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Vol. 3 - No. 4 - March 12, 2013

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3rd USA SCIENCE & ENGINEERING FESTIVAL LATEST NEWS!
 

Women's History Month - Women Role Models 

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March is Women's History Month and the theme this year is: 

"Women Inspiring Innovation Through Imagination: Celebrating Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics".

We celebrate STEM year round at the Festival, so of course we are thrilled with the choice of theme this year. All month long we will continue to honor women Role Models in Science & Engineering Achievement!


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. 
 
 
Get the Inside Scoop on the Festival!
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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 March 27th. 
 
Connecting with Social Media!  

Linked IN Our social media outreach for the Festival is expanding! We now have a company page on LinkedIn for the Festival! Be sure to link up with us and follow the Festival by clicking here!

 

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WE'RE LOOKING FOR EXHIBITS THAT ROCK! SIGN UP TODAY OR SEND NEW EXHIBITORS OUR WAY!
Act now! Join the growing list of science and Festival Exhibitor engineering organizations - such as Lockheed Martin, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, and the Federal Drug Administration - who have already signed up as Exhibitors for the Festival Expo, April 26-27, 2014. 
Do you know of any organizations that can wow our Festival Attendees? Send them our way for a chance to win an Apple gift card! 

Take science to the extreme! join us for the X-stem symposium! 

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Don't miss out on one of the hottest tickets for Festival Expo 2014: the X-STEM Extreme Symposium in Washington, DC! This unforgettable, all-day event gives elementary through high school students the unique opportunity to meet and learn from some of the most inspiring minds in STEM - including John Holdren, Chief Science Advisor to President Obama, and Anousheh Ansari, the first female private space explorer. Act now to obtain limited tickets for this event! 
PopSci IS BACK AS A VALUED FESTIVAL MEDIA PARTNER! 
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Popular Science, one of the leading sources of news in technology, science, gadgets, space, green tech and more, for returning as a key Media Partner with the Festival! 
NIFTY FIFTY PROGRAM GEARS UP TO VISIT SCHOOLS IN THE FALL!
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Get on board to request one of our amazing Nifty Fifty speakers to visit your school! We're tripling the size of the Nifty Fifty to 150 professionals to accommodate more classroom visits for the 2013-2014 school year. Our elite group includes such luminaries as Neuroscientist and bionic arm developer Dr. Geoffrey Ling; "science of speed" Physicist Dr. Diandra Leslie-Pelecky, and renowned Physicist Sylvester James Gates, Ph.D. 
SCIENCE OR FICTION: KAVLI SCIENCE VIDEO CONTEST IS BACK!
While sitting on your couch watching
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building to building or the various X-Men characters amaze the audience with their super human powers, do you think to yourself this is so fake or hmm I wonder if this could really happen?  
The 2014 Kavli Science Video Contest challenges students to tell us "Is It Science or Fiction"?

REGISTER AS AN X-STEM SCHOOL AND DEVELOP STUDENT STEM LEADERS TODAY!

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Schools in the Washington DC area have some exciting opportunities with the Festival! Join the USA Science & Engineering Festival in promoting this incredible event and receive amazing benefits for your school including your name on our website! Space is limited! 

VOLUNTEER NEWS!

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Join the 3rd USA Science & Engineering Festival Volunteer Outreach team and make a difference for the innovators of tomorrow! Help us ignite an interest in STEM for the future generation! Our team of dedicated volunteers are instrumental in allowing us to put on an amazing celebration of science and engineering! Our Volunteer Outreach Team has already started prepping for the upcoming Festival!

 

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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.  

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American Mathematical Society

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Draper Laboratory

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North Carolina State University
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American Physical Society

American Society of Civil Engineers
Bucknell University College of Engineering
Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute
Consortium for Ocean Leadership
James Madison University
The Pennsylvania State University
Polytechnic Institute of NYU
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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
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
United States Naval Academy (USNA)
University of Rochester

Vanderbilt University

VCU School of Engineering   


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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.