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Vol. 4 No. 5, March 25, 2015

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Creating STEM Role Models & Mentors! The Festival Education Outreach Programs allow students to get up close and personal with some of the most inspiring mentors in STEM! The upcoming X-STEM Symposium introduces students to the top innovators in the country including some very young up and comers in STEM. And throughout the 2015/2016 school year, the Nifty Fifty (x4) program continues to bring real life STEM professionals to schools across the Washington, D.C. region. 

In other Festival news: This Spring, together with the Youth Advisory Board, the Festival is challenging students to design creative alterations to classroom environments in order to engage more women in computer science with the ENIAC Classroom Design Prize. Read more about it in the article below. Be sure to sign up today if you would like to become a Festival Exhibitor! Space is limited for the 2016 Festival!

And as a reminder, there are STEM Festivals all over the world and the Festival team has created a comprehensive Affiliate Directory and Map to help find a science festival near you! Are you a science festival organizer? Visit this link to become an official USA Science & Engineering Festival Affiliate Event! 

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'Students Are Our Most Precious Resource': InfoComm Returns as Sponsor of Festival's Nifty Fifty Program!

InfoCommWhy is InfoComm International, the leading trade association for the audiovisual technology industry, returning this year as the sponsor of the Festival's prominent Nifty Fifty school visit program? The primary reason, says InfoComm executive Betsy Jaffe, is Nifty Fifty's powerful potential to transform students' attitude and performance in STEM. Which is why, she reports, InfoComm's involvement will be even more exciting and student-focused in 2015! 

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The Festival's X-STEM Symposium: 'We Inspire Future Innovators!' 

Dean Kamen
Get ready to delve into the fascinating world of innovation with the leading trailblazers in STEM today who are helping to make it all happen. Register NOW for the Festival's X-STEM Symposium, April 28, 2015 in D.C. where future innovators are sure to be inspired!
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What Does it Take to be an Innovator? Gain Insight From Festival Media Sponsor, Innovation & Tech Today 
Innovation & Tech True to its name, Innovation & Tech Today magazine will take students, teachers and others deep into the fascinating world of innovation as a Media Partner of the Festival. Find out what this dynamic publication has in mind to inspire you in the frontiers of STEM and STEAM!  
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Doing What it Does Best: Nifty Fifty Program Kicks Off Another Year to Inspire Future STEM Leaders!

The Nifty Fifty (x4)
kicks off another year of unforgettable STEM excitement as the program, presented by InfoComm, hosts school visits with a cadre of STEM Speakers and Role Models across Metropolitan D.C.! 
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Classroom Contest Designed to Engage Girls in STEM
Introducing a new classroom contest! Together with our Youth Advisory Board, we are excited to launch the ENIAC Classroom Design Prize, a competition challenging students to design creative alterations to classroom environments in order to engage more women in computer science.  
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Festival Volunteer Meeting & X-STEM Volunteer Opportunities!

This coming Sunday, March 29th, we will host another volunteer meeting focused on volunteer recruitment, training and placement for the X-STEM Symposium next month. 
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Thank you to our Newest Sponsors! 
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 4th 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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TODAY Show Launches "Make the Future" Contest

Does your child or student have an amazing idea that could change the world? The TODAY Show has launched the "Make the Future" Contest seeking kids that are 18 years old and younger with spectacular inventions or ideas. The winner has a chance to showcase his or her idea on the TODAY Show in New York City!

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Thank You to our Palladium Sponsors! 

American Mathematical Society

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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 

Oracle Academy

Space Camp & Aviation Challenge

Teaching Institute for Excellence in STEM

University of Massachusetts Lowell 

Thank You to our Titanium Sponsors! 

American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS)  

American Water Works Association (AWWA)

Big Kid Science

Bricks 4 Kids 

Bucknell University College of Engineering

James Madison University

New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering 

Stemtree Education Center

Tau Beta Pi

United States Naval Academy

University of Florida

University of Rochester

VCU School of Engineering 

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