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Vol. 3 - No. 3 - February 12, 2013

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3rd USA SCIENCE & ENGINEERING FESTIVAL LATEST NEWS!

USA Science & Engineering Festival Mascot Contest! 
Mascot ContestThe USA Science & Engineering Festival is looking for a fun and exciting Mascot to represent the Festival! How would you like to design the new face of the USA Science & Engineering Festival? The Festival Mascot has the potential to be seen by millions of people! Click here for details. 
 
 
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Join us for an informational Webinar, where you will learn about the vision for the 3rd Festival and all the exciting buzz leading up to the Finale Expo! Sign up for a session by Clicking Here. The next webinar is scheduled for February 19th. 
 
Seeking Festival Sales Associate and Interns! 
InternshipDo you want to work with the Woodstock of Science? The USA Science & Engineering Festival is looking for a Sales Associate with a demonstrated ability to research and identify decision makers, cold call, sell and close exhibits sales. Interns are also wanted to help us put on the greatest celebration of science and engineering!! Contact Lauren for details. 
 
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Taking festival excitement to the next level: see you in 2014 at the x-stem extreme symposium!

X-STEM
Thought the Festival Expo couldn't get any more exciting? Hold on as we premiere the X-STEM Extreme Symposium in April 2014 in DC! This unforgettable, all-day interaction will give elementary through high school students a unique opportunity to hear, meet and learn from some of the most inspiring leaders in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), including Dr. Bernard Harris, a physician and NASA astronaut and the first African American to walk in space, J. Craig Venter, a successful entrepreneur who is one of the most influential scientists today, John Holdren, Chief Science Advisor to President Obama, and NASA Astronaut Kathyrn Thornton, the second American woman to walk in space! Act now to obtain limited tickets for this event, or learn how to gain free admission by serving as an X-STEM Ambassador! Read More

CALLING ALL SCIENCE CELEBS!!

Drop us a Name! What science and engineering celebrity bill nye would you like to meet and hear at the next Festival Expo in 2014? In the past we wowed audiences with such luminaries as Bill Nye (the Science Guy®), Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman of the Mythbusters, and entrepreneurial powerhouses Elon Musk and Richard Garriott. Now help us continue the celeb fest! Send us your celebrity nomination today! Read More 

NIFTY FIFTY RETURNS AND WE ARE SEEKING MORE STEM ROCK STAR SPEAKER NOMINATIONS!

Festival Nifty Fifty Speakers are back and ready to Nifty Fifty inspire! This elite group of STEM professionals have returned once again to visit schools in the greater DC Metro area! Our group of rock star Nifty Fifty Speakers include Astronaut and Scientist, Mary Cleave, 15 year old phenom from Baltimore 

Jack Andraka, 
Johns Hopkins Neurosurgeon Dr. Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa and many more! Read More
NOMINATE A ROLE MODEL IN SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
Materials Scientist and youngest professor in history
Jane Goodall
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Alia Sabor, World Renowned Astrophysicist Neil degrasse Tyson, and Primaltologist Jane Goodall are just a few scientists have who have changed the world and are highlighted in our Role Models in Science & Engineering. Have a favorite hero or role model in science or engineering? Send us his or her name so that we can feature this individual on the Festival's Role Models in Science & Engineering website! Read More

BECOME AN X-STEM SCHOOL AND DEVELOP STUDENT STEM LEADERS

X-STEMWe have some exciting opportunities for schools in the Washington, DC Metro area! Join the USA Science & Engineering Festival in promoting this incredible event and receive amazing benefits for your school!

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NEXT VOLUNTEER MEETING ANNOUNCED!

Our team of dedicated volunteers are instrumental in Volunteer allowing us to put on an amazing celebration of science and engineering! Our Volunteer Outreach Team has already started prepping for the upcoming Festival! Join our team of STEM advocates and learn about the year round opportunities we have for our volunteers! Learn more about our upcoming Volunteer Outreach meeting! Read More

Introducing our newest festival sponsors!

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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. 


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. In addition to the many benefits of sponsoring the Festival, sponsors that are Platinum level and above can appear on our "Save the Date" Periodic Table Poster, which will be distributed in Spring 2013 to thousands of schools across the U.S. Sign up soon to take advantage of this opportunity! 

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Bucknell University College of Engineering
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James Madison University
The Pennsylvania State University
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Science Societies - American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America
Stevens Institute of Technology
The University of Florida
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United States Naval Academy (USNA)
University of Rochester

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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.