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Vol. 3 - No. 6- May 21, 2013

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   CountdownThe 3rd USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo Finale is less than one year away! We are thrilled to once again bring this amazing celebration of science & engineering to Washington, DC! The largest science festival in the United States will feature nationwide contests and school programs during the 2013/2014 school year, affiliate events and incredible exhibits and performances the week of the Festival Expo!
VIP Night Means High-Profile Attention For Exhibitors; Sign Up As An Expo Exhibitor Today!
Festival Exhibitor Being an exhibitor at the Festival Expo has its perks, including being invited to the Expo's high-profile VIP Night next April 25th, which will be attended by prominent Festival supporters and friends, and VIPs from the U.S. New STEM Solutions conference that will be held in conjunction with the Expo. And if you have not signed up as an Expo exhibitor, act now and join the growing number of science and engineering organizations, including the Biomedical Engineering SocietyHitachi, and the American Society for Cell Biology! 
Entertaining ENGINEERING.COM Returns as Festival Sponsor!  
Fans of the USA Science & Engineering Festival will remember
ENGINEERING.COM as a key sponsor of the 2010 and 2012 Festivals. Get ready as this online powerhouse in engineering returns as a major sponsor for 2014, and once more as the official videographer for the Festival where it will capture on camera the excitement of the event, including conducting inspirational on-site interviews with some of the nation's top innovators participating in the Expo's finale weekend celebration in DC!  You'll understand why the mission of ENGINEERING.COM is to "inform, inspire and entertain"!   
Read More and watch ENGINEERING.COM's video highlights from the 2012 Festival! 
Primed And Ready To Inspire: Now Accepting Applications To Host A Nifty Fifty Speaker At Your School!
Nifty Fifty They're back, and this time tripled in size! Yes, the Nifty Fifty, the Festival's elite group of scientists, engineers and innovators, are returning bigger than ever for school visits to wow students during the 2013/2014 school year in the Washington, DC Metro area. Apply NOW to bring a leading Nifty Fifty (times 3) scientist to your school, including: world-renowned physicist Mario Livio who delves into the mystery of super novas and Black Holes, or 17-year-old science phenomenon Sara Volz, who recently gained national attention for her groundbreaking inroads into algae biofuel - research conducted entirely from her bedroom laboratory! 
Spend Time With Leading Minds In Science At The X-STEM Symposium, April 24, 2014!
Rober Tijan Imagine interacting for an entire day with some of the most exciting minds in STEM! Make it happen by obtaining your ticket today for the Festival's X-STEM Extreme STEM Symposium set for April 24, 2014 in Washington, DC. Presented by Northrop Grumman Foundation and MedImmune, this unforgettable all-day event, replete with live demonstrations and hands-on workshops, will take you up close and personal with such fascinating innovators as: Francis Collins, genetics pioneer and director of the prestigious National Institutes of Health; and Saul Griffith, noted inventor and entrepreneur who is recognized worldwide for such inventions as low-cost eyeglasses and cartoons that teach kids science!

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End of School Year Volunteer Party:
Get your Posters, Bookmarks & T-shirts Before Summer!


Celebrate STEM and the end of the school year with educators, STEM professionals, student leaders and dedicated community supporters at our end of the year Volunteer party on June 2nd! And back by popular demand-- we will have MORE Periodic Table Festival Posters and bookmarks! The posters are perfect to display the Periodic Table in your classroom and the catchy STEM bookmarks can be distributed to encourage summer reading for your students! 

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X-STEM Schools are on FIRE!
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Priority Festival Benefits for 2013-2014!
Great Hills High School We have over 165 Registered X-STEM Schools and over 30 Certified X-STEM Schools listed on our website with some pretty incredible programs lined up to promote STEM! Students, parents, teachers and administrators still have time to register and be certified before the end of the School Year. X-STEM Schools get priority registration for the Nifty Fifty program, and can register for a booth at the Festival for a reduced rate. Sign up today! 

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


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American Mathematical Society

Draper Laboratory

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National Girls Collaborative Project
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North Carolina State University
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University of Massachusetts Lowell

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American Society for Microbiology
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Bucknell University College of Engineering
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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
Society of American Military Engineers 
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The University of Florida
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
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.