here to sign up to exhibit at the 3rd USA Science & Engineering Expo!  

 

Thank you Facebook Fans!

WOW! Our Facebook Fan Page has grown from
8,000 to almost 40,000 over the last 6 months (which is more fans than all other regional science festivals combined)! Thank you to our loyal Facebook fans for supporting our mission! If you aren't a Fan already, click here to "like" us on Facebook to stay up to date with all Festival news and to connect with others in the Festival community!
 

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Role Models in Science & Engineering Achievement

We have added a new feature on our Facebook page and website highlighting "Role Models in Science & Engineering Achievement". These STEM profiles include a variety of pioneers in their field including Alia Sabor, a Material Scientist who is the youngest college professor in history, Dr. Benjamin Carson, a world renowned Pediatric Neurosurgeon and Researcher who is the first surgeon to successfully separate siamese twins that were conjoined at the head, Rebecca Lee Crumpler, the first African American woman to earn her medical degree and many many more. This page is a wonderful resource for teachers, students and STEM enthusiasts. Visit here to see the faces behind some of the greatest discoveries and achievements in STEM history. 


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Science Spark is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization responsible for creating the USA Science & Engineering Festival and several regional Festivals including the San Diego Science & Engineering Festival, Bay Area Science & Engineering Festival, Boston Science & Engineering Festival, Los Angeles Science & Engineering Festival, Chicago Science & Engineering Festival, Houston Science & Engineering Festival, Miami Science & Engineering Festival and the Philadelphia Science & Engineering Festival.