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Vol. 3 - No. 5- April 10, 2013

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3rd USA Science & Engineering Festival Latest News!
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We are almost one year away from the largest celebration of science & engineering with plenty of news to share! The Festival is excited to announce that we have joined forces with U.S. News & World Report to host the national gathering of the U.S. News STEM Solutions Conference at the Expo. This brings together the largest  K-12 STEM outreach event and the leading professional STEM solutions conference, making Washington, DC the place to be in April 2014! (read full article below) 
     Planning for the Festival has been going strong with year round programs in full force, including our new and improved Affiliate Event directory and map - the largest International directory of Science Festivals! Check out this great tool for locating STEM events in YOUR community, and learn more about ways we will promote your STEM event as a Partner.
     And other exciting news:
  • We are a proud member of the Business Roundtable K-12 Education Philanthropy Initiative, which has issued a proposal to fund STEM related K-12 programs!
  • Get behind the scenes of the Festival with our Info Webinar coming up April 24th.
  • The Festival is seeking a Sales Associate to join our team!  
Read ALL the Latest News here.


Impact Of Festival Escalates: Hosting STEM Solutions Conference During Expo Week!
US STEM ConferenceThe excitement level for Festival Expo week in April 2014 just went up a notch! The Festival has joined with U.S. News & World Report to host the national gathering of the U.S. News STEM Solutions Conference at the Expo during the week of April 21, 2014 in DC. This brings together the largest  K-12 STEM outreach event and the leading professional STEM solutions conference, making Washington, DC the place to be in April 2014! Read More 
Iron Man 3 Campaign: 1,000,000 Views Make A Difference!
Mark your calendars for Tuesday, April 16th to view exclusive footage of Marvel's Iron Man 3 on the Festival Facebook Page brought to us by Verizon FIOS! For every click of the release, Verizon FIOS will donate money towards the Festival which will help us to continue to bring a free celebration of science & engineering to the general public! Read More 
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Got a Creative Idea For An Exhibit? We Want to Hear From You!
ExhibitorAct now! Join the growing list of science and engineering organizations such as Lockheed Martin, Johns Hopkins University, National Science Teachers Association, and the Smithsonian, who have already signed up as Exhibitors for the Expo. Don't miss this chance to showcase your institution's expertise in this high-profile, unforgettable weekend celebration of science aimed at inspiring the next generation of innovators! Read More
Hot Ticket: Join Us At Festival Expo 2014 For The X-STEM Symposium!
Barrington IrvingDon't miss out on one of the hottest tickets for Festival Expo 2014: the X-STEM Extreme Symposium, presented by Northrop Grumman Foundation! This unforgettable event will give students the opportunity to meet some of the most inspiring minds in STEM - including prominent Hollywood film stuntman and special effects expert Steve Wolf, and aerospace motivator Barrington Irving who became the youngest person to pilot a plane solo around the world! Read More 
Volunteers & Teachers: Pick Up Festival Materials & Learn About X-STEM School Program!
Our volunteers are essential in helping us to put on the greatest celebration of science & engineering all year long! For the 3rd Festival, we have developed incredible opportunities for volunteers to connect with schools in the Greater Washington, DC area to help us bring STEM to the classroom in unique ways. Read More
Mascot Contest Finalists Announced!
Mascot Contest Our Mascot Contest was a huge success and we had quite a difficult time narrowing down the top finalists due to the creativity of our Festival Fans! We received entries from students, teachers, professionals and parents from all over the country! We will be revealing the winner soon, but for now take a look at the finalists.

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.  Read More


Thank You to our  
Palladium Sponsors

American Mathematical Society

Dassault Solid Works  

Draper Laboratory


National Girls Collaborative Project
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 
North Carolina State University
SGT, Inc.

U.S. Department of Agriculture

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American Physical Society

American Society of Civil Engineers
American Society for Microbiology
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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
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.